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punctum ī, n

P. n. of pungo, a prick, puncture : volucris parvulae (i. e. muscae), Ph.— A point, mathematical point , C.—Since in the comitia a point upon the waxed tablet indicated the name voted for, an affirmative vote, vote, suffrage, ballot : quot in eā tribu puncta tuleris: Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci, i. e. has everybody's approval , H.—In space, a point : quasi punctum (terrae).—With temporis, the smallest portion of time, an instant, moment, point of time : Num temporis mihi punctum ad hanc rem est, T.: uno puncto temporis, at the same instant : nullo puncto temporis intermisso: animi discessus a corpore fit ad punctum temporis: temporis puncto Uticam relinquunt, Cs.—In discourse, a brief clause, short section .

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