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con-tingo (-tinguo ), ĕre,
I.v. a., to wet, moisten (perh. only in Lucr. and Verg.).
I. Lit.: “oras, pocula circum mellis liquore,Lucr. 1, 938: “semina rerum colore,id. 2, 755: “lac parco sale,to sprinkle, Verg. G. 3, 403: “tonsum corpus amurcā,id. ib. 3, 448. —
II. Trop.: “musaeo contingens cuncta lepore,Lucr. 1, 934 and 947; 4, 9 and 22.
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