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fidēs is, f

a chord, string (of a musical instrument); hence, plur, a stringed instrument, lyre, lute, cithern: voces, ut nervi in fidibus, ita sonant, ut, etc.: canorae, V.: fidibus canere praeclare: fidibus Placare deos, H.: fidibus discere: fidibusne Latinis Thebanos aptare modos, i. e. to imitate Pindaric odes, H.—In sing, a stringed instrument, lyre (poet.): Sume fidem, O.: Teïa, H.: si blandius moderere fidem, H.—A constellation, the Lyre: clara, C. poët.

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