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Vĕnāfrum , i, n.,
I.a very ancient town of the Samnites, celebrated for its olive-oil, now Venafro, Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 63; Cato, R. R. 135; 136; Cic. Att. 7, 13, b, 7; id. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 2, § 3; Hor. C. 2, 6, 16; Mart. 13, 101, 1.— Hence,
A. Vĕnāfer , fra, frum, adj., of or belonging to Venafrum: “oleum,Varr. R. R. 1, 2, 6.—
B. Vĕnāfrānus , a, um, adj., of Venafrum, Venafran: “agri,Hor. C. 3, 5, 55; Plin. 15, 2, 3, § 7.—Subst.: Vĕnāfrānum , i, n. (sc. oleum), Venafran-oil: “ipse Venafrano piscem perfundit,Juv. 5, 86.
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    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 7.13
    • Cicero, Letters to his brother Quintus, 3.1.2
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 15.7
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.63
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