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ăvĭa , or in late Lat., ăva , ae, f. avus,
I.a grandmother on the father's or the mother's side: “Matres duas habet et avias duas,Plaut. Truc. 4, 3, 34: “anus avia,Curt. 3, 11, 25; Vulg. 2 Tim. 1, 5: “avia tam paterna quam materna,Dig. 38, 10, 10: Inter avam et neptem tu mediata agas, Ven. Fort. 8, Carm. 18, 8.—Meton., a prejudice, as it were, inherited from a grandmother: “dum veteres avias tibi de pulmone revello,old wives' fables, Pers. 5, 92, ubi v. Gildersleeve.
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    • New Testament, 2 Timothy, 1.5
    • Plautus, Trinummus, 4.3
    • Persius, Saturae, 5
    • Curtius, Historiarum Alexandri Magni, 3.11.25
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