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incestus , a, um, adj. 2. in-castus,
I.unclean (in a moral and religious sense), impure, polluted, defiled, sinful, criminal (as an adj. mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
II. In partic., unchaste, lewd, incestuous.
A. Adj.: “Ilion Fatalis incestusque judex ... vertit In pulverem,” i. e. Paris, Hor. C. 3, 3, 19; “called also: praedo,Stat. Ach. 1, 45: “princeps,Plin. Pan. 52, 3: “amores,Hor. C. 3, 6, 23; Tac. A. 12, 4: “nuptiae,id. ib. 11, 25 fin.; cf. “conjugia,Suet. Claud. 26: “noctes,Plin. Pan. 63, 7: “voces,Ov. Tr. 2, 503: “pellicere aliquem incesto sermone,Liv. 8, 28, 3: “incestus manus intra terminos sacratos inferre,id. 45, 5, 7: “corruptor et idem incestus,Juv. 4, 9. — Hence,
B. Substt.
2. incesta , ae, f., an incestuous woman, paramour: “hunc (adamanta) dedit olim barbarus incestae,Juv. 6, 158.— Adv.: incestē (incastē , Sen. Contr. 2, 13).
A. In gen., impurely, sinfully, Lucr. 1, 98: “facere sacrificium Dianae,Liv. 1, 45, 6.—
B. In partic., unchastely: “ideo aquam adduxi, ut ea tu inceste uterere?Cic. Cael. 14, 34: “libidinatum,Suet. Ner. 28: “agit incestius res suas,Arn. 5, 170.
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