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oleum ī, n

, ἔλαιον, oil, olive-oil: instillare oleum lumini: iuventus umeros oleo perfusa, V.: melius, H.—Prov.: et oleum et operam perdidi, wasted time and labor: ne et opera et oleum philologiae nostrae perierit: petit hic (labor) plus temporis atque olei plus, Iu.: oleum addere camino, pour oil on the fire, H.—Fig.: palaestra et oleum, i. e. the training school: ego eram decus olei, i. e. the palaestra, Ct.

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