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summa ae, f

summus; sc. res, the top, summit ; hence, fig., the chief place, highest rank, leadership, supremacy : vobis summam ordinis concedere: summam imperi tenere, the supreme power , Cs.: ad te summa solum rerum redit, T.: totius belli, the command in chief , Cs.The main thing, chief point, principal matter, sum, essence, substance : leges non perfectae . . . sed ipsae summae rerum atque sententiae, the main points : lectis rerum summis, L.: haec summa est; hic nostri nuntius esto, V.: summa est, si curaris, ut, etc.: universi belli, the main issue of the war , L.: ad summam rerum consulere, for the general welfare , Cs.: ad discrimen summā rerum adductā, to a general engagement , L.: remittendo de summā quisque iuris, extreme right , L.: summa ducum Atrides, the flower of leaders , O.An amount, sum, aggregate, whole, quantity : de summā mali detrahere: summa cogitationum mearum omnium: summa exercitūs salva, the main body of the army , Cs.—In reckoning, the amount, sum, total, aggregate : addendo deducendoque videre, quae reliqui summa fiat: subducamus summam.—Of money, a sum, amount : pecuniae summam quantam imperaverit, parum convenit, L.: pecuniae summa homines movit, L.—With ellips . of pecuniae : De summā nihil decedet, T.: hac summā redempti, L.—In the phrase, ad summam, on the whole, generally, in short, in a word : ille adfirmabat . . . ad summam; non posse istaec sic abire: Ad summam; sapiens, etc., to sum up , H.—In the phrase, in summā, in all, in fine : absolutus, in summā, quattuor sententiis: in omni summā.

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