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ferrūgo , ĭnis, f. ferrum; like aerugo from aes,
I.iron-rust (syn.: aerugo, rubigo).
B. Transf., the color of iron-rust, a darkred, dark-chestnut, a dusky color: “nuclei vestiti aliā ferruginis tunicā,Plin. 15, 10, 9, § 35; also sea-green: “viridis ferrugine barba,Ov. M. 13, 960: “excutit obscurā tinctas ferrugine habenas,id. ib. 5, 404; “15, 789: sol caput obscurā nitidum ferrugine texit,gloom, Verg. G. 1, 467: “maesta obtenta Ditis ferrugine regna,id. Cul. 273: “pectus manu ferrugine tincta Tangit,Ov. M. 2, 798: “pictus acu chlamydem et ferrugine clarus Hiberā,purple, Verg. A. 9, 582; cf.: “peregrinā ferrugine clarus et ostro,id. ib. 11, 772: “violas ferrugine pingit,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 93.—*
II. Trop., envy (cf. aerugo): animusque mala ferrugine purus, Auct. Pan. ad Pis. 95.
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