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Lewis : pubertas

pubertas, pūbertas, ātis, f. puber, the age of manhood or maturity, puberty. Lit.: primis pubertatis annis, Just. 9, 6, 5: ab initio pubertatis, id. 23, 1, 8; 35, 2, 2; and: circa pubertatem, Plin. 25, 13, 95, § 154: pubertatis et primae adulescentiae tempus, Suet. Dom. 1; cf. Macr. S. 7, 7: differetur quaestio in tempus pubertatis, Dig. 37, 10, 1, § 11; 37, 10, 7, § 3.

Transf. The signs of puberty, the beard, etc., Cic. N. D. 2, 33, 86; Plin. 7, 16, 17, § 76; 21, 26, 97, § 170.

Of plants, soft down, pubescence, Plin. 23, praef. 4, § 7.

Manhood, virility: inexhausta pubertas, Tac. G. 20, 2.

Youth, young persons: pubertas canis suum honorem reddebat, Val. Max. 2, 1, 10: dux pubertatis, Vulg. Prov. 2, 17.