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sanguĭnĕus , a, um, adj. sanguis.
I. Lit., of blood, consisting of blood, bloody, blood- (class.; a favorite word of the Aug. poets): imber, * Cic. Div. 2, 28, 60: “guttae,Ov. M. 2, 360; 14, 408: “dapes,Tib. 1, 5, 49: “manus,Ov. M. 1, 143: “lingua,id. ib. 3, 57: “humus,id. H. 16, 334; cf. “mater,id. M. 3, 125: “hasta,Stat. Th. 8, 436: “pulmo,Sen. Agam. 760; Plin. 11, 37, 72, § 188: “caedes,Ov. M. 13, 85: “rixae,Hor. C. 1, 27, 4: “bellum,Val. Fl. 5, 308; 6, 134: “crines,Stat. Th. 10, 173: “leo,Val. Fl. 3, 588.—
B. Blood-thirsty: “vir,” i. e. Hannibal, Sil. 1, 40: “Mavors,Verg. A. 12, 332: “Mars,Ov. R. Am. 153.—
II. Transf., blood-colored, blood-red (poet. and in postAug. prose): “jubae (anguium),Verg. A. 2, 207: “cometae,id. ib. 10, 273: “mora,id. E. 6, 22: “Luna,Ov. Am. 2, 1, 23: “sagulum,Sil. 4, 519: “color vini,Plin. 14, 9, 11, § 80: “sucus,id. 21, 16, 56, § 95: “frutices,id. 16, 18, 30, § 74: “virgae,Dig. 49, 9, 9: “cristae,Col. 8, 2, 9: “flores,id. 10, 242.
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