Definition of fastigium
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LEM
fastīgium, fastīgiī
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. the top of a gable, gable end, pediment
  2. a top, height, summit, edge
  3. [plural] depth
  4. a slope, declivity, descent
  5. [figuratively] a finish, completion
  6. elevation, rank, dignity
Abbreviations
fastīgium ī, n the top of a gable, gable end, pediment: Capitoli: fastigia templorum, L.: Evado ad summi fastigia culminis, V.: ut haberet fastigium, i. e. a temple in his honor: ignem ad fastigia iactant, to the roof, V.

—A top, height, summit, edge: colles pari altitudinis fastigio, Cs.: fontis, Cs.: muri, Cu.

—Plur, depth: scrobibus quae sint fastigia quaeras, what should be the depth of the trenches, V.

—A slope, declivity, descent: locus tenui fastigio vergebat, Cs.: iniquum loci ad declivitatem, Cs.: cloacis fastigio in Tiberim ductis, by a gradual descent, L.: scrobes paulatim angustiore ad infimum fastigio, i. e. gradually narrowing, Cs.

—Fig., a finish, completion: operi tamquam fastigium inponere, crown the work.

— Elevation, rank, dignity: dictaturae semper altius fastigium fuit, L.: alii cives eiusdem fastigi, L.: mortale, Cu.: muliebre, womanly dignity, Ta.: fortunae, the height, Cu.: Quales ex humili magna ad fastigia rerum Extollit Fortuna, Iu.: summa sequar fastigia rerum, great outlines, V.
 
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