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fărīna , ae, f. far,
I.ground corn, meal, flour.
I. Prop., Plin. 18, 9, 20, § 88; Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 17; Plin. 20, 13, 51, § 139; 22, 25, 67, § 137.—Prov.: “facis farinam,” i. e. waste, scatter, Mart. 8, 16, 5; Vulg. Matt. 13, 33.—
II. Trop., to designate the material of which a thing is composed, i. e. its nature, quality (postAug.): “cum fueris nostrae farinae,Pers. 5, 115: “Cassius quidam Parmensis quadam epistola ut pistoris nepotem sic taxat Augustum: Materna tibi farina ex crudissimo Ariciae pistrino, etc.,Suet. Aug. 4.
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