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frāgro (collat. form fraglo, Dracont. Carm. 10, 287), āvi, 1, v. n. Sanscr. dhraj-, breathe, etc.; hence frāga; cf. flare, to blow,
I.to emit a smell, to smell (of both good and bad odors), to emit fragrance, to reek (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; esp. freq. in the part. pres.).
I. Of a pleasant odor.
(β). In the part. pres.: “redolentque thymo fragrantia mella,Verg. G. 4, 169; id. A 1, 436: “cubile sertis ac Syrio olivo,Cat. 6, 8: “domus Assyrio odore,id. 68, 144: “adolescentulus unguento,Suet. Vesp. 8: “Venus balsama,App. M. 6, p. 177, 30: “amomum,Sil. 15, 117.—
II. Of an unpleasant smell: “fragrat acerbus odor,Val. Fl. 4, 493: “ne gravis hesterno fragres, Fescennia, vino,Mart. 1, 88, 1.—Hence, frāgrans , antis, P. a., sweet - scented, fragrant: “fragrantissimum unguentum,App. M. 10, p. 249, 4: “fragrantissimus spiritus,Mart. Cap. 1, § 85.—Adv.: frāgranter , fragrantly: “crocum Ciliciae spirat fragrantius,Sol. 38, § 6.
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