Definition of fax
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Orthography ID = 1006140
1.
LEM
fax, facis
1 FAC-
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. a torch, firebrand, flambeau, link
  2. a nuptial-torch
  3. a funeral-torch
  4. [as an attribute of Cupid] the torch of love
  5. [as an attribute of the Furies] the torch of wrath
  6. [of the heavenly bodies] a light, orb
Abbreviations
fax facis, f 1 FAC-, a torch, firebrand, flambeau, link: faces de muro eminus iaciebant, Cs.: faces undique ex agris conlectae, L.: ambulare cum facibus, H.: faces iam accensas ad urbis incendium exstinxi: ardens: faces ferro inspicare, V.: dilapsa in cineres fax, H.: arcana, i. e. carried in the Eleusinian mysteries, Iu.

—A nuptial-torch (carried in the wedding procession): novas incide faces, tibi ducitur uxor, V.: face nuptiali digna, i. e. of marriage, H.: nuptiales: maritae, O.

—A funeral-torch (with which the pyre was kindled): Funereas rapuere faces, V.

—As an attribute of Cupid, the torch of love, O., Tb., Pr.

—As an attribute of the Furies, the torch of wrath: madefacta sanguine, O.

—Of the heavenly bodies, a light, orb: Phoebi fax, C. poet.

—A fiery meteor, fire-ball, shooling-star, comet: visae nocturno tempore faces: Stella facem ducens, i. e. a torch-like train, V.: stellae, a comet, L.: faces visae ardere sub astris, meteors, O.

—Fig., a torch, light: facem praeferre pudendis, i. e. make deeds of shame conspicuous, Iu.: studii mei, guide, O.: adulescentulo ad libidinem facem praeferre.

—A torch, fire, flame, incitement, stimulus, cause of ruin, destruction: corporis facibus inflammari ad cupiditates: me torret face mutuā Calais, flame of love, H.: dicendi faces, flaming eloquence: subicere faces invidiae alicuius: inde faces ardent (a dote), Iu.: Antonius incendiorum, instigator: belli, L.
 
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