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What does cōnfectus actually mean? According to Lewis & Short, a common meaning of conficere is "to diminish, lessen, weaken an object; to sweep away, destroy, kill, wear out, consume." In particular, they mention: "In part. perf.: sicut fortis equus... senio confectu' quiescit, impaired, weakened, Enn. ap. Cic. Sen. 5, 14; and so very ...


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