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hālĭtus (alitus ), ūs, m. id.,
I.breath, exhalation, steam, vapor.
I. Lit. (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): Nemeaeus leo Frendens efflavit graviter extremum halitum, his last breath, * “Cic. poët. Tusc. 2, 9, 22: aegris faucibus exsuperat gravis halitus,Pers. 3, 88: “quae (i. e. nebulae aestusque) velut halitus sursum feruntur,Lucr. 6, 478: “a pulmone halitus graveolentia,” i. e. stinking breath, Plin. 28, 12, 53, § 194; so, “oris,id. 21, 20, 83, § 142; 28, 4, 14, § 56; cf.: “artificis halitus oris,Juv. 10, 238: “postero die ex ore (ebriorum) halitus cadi,fumes of wine, Plin. 14, 22, 28, § 142: “plumbi fornacium halitus noxius et pestilens,exhalation, fumes, id. 34, 18, 50, § 167: carbonum, Prud. στεφ. 5, 219: “terrae,Plin. 11, 12, 12, § 31; Quint. 7, 9, 8: “salis,Plin. 17, 4, 2, § 24: “Averni,Val. Fl. 4, 494: “solis,” i. e. heat, Col. 2, 5, 2.—
II. Transf., the spirit, soul, Prud. Cath. 10, 11.—
b. Wind: “frigidus,Claud. Rutil. 1, 105.
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