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cōnūbĭum (less correctly connū-bĭum ; cf. Rib. prol. Verg. p. 393), ii (m the poets often trisyl., thus:
I.conubio,Verg. A. 1, 73; 4, 126; 7, 253; Ov. M. 6, 428: “conubia,Lucr. 3, 777: “conubiis,Verg. A. 3, 136; 4, 168; v. Wagn. and Forbig. ad Verg. A. 1, 73; and cf. conubialis), n. nubo, marriage, wedlock (considered as a civil institution; while conjugium had regard to the physical union, cf. Dict. of. Antiq.).
I. Prop. (very freq. in prose and poetry), Cic. de Or. 1, 9, 37; id. Off. 1, 17, 54; Sall. J. 18, 6; Liv. 4, 5, 6; 4, 6, 2 sq.; Cat. 62, 57; 64, 141; Verg. A. 1, 73; 3, 136; v. the passages cited, init., from Verg. and Ov.—Plur., of a single marriage (poet.): “Pyrrhin' conubia servas?Verg. A. 3, 319; Val. Fl. 8, 421.—
II. Meton.
A. = jus conubii or conubii societas, the right to intermarry, according to Roman principles: “conubia illi (sc. decemviri) ut ne plebi et patribus essent, inhumanissimā lege sanxerunt, quae postea plebei scito Canulejo abrogatast,Cic. Rep. 2, 37, 63; cf. Liv. 4, 1, 1 sq.; 8, 14, 10; 9, 43, 23 and 24; Curt. 8, 4, 25; cf. Gai Inst. 1, § 55 sq. al.—
B. Poet., sexual union (cf. conjugium, II. B. 1.), Lucr. 3, 777; 5, 1011; Ov. Am. 2, 7, 21.—*
C. Of plants, an ingrafting, Plin. 16, pr. § 1.
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