Definition of certamen
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LEM
certāmen, certāminis
noun (n., 3rd declension)
  1. a decisive contest, measuring of forces, struggle, strife, dispute, dissension, rivalry, competition
  2. a battle, fight, struggle, combat, engagement
  3. a trial, race, match, contest, struggle
  4. [by metonymy] rivalry, competition, emulation, ambition, zeal
  5. a prize
Abbreviations
certāmen inis, n certo, a decisive contest, measuring of forces, struggle, strife, dispute, dissension, rivalry, competition: inter clarissimos duces: de urbis possessione: cum alqo: regni, L.: nostrum: certamina domi finita, civil dissensions, L.: inter mortalīs vine an virtute, etc., S.: certamina divitiarum, H.

— A battle, fight, struggle, combat, engagement: ubi res ad certamen venit, S.: in certamine ipso, L.: medio in certamine, V.: ita vario certamine pugnatum est, such were the changing aspects of the battle, Cs.: humanum, between men, L.: pari certamine geri, with equal numbers, Cs.: pugnae, O.: navale, V.: non temptato certamine, L.: me in certamina poscere, challenge, V.

— A trial, race, match, contest, struggle: gladiatorium: Instituit celebri certamine ludos, O.: celebrata sancto certamina patri, V.: cursūs, O.: equus certamine primus, H.: ponam certamina classis, make a match, V.: Velocis iaculi certamina ponit, V.

—Meton., rivalry, competition, emulation, ambition, zeal: honoris et gloriae: pugna mediocri certamine commissa: olli certamine summo Procumbunt, V.: magni certaminis dimicatio, L.

—A prize: tanti certaminis heres, O.
 
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