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lătex , ĭcis, m. (f., Att. ap. Prisc. p. 658 P.),
I.a liquid, fluid (mostly poet.).—So esp. of water: “latices simulatos fontis Averni,Verg. A. 4, 512: “Lethaei ad fluminis undam Securos latices et longa oblivia potant,id. ib. 6, 715: “desilit in latices,Ov. M. 4, 353: “fontes laticis,id. P. 3, 1, 17: “occulti latices,hidden springs, Liv. 44, 33, 2: “latex aquae,Sol. 5, 16: “laticum frugumque cupido,thirst and hunger, Lucr. 4, 1093.—Of wine: “liquoris vitigeni,Lucr. 5, 15: “Lyaeus,Verg. A. 1, 686: “meri,Ov. M. 13, 653: “vineus,Sol. 5, 16.—Of other liquids: “absinthi,juice of wormwood, Lucr. 4, 16: “Palladii,oil, Ov. M. 8, 274: “nivei,milk, Prud. Cath. 3, 67.
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