Definition of ancora, anchora
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Orthography ID = 2003064
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LNS
ancora, ancorae
(anchora, anchorae)
v. ango
ἄγκῦρα
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. an anchor
  2. refuge, hope, support
  3. an iron in the form of an anchor
Abbreviations
ancora, ae (not anchora), f. v. ango, = ἄγκῦρα, an anchor. Lit.: Ancora fundabat naves, Verg. A. 6, 3: jacere, to cast anchor, Caes. B. G. 4, 28; so, mittere, to let go, Vulg. Act. 27, 29: extendere, to put out, ib. ib. 27, 30: naves deligare ad ancoras, Caes. B. G. 4, 29: navem tenere in ancoris, Nep. Them. 8, 7: consistere ad ancoram, to lie at anchor, Caes. B. C. 3, 102: naves in ancoris constiterunt, id. ib. 3, 28 et saep.: solvere, to weigh anchor, Cic. Att. 1, 13; so, tollere, Caes. B. C. 1, 31; so Vulg. Act. 27, 40; also, in gen., to depart, go away, Varr. R. R. 3, 17, 1: vellere, Liv. 22, 19: praecidere, to cut the cables, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 34 al.

— Trop., as a symbol of security, refuge, hope, support: ancora jam nostram non tenet ulla ratem, Ov. Tr. 5, 2, 42: ultima fessis ancora, Sil. 7, 24; cf.: spem, quam sicut ancoram habemus, Vulg. Heb. 6, 10.

— Transf., an iron in the form of an anchor, Pall. 1, 40, 5.
 
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