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sērius adj.

for * severius, from severus, grave, earnest, serious (only of things): rem seriam agere mecum, T.: dies religiosus ad agendum quicquam rei seriae, L.: verba, H.: verba seria dictu, H.—As subst n., earnestness, seriousness : res in serium versa est, Cu.Plur, serious matters, earnest discourse : quam multa seria (in epistulis): cum his seria ac iocos celebrare, L.: Sed tamen amoto quaeramus seria ludo, H.

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