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Lewis : flagrantia

flagrantia, flāgrantĭa, ae, f. flagro, a burning, a glowing heat, ardor (mostly post-class.). Lit.: montis (Aetnae), Gell. 17, 10, 8: solis, App. M. 4, p. 157; 6, p. 178: aestatis, Arn. 2, p. 69: aestiva, the heat of summer, Mart. Cap. 8, p. 183: non flagrantiā oculorum, non libertate sermonis, sed etiam complexu; etc., * Cic. Cael. 20, 49.

Trop.: omnem pectoris flagrantiam sedare, vehement desire, Prud. στεφ . 10, 734: materna, maternal affection, Gell. 12, 1, 22.—Concr. as a term of reproach: etiam opprobras vim, flagiti flagrantia? thou burning shame! worst of scoundrels! Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 28; cf. flagitium, II. A.