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lectus , i, m. (nom. lectum , i, n., Dig. 32, 1, 52, § 9; 34, 2, 19, § 8; lectus , ūs, Plaut. Am. 1, 3, 15; al. lecti; Sen. Ep. 95, 72 Haas; Cornif. ap. Prisc. 711 P.) [Gr. λέχος, ἄλοχος, λόχος, λόχμη; Lat. lectica; cf. Germ. Lager],
I.a couch, bed.
I. In gen.: “meum quidem te lectum certe occupare non sinam,Plaut. Truc. 5, 71: “dapsilis,id. ib. 1, 1, 34: “standumst in lecto,id. Men. 1, 1, 26: “lecti loris subtenti,Cato, R. R. 10: “in lecto esse,Cic. Fam. 9, 23; id. Tusc. 5, 20, 59: “lecto teneri,to be confined to one's bed, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 7, § 16: “surgere lecto,Prop. 2, 18 (3, 15), 31: “descendere lecto,Tib. 1, 2, 19 (al. derepere): “lectus Proculā minor,too short for, Juv. 3, 203: “pedes lecti, in quo cubat Dialis, luto tenui circumlitos esse oportet,Gell. 10, 15, 14 sqq.—Plur.: “lectos eburatos, auratos (advexit),Plaut. Stich. 2, 2, 53.—
II. In partic.
A. A bridal bed: lectus genialis, the nuptial-bed, which, after the marriage, was called adversus (because it stood opposite the door): “genialis,Cic. Clu. 5 fin.: “adversus,Prop. 4 (5), 11, 85.jugalis,Verg. A. 4, 496: “aucupor in lecto mendaces caelibe somnos,Ov. H. 13, 107.—
B. A couch for reclining on at meals, a dining- or eating-couch, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 74, § 183: “lecto recumbere,Hor. Ep. 1, 5, 1: “in imo lecto residere,Suet. Aug. 64.—
C. A couch or settee on which it was customary to read or write, a reading-couch, Sen. Ep. 72, 2.—
D. A funeral bed or couch, a bier: “flebis et arsuro positum me, Delia, lecto,Tib. 1, 1, 61: “lecto funebri aptatus,Petr. 114: “corpus ipsum impositum lecto erat,Quint. 6, 1, 31.
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