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menstrŭus , a, um, adj. mensis.
1. Of or belonging to a month, that happens every month, monthly.
A. In gen. (class.): “ferias menstruas edicere,Varr. L. L. 6, § 13 Müll.: “usura,Cic. Att. 6, 1, 3: “ventorum ratio,Plin. 2, 47, 48, § 128.—
2. Subst.
(α). menstrŭa , ōrum, n., the monthly sacri fices: ad menstrua solvenda montem ascendunt, Sall. Fragm. ap. Non. 492, 32. —
(β). menstrŭum , i, n.: “menstruum meum Calend Septembr finitur,a monthly term of office, monthly service, Plin. Ep. 10, 24, 3.—
B. In partic., of or belonging to monthly purgations, to menstruation, menstruous: “menstruae purgationes,Plin. 32, 10, 46, § 132: “cursus,id. 11, 39, 94, § 230: “sanguis,Vulg. Lev. 15, 25. —As subst.: menstrŭa , ōrum, n., monthly purgations, menses, catamenia, Cels. 6, 6, 38: “ciere,Plin. 22, 21, 30, § 65: “sedare,id. 20, 14, 54, § 154.—In sing., Plin. 28, 7, 23, § 78.—Of female animals: “canis,menstruous, Plin. 29, 5, 32, § 98.—
II. That lasts a month, for the space of a month, monthly: vita menstrua. Cic. Fin. 4, 12, 30: “spatium,id. N. D. 1, 31, 87: menstrua cibaria. Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 30, § 72.—As subst.: men-strŭum , i, n., a month's provisions, Liv. 44, 2.
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