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lactes , ium (in sing. lactis, is, only, acc. to Prisc. p. 686, erroneously on account of lactis agninas), f. root lag-; Gr. λαγαρός; cf. Lat. languidus, laxus,
I.the intestines; esp. the smaller intestines, chitterlings (anteclass. and post - Aug.): “ab hoc ventriculo lactes in homine et ove, per quas labitur cibus: in ceteris hillae,Plin. 11, 37, 79, § 200: “ita cibi vocivitate venio lassis lactibus,” i. e. empty, famished, Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 40: “pulmone et lactibus unctis,Pers. 2, 30. —Prov.: “adligare canem fugitivom agninis lactibus, said of the employment of a trifling remedy for a great evil,Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 85.
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