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gusto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. gustus,
I.to taste, to take a little of any thing (freq. and class.; cf.: libo, manduco, edo, etc.).
I. Lit.
B. In partic., to take a slight meal, to take a luncheon or whet; to eat a little: “Cretes, quorum nemo gustavit umquam cubans,Cic. Mur. 35, 74: “post solem plerumque frigida lavabatur, deinde gustabat, dormiebatque minimum,Plin. Ep. 3, 5, 11; Aug. ap. Suet. Aug. 76.—
II. Trop., to taste, partake of, enjoy: “gustaras civilem sanguinem vel potius exsorbueras,Cic. Phil. 2, 29, 71: “gustare partem ullam liquidae voluptatis,id. Fin. 1, 18, 58: “quod si ipsi haec neque attingere neque sensu nostro gustare possemus, tamen, etc.,id. Arch. 8, 17: “praecepta,id. de Or. 1, 32, 145: “summatim rerum causas et genera ipsa,id. ib. 2, 36, 123: “Metrodorum illum,” i. e. heard, attended for a while, id. ib. 3, 20, 75: “partem aliquam rei publicae,id. Fam. 12, 23, 3: “sermonem alicujus,” i. e. listen to, overhear, Plaut. Most. 5, 1, 15: “amorem vitae,Lucr. 5, 179: “lucellum,Hor. S. 2, 5, 82.
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