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(sordēs, is) sing. only acc. and abl., and sordēs, ium (as plur. tantum), f

dirt, filth, uncleanness, squalor: in sordibus aurium inhaerescere: Auriculae contectā sorde dolentes, H.—Soiled clothing as a mourning garb, mourning: iacere in lacrimis et sordibus: insignis sordibus turba, L.—Fig., lowness, meanness of rank, low condition, humiliation, vileness, baseness: fortunae et vitae: emergere ex miserrimis naturae tuae sordibus: in infamiā relinqui ac sordibus.—Of persons, the dregs of the people, rabble: urbis: o lutum, sordes! vile creature!—Meanness, stinginess, niggardliness, sordidness: amare sordes et inhumanitatem: sordes obicere mihi, H.: cogit minimas ediscere sordes, the meanest tricks, Iu.: nullam (huius) in re familiari sordem posse proferri.

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