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vŏmo , ŭi, ĭtum, 3, v. n. and
I.a. [Sanscr. vām-ami, vomit; Gr. ἐμέω; root ϝεμ].
I. Neutr., to puke, spew, throw up, vomit (a common method among the Romans of renewing the appetite).
A. Lit.: “cum vomere post cenam te velle dixisses,Cic. Dejot. 7, 21; id. Phil. 2, 25, 63; Cels. 1, 3; Suet. Vit. 13; id. Claud. 21: “in mensam,Cic. Fin. 2, 8, 23.—With a homogeneous object: “vomitum,Plaut. Rud. 2, 6, 27.—Impers. pass.: “ab horā tertiā bibebatur, ludebatur, vomebatur,Cic. Phil. 2, 41, 104.—
B. Transf., in gen., to pour forth, empty: quā largius vomit (Padus), discharges itself into the sea, Plin. 3, 16, 20, § 119.—
II. Act., to throw up or discharge by vomiting; to vomit up or forth (cf.: eructo, nauseo).
A. Lit.: “sanguinem,Plin. 26, 13, 84, § 136: “paene intestina sua,Petr. 66.—
B. Transf., in gen., to vomit forth, i. e. to throw or pour out in abundance; to emit, discharge (poet.): “(Charybdis) vomit fluctus totidem totidemque resorbet,Ov. H. 12, 125: “undam,Verg. G. 2, 462: “fumum,id. A. 5, 682: “geminas flammas,id. ib. 8, 681: “mel (apes),Petr. 56: “vitam,to breathe out, Lucr. 6, 828; so, “animam,Verg. A. 9, 349: “argentum,to give up, Plaut. Curc. 5, 3, 10: “armataeque vomunt stridentia tela fenestrae,Stat. Th. 10, 536: “pinguem nebulam vomuere lucernae,Pers. 5, 181.
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