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mŏlo , ŭi, ĭtum, 3, v. a. mola, grind in a mill.
I. Lit.: “molendum usque in pistrino,Ter. Phorm. 2, 1, 19: “hordeum in subtilem farinam,to grind into fine flour, Plin. 18, 7, 14, § 73: “tolle molam, et mole farinam,Vulg. Isa. 47, 2.—Absol.: “in mola,Vulg. Matt. 24, 41: molentes in unum, at one mill or stone, id. Luc. 17, 35. —
II. Transf., in mal. part., Aus. Epigr. 71, 7; cf. Petr. 23.—Hence, P. a.: mŏlĭ-tus , a, um, ground; as subst.: mŏlĭ-tum , i, n., food made of flour: “edo lubentius molitum quam praehibeo a me,Plaut. Men. 5, 6, 13.
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