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lĭgūrĭo and lĭgurrĭo , īvi and ĭi, ītum (
I.impers. ligurribant, Macr. S. 2, 12, 17), 4, v. a. and n. root lig-; cf. lingo, to lick. *
I. Neutr., to be dainty, fond of good things (cf. lambo): “quae (meretrices) cum amatore cum cenant, liguriunt,Ter. Eun. 5, 4, 14.—
II. Act., to lick.
A. Lit.: “apes non, ut muscae, (eum) liguriunt,Varr. R. R. 3, 16, 6: “semesos pisces tepidumque jus,Hor. S. 1, 3, 81.—
2. Transf.: “dum ruri rurant homines, quos (parasiti) liguriant,whom they lick, whom they daintily feed upon, Plaut. Capt. 1, 1, 15: “furta,to lick up, feast on by stealth, Hor. S. 2, 4, 79.—Also in mal. part., as Gr. λείχειν and λειχάζειν, Suet. Tib. 45 fin.; Mart. 11, 58.—
B. Trop., to long for, desire eagerly, lust after any thing: “improbissima lucra liguriens,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 76, § 177: “agrariam curationem,id. Fam. 11, 21, 5.
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