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lŭtĕus , a, um, adj. 2. lutum,
I.of mud or clay.
I. Lit.: “defingit Rheni luteum caput,Hor. S. 1, 10, 37: “opus,of a swallow's nest, Ov. F. 1, 157: “aedificium,Plin. 7, 56, 57. § “194: toreuma,Mart. 4, 46, 16: “homo,” i. e. Adam, Prud. Cath. 3, 41.—
B. Transf.
1. Bemired, muddy: “gallina si sit luteis pedibus,Plin. 30, 11, 28, § 93.—
2. Besmeared, bedaubed: “luteum ceromate corpus,Mart. 11, 47, 5: “Vulcanus,Juv. 10, 132.—
II. Trop., dirty, vile, worthless: “blitea et lutea meretrix,Plaut. Truc. 4, 4, 1: “homo,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 14, § 35: “negotium,a sorry commodity, poor affair, id. ib. 2, 4, 14, § 32.
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