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sălĭo (sall- ), no
I.perf., ītum, 4 (collat. form sălo or sallo , no perf., salsum, 3: salunt, Varr. ap. Diom. p. 372 P.: salerent, Sall. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 909: salere, Lucil. ib.: salsurus, Mummius ap. Prisc. p. 910 P.; part. salsus, v. infra P. a.), v. a. id..
I. To salt down, to salt: pernas, Cato ap. Varr. R. R. 1, 2 fin.: “oleas caducas,Cato, R. R. 23, 1: pisces, Sisenn. ap. Prisc. p. 909 P.; Cels. 2, 18: saliturus istaec mittam salem, Naev. ap. Prisc. p. 910 P.: saliti pumiliones, Corn. Sev. ib.; so in part. perf.: caro salita, Fabian. ap. Diom. p. 372: “thynnus,Col. 6, 32, 2 et saep.; Vulg. Ezech. 16, 4.—
II. To sprinkle before sacrifice (eccl. Lat.): “omnis victima sale salietur,Vulg. Marc. 9, 48; cf.: “igne salietur,id. ib.— Hence, salsus , a, um, P. a., salted, salt.
A. Lit., Plaut. Cas. 2, 3, 6: “hoc salsum'st,is too salt, Ter. Ad. 3, 3, 71: “caseus,Col. 12, 59, 1: “fruges (as a sacrifice),Verg. A. 2, 133; cf. “farra,Ov. F. 3, 284 (v. mola): “(gravidae) salsioribus cibis usae,Plin. 7, 6, 5, § 42: “salsissimus sal qui siccissimus,id. 31, 7, 41, § 85.—A poet. epithet of the sea, of blood, of tears, etc., salt, briny: mare, Enn. ap. Macr. 6, 4 (Ann. v. 453 Vahl.); id. ap. Non. 183, 19 (Trag. v. 145 ib.); cf. “aequor,Lucr. 3, 493; 5, 128; 6, 634: “vada,Cat. 64, 6; Verg. A. 5, 158: “e salso momine ponti,Lucr. 6, 474: “fluctus,Plaut. Trin. 4, 1, 2: “undae,Lucr. 6, 891; 6, 894: “gurges,id. 5, 482; “hence, comically, of shipwrecked persons,Plaut. Rud. 2, 1, 12; 2, 6, 33: sanguis, Enn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 2 (Trag. v. 168 Vahl.); Att. ap. Non. 192, 2: heu! qui salsis fluctibus mandet me? id. ap. Cic. Tusc. 2, 7, 19 (Trag. v. 562 Rib.): “lacrimae,Lucr. 1,125; 1, 920; cf.: guttae lacrimarum, Att. ap. Non. 503, 29: “sputa,Lucr. 6, 1189: “sudor,Verg. A. 2, 173: “rubigo,id. G. 2, 220.—In plur. subst.: salsa , ōrum, n., salted things, salted food, Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 32.—Sup. salsissimus; “hence, mare salsissimum,the Dead Sea, Vulg. Num. 34, 3 et saep.—
B. Trop. (acc. to sal, II.), sharp, acute, witty, facetious (syn.: “facetus, dicax, lepidus, urbanus): accedunt non Attici, sed salsiores quam illi Atticorum, Romani veteres atque urbani sales,Cic. Fam. 9, 15, 2: “genus est perelegans et cum gravitate salsum, etc.,id. de Or. 2, 67, 270 sq.; cf. id. ib. 2, 63, 255; 2, 56, 228; id. Or. 26, 90: salsum in consuetudine pro ridiculo tantum accepimus. Quint. 6, 3, 18 sq.; 6, 3, 39: “salso multoque fluenti (sermone) regerit convicia,Hor. S. 1, 7, 28; 1, 9, 65.—In neutr. plur. subst.: “inveni ridicula et salsa multa Graecorum,Cic. de Or. 2, 54, 217: De Ηρακλειδείὡ Varronis, negotia salsa, are humorous, merry stories, id. Att. 16, 12 fin.—Of persons: “esse quamvis facetum atque salsum, non nimis est per se ipsum invidendum,Cic. de Or. 2, 56, 228; id. Phil. 2, 17, 42; Cat. 14, 16.—Adv.: salsē , wittily, acutely, facetiously (acc. to B.): “dicere aliquid,Cic. de Or. 2, 68, 275; Quint. 6, 3, 13; 6, 3, 30; 6, 3, 89; 6, 3, 101. —Sup. salsissime, Cic. de Or. 2, 54, 221.
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