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nĭtrum , i, n., = νίτρον, also called sal nitrum,
I.native mineral alkali, native soda, natron; found chiefly in Media, Egypt, Thrace, and Macedonia, Plin. 31, 10, 46, § 106: “flos nitri,Vitr. 7, 11, 1; “and used for washing with: laveris te nitro,Vulg. Jer. 2, 22; Isid. Orig. 16, 2.—Hence,
II. Transf.: censuram lomentum aut nitrum esse, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 14, 4.
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