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Lewis : plaga

plaga, plăga, ae, f. root πλακ- of Gr. πλακοῦς ; cf. planca, plancus, plānus. A region, quarter, tract (mostly poet.; v. Madv. ad Cic. Fin. 2, 4, 12, where de plagis omnibus is the reading of the best MSS., but pagis of the edd.; but cf. Mütz. ad Curt. p. 516 sq.; and Krebs, Antibarb. p. 869; syn.: regio, tractus, terra): aetheria, the ethereal regions, the air, Verg. A. 1, 394: caeli scrutantur plagas, Poët. ap. Cic. Div. 2, 13, 30: et si quem extenta plagarum Quattuor in medio dirimit plaga solis iniqui, zones, Verg. A. 7, 226: ardens, the torrid zone, Sen. Herc. Oet. 67; also called fervida, id ib. 1219: septentrionalis, Plin. 16, 32, 59, § 136: ea plaga caeli, Just. 42, 3, 2: ad orientis plagam, Curt. 4, 37, 16: ad orientalem plagam, on the east, in the eastern quarter, Vulg. Deut. 4, 41: contra orientalem plagam urbis, id. Josue, 4, 19: ad septentrionalem plagam collis, side, id. Judic. 7, 1 et saep.

In partic., a region, district, canton (only in Liv.), Liv. 9, 41, 15.