Definition of cardo
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Orthography ID = 1002152
1.
LEM
cardō, cardinis
CARD-
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. a hinge, pivot and socket (of door or gate)
  2. [in astron.] a pole
  3. a boundary, limit
  4. [figuratively and poetic] a turning-point, crisis
Abbreviations
cardō inis, m CARD-, a hinge, pivot and socket (of door or gate): postīs a cardine vellit, V.: (ianua) movebat Cardines, H.: facili patuerunt cardine valvae, Iu.: versato cardine Egreditur, opening the door, O.

— In astron., a pole: Extremusque adeo duplici de cardine vertex Dicitur esse polus, C., O.

—A boundary, limit: intra eum cardinem (imperii), i. e. Mount Taurus, L.

—Fig., a turning-point, crisis (poet.): tantus rerum, V.
 
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