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aspersĭo , ōnis, f. aspergo,
I.a sprinkling upon, a sprinkling.
I. Lit.: “aspersione aquae,Cic. Leg. 2, 10, 24; Macr. S. 3, 1: “sanguinis aspersio,Vulg. Heb. 12, 24; ib. 1 Pet. 1, 2: “pulveris,ib. 3 Reg. 20, 28.—Of the laying on of colors: “aspersio fortuita,Cic. Div. 1, 13, 23.—
II. Trop.: “ut sint in aquam aspersionis,for a water of scattering, separation, Vulg. Num. 19, 9.
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