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māteria and māteriēs ae, acc. am and em, f

mater, stuff, matter, material, timber, substance : earum (navium) materiā ad reliquas reficiendas uti, Cs.: rerum, ex quā et in quā sunt omnia: materiam superabat opus, O.: si nihil valet materies: consumpserat omnem Materiam, means of subsistence , O.—Fig., a subject, matter, subject-matter, topic, ground, theme : artis: bella ad iocandum: materies crescit mihi, the subject grows on me : aequa Viribus, suited to your powers , H.A cause, occasion, source, opportunity : gloriae suae: seditionis: ratio cui et fortuna ipsa prae<*> buit materiam, L.: criminandi, L.: materiam invidiae dare: iocorum, Iu.A resource, store : consumpserat omnem Materiam ficti, O.Naturai abilities, capacity, disposition : fac, fuisse in isto Catonis materiem: ingentis publice privatimque decoris, L.: ad cupiditatem, L.: materiā digna perire tuā, unfeeling disposition , O.

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