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frĭco , cŭi, ctum, and (rarely) fricātum, 1, v. a. Sanscr. ghar-, gharsh-, rub; Gr. χρίω, χρῖμα; Lat. frio; cf. Gr. χρίμπτω, χραίνω, to touch, color,
I.to rub, rub down (not in Cic. or Caes.; cf.: perfrico, palpo, titillo): mulos qui fricabat, Poët. ap. Gell. 15, 4, 3: “numquam concessavimus Lavari aut fricari aut tergeri, etc.,Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 10: “corpus oleo,Mart. 4, 90, 5: “(sus) fricat arbore costas,Verg. G. 3, 256: “medicamento dentes,Scrib. Comp. 58: “membra fricata,Ser. Samm. 6, 76; “for which: si prurit frictus ocelli Angulus,Juv. 6, 577: “alopecias fricuere tunsis caepis,Plin. 20, 5, 20, § 41: “lacrima in fricando odora,id. 12, 25, 54, § 120: “mensae manu sicca fricatae,id. 13, 15, 30, § 99: “tofus fricatur vento,id. 36, 22, 48, § 166: “pavimenta,Vitr. 7, 1: “cum duo ligna inter se diutius fricta sunt,Sen. Q. N. 2, 22, 1: numquam hercle facerem, genua ni tam nequiter fricares, i. e. rubbed my knees as a suppliant (shortly before: “confricantur genua),Plaut. As. 3, 3, 88.—In mal. part., Plaut. Ps. 4, 7, 94; Petr. 92; Mart. 11, 99.
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