Definition of ostentus
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Orthography ID = 2041188
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LNS
ostentus, ostentūs
ostendo
noun (m., 4th declension)
  1. a showing, exhibiting, display
  2. Show, parade, external appearance
  3. A sign, proof
Abbreviations
ostentus, ūs, m. ostendo. In gen., a showing, exhibiting, display (not in Cic. or Caes.): corpora extra vallum abjecta ostentui, as a public spectacle, Tac. A. 1, 29: atrocitatis, Gell. 20, 1, 48.

— In partic. Show, parade, external appearance: nova jura Cappadociae dedit bstentui magis, quam mansura, Tac. H. 1, 78.

— A sign, proof: ut Jugurthae scelerum ostentui essem, Sall. J. 24, 9; also a pretence, a sign given to deceive, id. ib. 46, 6: ut ostentui esset, multum vitalis spiritūs egestum, as a proof that, Tac. A. 15, 64; cf.: ostentui clementiae suae, id. ib. 12, 14 fin.: ostentui habere, Vulg. Heb. 6, 11.
 
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