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gustus , ūs, m. kindred with Sanscr. ǵush, to be fond of; Gr. γεύω, γεύομαι, γεῦσις, taste,
I.a tasting of food, a partaking slightly or eating a little of any thing (mostly post-Aug.; not in Cic.; cf.: gustatus, sapor).
I. Lit.
2. In partic.
a. A light dish at the beginning of a Roman meal, an antepast, whet, relish, = gustatio, Mart. 11, 31, 4; 11, 52, 12: “gustus elementa per omnia quaerunt,Juv. 11, 14.—Also in a neutr. form: “gustum versatile sic facies,Apic. 4, 5, § 181 sqq.—
b. A draught of water: “profer ex illa amphora gustum,Petr. 77 fin.
II. Trop. (post-Aug.).
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