Definition of cinis
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LEM
cinis, cineris
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. ashes
  2. [especially of a corpse] the ashes
  3. [of a burned city] the ashes
  4. [figuratively] destruction, ruin, annihilation
Abbreviations
cinis eris, m ashes, H.

— Esp., of a corpse, the ashes: filii sui: Libabat cineri, V.: dum modo absolvar cinis, i. e. after my death, Ph.: Post cinerem cineres ad pectora pressant, after burning the corpse, O.

—Plur: ad cineres parentis, V.: matris, H.

—Of a burned city, the ashes: in cinere urbis consules futuri: cineres patriae, V.

— Fig., destruction, ruin, annihilation: patriae: deflagrati imperi: ubi omne Verterat in fumum et cinerem, i. e. had consumed, H.
 
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