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ē-mungo , nxi, nctum, 3 (
I.perf. sync. emunxti, Plaut. Most. 5, 1, 60, followed by emunxisti), v. a., to wipe or blow the nose.
I. Lit.: “se,Auct. Her. 4, 54; Auct. ap. Suet. Vit. Hor.—Also mid.: ut neque spuerent neque emungerentur, Varr. ap. Non. 481, 18: “emungeris,Juv. 6, 147.—
II. Transf.
A. In gen.: “tu ut oculos emungare ex capite per nasum tuos,” i. e. that your eyes may be knocked out, Plaut. Cas. 2, 6, 39: Aesopus naris emunctae senex, clean-nosed, i. e. of nice discernment, keen, acute, Phaedr. 3, 3, 14; so, “emunctae naris (Lucilius),Hor. S. 1, 4, 8; cf.: “limati quidam (Attici) et emuncti,” i. e. fine, delicate, Quint. 12, 10, 17.—
B. In partic., in the comic writers like the Gr. ἀπομύσσειν (v. Lidd. and Scott sub h. v.), to cheat one out of his money: “auro emunctus,Plaut. Bacch. 5, 1, 15; cf.: “emunxi argento senes,Ter. Phorm. 4, 4, 1; Lucil. ap. Non. 36, 19; “and simply, aliquem,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 4, 50; id. Ep. 3, 4, 58; id. Most. 5, 1, 60 sq.; Poëta ap. Cic. Lael. 26, 99; Hor. A. P. 238.
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