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lumbrīcus , i, m.,
I.an intestinal worm, maw-worm, stomach-worm.
I. Lit.: “si teniae et lumbrici molesti erunt,Cato, R. R. 126; Col. 6, 25; cf. id. 6, 30, 9: “nec lumbricis ulli sunt (oculi),Plin. 11, 37, 52, § 140; Cael. Aur. Acut. 7, 8 al.
II. Transf., an earth-worm, dew-worm: “nunc ab transenna hic turdus lumbricum petit,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 6, 22: “effodere lumbricos,Col. 7, 9: “terrae,Ser. Samm. 12.—As a term of abuse, thou worm! foras, lumbrice, qui sub terra erepsisti modo, Plaut. Aul. 4, 4, 1.
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