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Lewis : massa

massa, massa, ae, f., = μάζα, that which adheres together like dough, a lump, mass (poet. and post-Aug.): massa picis, Verg. G. 1, 275: salis, Plin. 31, 7, 39, § 78: lactis coacti, cheese, Ov. M. 8, 666: lactis alligati, Mart. 8, 64, 9.—Of metals: versantque tenaci forcipe massam, Verg. A. 8, 453: aeris, Plin. 34, 9, 20, § 97: chalybis, Ov. F. 4, 405: ardens, Juv. 10, 130.—Of money: tum argenti montis, non massas habet: Aetna non aeque altast, Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 73.

Absol., of a mass of gold: contactu gleba potenti Massa fit, Ov. M. 11, 112: marmoris, a block of marble: marmor, non in columnis crustisve, sed in massa, Plin. 36, 6, 8, § 49.—Of chaos, Ov. M. 1, 70.—Of a heavy weight, Juv. 6, 421.—Of an indeterminate quantity of land, Inscr. Orell. 4360.