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Lewis : vespera

vespera, vespĕra, ae, f. = ἑσπέρα, i. e. ϝεσπερα ; cf. the preced. art., the evening, eventide (much more freq. than vesper; used only in sing.; in Cic. only adverb., ad vesperam): prima vespera, Plaut. Curc. 1, 1, 4; so Suet. Tib. 74; Just. 18, 4, 12: si accelerare volent, ad vesperam consequentur, Cic. Cat. 2, 4, 6: ibi se occultans perpotavit ad vesperam, id. Phil. 11, 31, 77: vespera, Sall. ap. Charis. 2, p. 223 (Hist. 2, 76 Dietsch): super sedem cottidianam magistratum primā vesperā suspendit (tabellas), Liv. 34, 61, 14: a mane usque ad vesperam, Suet. Calig. 18; cf. id. Claud. 34; id. Tib. 74; id. Aug. 53: inumbrante vesperă, Tac. H. 3, 19; id. A. 1, 16; 15, 60; Plin. Ep. 2, 11, 18; 9, 36, 4; Curt. 4, 7, 22; 5, 13, 10; 6, 7, 20; 6, 11, 9: vesperā fatigatus, Aur. Caes. ap. Charis. p. 198 P.: vesperā, adverb., in the evening, at even, Plin. 13, 18, 32, § 109; 19, 12, 60, § 183; 32, 4, 14, § 36; Fronto ap. Charis. l. l.

Transf., the West (cf. vesper, II. B.): ad vesperam jacentes terrae, Plin. 18, 25, 57, § 215.