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lōrum , i (lōrus , i, m., Petr. 57, 8; App. M. 3, p. 135, 13; Schol. ap. Juv. 6, 480), n. for vlorum, from a ground-form vlārom; Gr. εὔληρα, reins; root perh. val-; cf. volvo,
I.a thong.
B. In gen., leather: “signum de paupere loro,Juv. 5, 165.—
II. Transf., plur.: lōra , the reins of a bridle: “loris ducere equos,Liv. 35, 34: “lora dare,to give the reins to the horses, slacken the reins, Verg. G. 3, 107: “lora tende,draw the reins tight, Ov. Am. 3, 2, 72: “fortius uti loris,id. M. 2, 127: “lora remisit,id. ib. 2, 200: “Automedon lora tenebat,Juv. 1, 61.—
B. A whip, lash, scourge: “quin loris caedite, si lubet,Plaut. Merc. 5, 4, 42; id. Ps. 1, 2, 12: “loris uri,Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 47: “loris caedere aliquem,Cic. Phil. 8, 8; Quint. 5, 10, 88: “loris rumpere aliquem,Dig. 47, 10, 15; Juv. 6, 414.—
C. The girdle of Venus: “dixit et arcano percussit pectora loro,Mart. 6, 21, 9.—
D. The leathern bulla, worn by children of the poorer class, Juv. 5, 165; v. bulla.—
E. = membrum virile, Petr. 13; Mart. 7, 58, 3; 10, 55, 5.—
F. A slender vinebranch, Plin. 14, 1, 3, § 11.—
G. Lorum vomitorium, a thong thrust into the throat to produce vomiting, Scrib. Comp. 180.
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