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lumbus , i, m.,
I.a loin.
II. Transf.
A. The genital organs, Pers. 1, 20; 4, 35; Juv. 9, 59.—Hence, in eccl. Lat.: “in lumbis patris,yet unborn, Vulg. Heb. 7, 10: “reges de lumbis tuis egredientur,id. Gen. 35, 11. —
B. That part of a vine from which the branches spring, Col. Arbor. 3; Plin. 17, 23, 35, n. 26, § 210.
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