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uxor , ōris (for the form VXSOR in inscrr.
I.v. the letter X), f. etym. dub.; cf. Sanscr. vaca, wife, a wife, spouse, consort (syn. conjux).
I. Lit.: “licuit uxorem dotatam ducere,Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 86: duxit me uxorem liberorum sibi quaesendūm gratia, Enn. ap. Fest. s. v. quaeso, p. 258 (Trag. v. 161 Vahl.); “so very freq. ducere uxorem, v. duco: uxorem adjungere,Cic. Fin. 3, 20, 68: “ridicule illud L. Nasica censori Catoni, cum ille Ex tui animi sententiā tu uxorem habes? Non hercle, inquit, ex animi mei sententiā,id. de Or. 2, 64, 260: “erus, quantum audio, uxore excidit,must go without a wife, Ter. And. 2, 5, 12; 1, 3, 11: “quod tu dicis, mea uxor, non te mihi irasci decet,Plaut. Am. 1, 3, 24.—On the legal condition of Roman married women, v. Rein, Röm. Privatr. p. 182 sq.; Dict. of Antiq. s. v. uxor.—
II. Transf.
A. Of animals: “olentis uxores mariti,” i. e. she-goats, Hor. C. 1, 17, 7.—
B. Humorously, of the cloak (abolla) as inseparable from the poor man, Mart. 4, 53, 5.
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