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^brum , i, n. root lab, as in labium; v. lambo,
I.a lip.
B. Prov.: “linere alicui labra,to deceive one, Mart. 3, 42, 2: “non in pectore, sed in labris habere bonitatem,Lact. 3, 16, 4: “primis or primoribus labris gustare, or attingere aliquid,to get a slight taste of, to get only a superficial knowledge of a thing, Cic. N. D. 1, 8, 20: “quae ipsi rhetores ne primoribus quidem labris attigissent,id. de Or. 1, 19, 87: “multos vidi qui primoribus labris gustassent genus hoc vitae,id. Cael. 12, 28: “non a summis labris venire,not to be lightly spoken, Sen. Ep. 10, 3: similem habent labra lactucam, a saying of M. Crassus when he saw an ass eating thistles, and which may be rendered, like lips, like lettuce; meaning, like has met its like, Hier. Ep. 7, 5.—
II. Transf.
B. Poet., a trench, Aus. de Clar. Urb. 5, 9.—
C. Labrum Venerium, a plant growing by rivers, Plin. 25, 13, 108, § 171; “called also labrum Veneris,Ser. Samm. 1038.
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