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pestis is, f

an infectious disease, plague, pest, pestilence: ibes avertunt pestem ab Aegypto: alii aliā peste absumpti sunt, L.—Destruction, ruin, death: certa, S.: detestabilis: civitatis: servatae a peste carinae, i. e. from fire, V.: populo pestem minitantes, L.—A pest, curse, bane: textilis (the poisoned shirt of Nessus), C. poët.: coluber, Pestis boum, V.: nec saevior ulla Pestis et ira deūm (the Harpies), V.: clade et peste sub illā (Nero), Iu.: quaedam pestes hominum, social pests: corporeae pestes, V.

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