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pausa, ae, f., = παῦσις [root in παύω, to cause to cease, to stop],

  1. I. a pause, halt, stop, cessation, end (ante- and post-class. for quies, finis, etc.): Neptunus saevus undis asperis pausam dedit, Enn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 2 (Sat. v. 11 Vahl.): pausam facere ore fremendi, id. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 104 (Ann. v. 572 ib.); cf.: quae pausa pugnandi fieret, id. ap. Philarg. ad Verg. G. 4, 188 (Ann. v. 348 ib.): pausam dare loquendi, Lucil. ap. Non. 158, 9; Att. ib. 158, 8: pausam facere, Plaut. Poen. 2, 13; id. Rud. 4, 6, 1: da pausam, parce misero, id. Pers. 5, 2, 37: vitaï, Lucr. 3, 930: dare pausam conciliis, id. 2, 119: pausam stare fragori, id. 1, 747: pausa parva fit ardoris, id. 4, 1116: bibendae nivis, Gell. 19, 5, 4: pausam pacemque tribuere saevis casibus, App. M. 11, p. 357, 40 (in Plaut. Trin. 1, 2, 150, the true read. is παῦσαι).
  2. II. In partic., in the later relig. lang.: pausas edere, in the processions of Isis, to stop at certain stations and sing hymns in honor of the goddess, Spart. Caracall. 9 fin.; so, pausas explere, id. Pescen. 6; cf. pausarius, II.