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haustus , ūs, m. haurio,
I.a drawing.
I. Lit.: “aqua, quae non sit haustus profundi,Col. 1, 5, 1: “puteus in tenues plantas facili diffunditur haustu,Juv. 3, 227; Mel. 2, 4, 4: aquae ductus, haustus, iter, actus, etc.... a jure civili sumitur, the right of drawing, * Cic. Caecin. 26, 74; Dig. 8, 3, 1: “haustus ex fonte privato,ib. 8, 3, 3, § 3. —
II. Transf., a drinking, swallowing, drawing in; and concr., a drink, draught (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; for the most part only in the plur.): “largos haustus e fontibu' magnis Lingua fundet,Lucr. 1, 412; cf.: “saepe, sed exiguis haustibus inde (i. e. rivo) bibi,in small draughts, Ov. F. 3, 274: “haustu sparsus aquarum Ora fove,Verg. G. 4, 229: “haustus aquae mihi nectar erit,Ov. M. 6, 356: “undarum,Luc. 3, 345: “Bacchi (i. e. vini) haustus,Ov. M. 7, 450: “sanguinis,” i. e. the stream, current, id. ib. 4, 118: “Catulus se ignis haustu ludibrio hostium exemit,swallowing, Flor. 3, 21, 15: “esse apibus partem divinae mentis et haustus Aetherios,” i. e. breath, soul, Verg. G. 4, 220; cf.: “alium domi esse caeli haustum, alium lucis aspectum,Curt. 5, 5: “(canes) Suspensis teneros imitantur dentibus haustus,” i. e. gentle snappings, Lucr. 5, 1068: “peregrinae haustus arenae,a handful, Ov. M. 13, 526; cf.: “angusti puero date pulveris haustus,Stat. Th. 10, 427; v. haurio.—
B. Trop.: “Pindarici fontis qui non expalluit haustus,” i. e. to drink from, to imitate, Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 10: “justitiae haustus bibere,Quint. 12, 2, 31.
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