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com-bĭbo (conb- ), bĭbi, 3, v. n. and
I.a.
I. Neutr., to drink with any one as a companion (very rare): “aeque combibendi et convivandi peritissimus,Sen. Ep. 123, 15.—
II. Act., to drink completely up, to absorb, to imbibe (the most common signif., rare before the Aug. per., in Cic. only once trop.).
A. Prop.: “combibunt guttura sucos,Ov. M. 13, 944; 7, 287: atrum venenum corpo re, * Hor. C. 1, 37, 28: “ore lacrimas alicujus,Ov. A. A. 2, 326: “lacrimas meas,to repress, conceal, id. H. 11, 54, Sen. Ep. 49, 1. —Of the absorbing of the rays of the sun: “cute soles,Mart. 10, 12, 7; cf. the foll.—
2. Transf. to inanimate objects: “metreta amurcam,Cato, R. R. 100 Schneid. N. cr.: “ara cruorem,Ov. M. 13, 410: “testa oleum,Col. 12, 50, 17, p. 527 Bip.: “uvae mustum,id. 12, 39, 1' caepa jus, id. 12, 10, 2: “baca salem,id. 12, 47, 10, p. 519 Bip.: “sic modo combibitur ingens Erasinus in arvis,is swallowed up, Ov. M. 15, 275.—Of the absorbing of the sun's rays: “scrobes solem pluviasque,Plin. 17, 11, 16, § 80; so, “cupressus flammas,Stat. Th. 10, 675.—And poet. of imbibing, i. e. receiving spots (after perfundere): “combibit os maculas,Ov. M. 5, 455.—
B. Trop.: artes, * Cic. Fin. 3, 2, 9; so, “illapsos per viscera luxus,Sil. 11, 402.
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