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glăber , bra, brum, adj. root γλαφ-, γλάφω, to hollow out, γλαφυρός; cf. scalpo,
I.without hair, smooth, bald: “oves glabrae quam haec est manus,Plaut. Trin. 2, 4, 140: “si quem glabrum facere velis,Varr. R. R. 1, 2, 26: “oves ventre glabro,id. ib. 2, 2, 6: “colla boum,Col. 6, 14, 7: “crure glaber,Mart. 12, 38, 4: glaber erat tamquam rien, Plaut. Fragm. ap. Fest. s. v. rienes, p. 276 and 277 Müll.: hordeum, Turran. ap. Plin. 18, 7, 15, § 75: tapete, Turp. ap. Non. 542, 18.—Comp.: “tu istum gallum glabriorem reddes mihi, quam volsus ludiu'st,Plaut. Aul. 2, 9, 6: “maritus cucurbitā glabrior,App. M. 5, p. 163,—
II. Transf., as subst.: glăber , bri, m., a young (beardless) slave, favorite slave of the Romans, Cat. 61, 142; Phaedr. 4, 5, 22; Sen. Ep. 47; id. Brev. Vit. 12; Inscr. Orell. 694; 2911.
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