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fōtus , ūs, m. foveo,
I.a warming, fomenting (post-Aug., rare except in abl.).
I. Lit., Amm. 21, 2, 3: “solis,Lact. 1, 12, 7: “decoctum eorum coeliacos juvat et potione et fotu,Plin. 23, 1, 10, § 14; 23, 9, 82, § 164: “fotus ex aqua calida,Cael. Aur. Tard. 2, 7, 97.—In plur., Mart. Cap. 1, § 35: “blandis,Prud. Ham. 304.—
II. Trop.: queis gloria fotibus aucta Sic cluat, Prud. cont. Symm. 2, 584.
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