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ūmĭdus (less correctly - ), a, um, adj. umeo.
I. Prop., moist, humid, damp, dank, wet (freq. and class.): “simplex est natura animantis, ut vel terrena sit vel ignea vel animalis vel umida,Cic. N. D. 3, 14, 34; cf.: “terrena et umida,id. Tusc. 1, 17, 40: “tellus,Lucr. 2, 873; so, “terra,id. 6, 1100: “ignem ex lignis viridibus atque umidis facere,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 16, § 45; cf.: “(naves) factae subito ex umidā materiā,Caes. B. C. 1, 58: “saxa,Lucr. 5, 948 sq.: “linguaï templa,id. 4, 622: “lumina,Ov. M. 9, 536: “creta,Hor. Epod. 12, 10: “quanto umidius est solum,Col. 4, 19, 2: “ager uliginosus umidissimus,Varr. L. L. 5, 5, 9, § 44: “umidissimum cerebrum,Plin. 11, 37, 49, § 133: subices, Enn. ap. Gell. 4, 17, 14: “nox,Verg. A. 2, 8: “dies,Quint. 11, 3, 27: “nulla dies adeo est australibus umida nimbis,Ov. P. 4, 4, 1: “solstitia,Verg. G. 1, 100: “regna,” i. e. of the river, id. ib. 4, 363: caedunt securibus umida vina, i. e. formerly liquid (now frozen), id. ib. 3, 364 Heyn.: “caligo, quam circa umidi effuderant montes,Curt. 4, 12, 20: “maria,Verg. A. 5, 594: “mella,id. ib. 4, 486: “umidiora et aquosa,App. Dogm. Plat. 1, p. 9.—As subst.: ūmĭdum , i, n. (sc. solum), a moist, wet, or damp place: “castra in umido locare,Curt. 8, 4, 13: “pontes et aggeres umido paludum imponere,Tac. A. 1, 61: “herba in umidis nascens,Plin. 24, 11, 63, § 104: “Sirius alto Defluit ab caelo mersumque per umida quaerit,” i. e. the ocean, Avien. Arat. 755; cf. Cels. praef. 1.—
II. Fig., watery, weak: “verba,Gell. 1, 15, 1.
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