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al-lūdo (adl- ), ūsi, ūsum, 3, v. a. and n.
I. To play or sport with any thing, to joke, jest, to do a thing sportively; with ad or dat. (most freq. after the Aug. per.; never in Plaut.; and in Ter. and in Cic. only once), * Ter. Eun. 3, 1, 34: Galba autem adludens (discoursing in jests) varie et copiose multas similitudines adferre, Cic. de Or. 1, 56, 240: “occupato,Phaedr. 3, 19 fin.; Ov. M. 2, 864: “nec plura adludens,Verg. A. 7, 117: “Cicero Trebatio adludens,jesting with, Quint. 3, 11, 18 Spald., Halm; so Suet. Caes. 22 al.
II. Trop., of the motion,
A. Of the waves, to sport with, to play against, dash upon: “mare terram appetens litoribus adludit,Cic. N. D. 2, 39, 100: solebat Aquilius, quid esset litus, ita definire, quā fluctus adluderet (B. and K. read eluderet; v. eludo), id. Top. 7, 32; cf. Quint. 5, 14, 34: “in adludentibus undis,Ov. M. 4, 342.—With acc.: “omnia, quae ... fluctus salis adludebant,Cat. 64, 66.—
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