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sălum , i, n. (
I.masc. collat. form, corresp. to the Gr. acc., undantem salum, Enn. ap. Non. 223, 24, or Trag. v. 226 Vahl.), = σάλος, the open sea, the high sea, the main, the deep; opp. to the sea near the coast or in a port (occurring only in sing., and mostly in the acc. and abl.).
B. Transf.
1. In gen., the sea (poet.): “rapidum salum tulistis truculentaque pelagi,Cat. 63, 16; Prop. 1, 6, 2; 1, 15, 12; 3, 7 (4, 6), 40; Verg. A. 1, 537; 2, 209; Hor. Epod. 17, 55; Ov. Am. 2, 11, 24 al.: “rubrum,Prop. 3, 13 (4, 12), 6.—*
2. Like σάλος, sea-sickness: “tirones salo nauseāque confecti,Caes. B. C. 3, 28.—*
3. The stream, current of a river: “(amnis) saevit majore salo,Stat. Th. 10, 867.—
4. The color of the sea, Mart. Cap. 1, §§ 16 and 17.—
II. Trop., a sea of thought, agitation, trouble, etc.: “tam aerumnoso navigare salo, Cic. poët. Tusc. 3, 28, 67: cum in isto cogitationis salo fluctuarem,App. M. 4 init.: “mentis (with dissensio cogitationum),id. ib. 9, p. 225, 30.
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