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fĭgūrātīvus, a, um, adj., pertaining to the figurative mode of speaking, figurative (late Lat.), Cassiod. Varr. 8, 31. — Hence,

II. Subst.: figurativa, ae, f., figurative mode of speaking, Myth. Vatic. Fab. 127 ap. Mai. Auct. Class. 1, 3, p. 46.