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lăbĭa or lăbĕa , ae, f., and lăbĭum , ii, n. Gr. λάπτω; Lat. lambo, labrum, labeo; cf. Germ. Lippe; Engl. lip,
I.a lip (form labia, ante- and post-class. for labrum; “labium, also post-Aug.: Verrius Flaccus sic distinxit, modica esse labra, labia immodica et inde labiones dici,Charis. p. 79 P.): “dejecta labia,App. M. 3, p. 140.—In neutr.: labium, Seren. ap. Non. 210, 21.—More freq. in plur.: “age tibicen: refer ad labias tibias,Plaut. Stich. 5, 4, 41: “tremulus labeis demissis,Ter. Eun. 2, 3, 44; Nigid. ap. Gell. 10, 4, 4: “labiae pendulae,App. M. 3, p. 140. —Form labea, Pompon. ap. Non. 456, 43: “labearum ductu,Gell. 18, 4, 6.—In neutr.: “salivosa labia,App. Mag. p. 313: “labiorum fissuris mederi,Plin. 29, 3, 11, § 46: “ulcera labiorum,id. 34, 11, 27, § 115; Quint. 11, 3, 160 dub.; Lact. Opif. D. 10, 13; Just. 1, 10, 15; 15, 3, 4.—Prov.: “labiis ductare aliquem,to ridicule, make game of one, Plaut. Mil. 2, 1, 15.—
II. Transf., the axle or some other part of an oil-press: “labiam bifariam facito,Cato, R. R. 20, 2.
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