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com-būro (conb- ), ussi, ustum, ĕre, v. a. root bur-, pur-; cf. burrus, Gr. πυρρός, pruna, Gr. πίμπρημι, and Lat. bustum,
I.to burn up, consume (class.).
I. Prop.: quae potuere Nec cum capta capi, nec cum combusta cremari, Enn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 1 (Ann. v. 360 Vahl.): “fumo comburi nihil potest,Plaut. Curc. 1, 1, 54: “flamma comburens impete magno,Lucr. 6, 153: “is ejus (solis) tactus est, ut saepe comburat,Cic. N. D. 2, 15, 40: “aedis,Plaut. Aul. 2, 6, 12: “frumentum omne,Caes. B. G. 1, 5: “naves,id. B. C. 3, 101: “annales,Cic. Div. 1, 17, 33; cf. id. N. D. 1, 23, 63; Liv 33, 11, 1: religiosas vestes, * Suet. Tib. 36: “aliquem vivum,Cic. Tusc. 2, 22, 52; Auct. B. Hisp. 20; “so of persons: et patrem et filium vivos conburere,Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 2, 2, § 6; Serv ap. Cic. Fam. 4, 12, 3; Cic. Att. 14, 10, 1.—Hence,
B. P. a., as subst.' combu-stum , i, n., a burn, a wound made by burning combusta sanare, Plin. 20, 3, 8, § 17: “combustis mederi,id. 22, 25, 69, § 141. —
II. Trop. comburere aliquem judicio, to ruin, destroy, Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 2, 2, § 6 (v. the passage in connection). So to be consumed by love, * Prop. 2 (3), 30, 29. diem to pass it in carousing, q. s. to bear it to its grave (the figure borrowed from burning dead bodies), Plaut. Men. 1, 2, 43.
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