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ob-rōdo , ĕre,
I.v. a., to gnaw (ante- and post-class. for mordeo).
I. Lit.: “vermis te semper obrodit,Ambros. Tob. 7, § 26: “ut quod obrodat sit,Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 92.—
II. Trop., to gnaw over, chew upon; to backbite, depreciate: “haec sunt argumentationis ossa, quae obroditis,Tert. adv. Marc. 2, 5 init.: “sacrilego morsu pretiosum fidei velamen obrodunt,Ambros. Spir. Sanct. 1, 16, 164: “frequenter obrodi a maledicis obtrectatoribus,id. in Psa. 118, Serm. 8, 36.
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