Definition of annona
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Orthography ID = 1001156
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LEM
annōna, annōnae
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. the year's produce
  2. means of subsistence, provisions, corn, grain, crop
  3. [by metonymy] the price (of grain), market
Abbreviations
annōna ae, f annus, the year's produce: vectigal ex salariā annonā, out of the annual supply, L.

— Means of subsistence, provisions, corn, grain, crop: Tum annona carast, is dear, T.: caritas annonae, scarcity: perfugia nostrae annonae, resources of our market: vilitas annonae, abundance.

—Meton., the price (of grain), market: iam ad denarios quinquaginta in singulos modios annona pervenerat, Cs.: vetus, former prices, L.: annonam levare, to relieve scarcity: ad varietates annonae horreum, a storehouse against fluctuations in price, L.

—Fig.: Vilis amicorum est annona, the market price, H.
 
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