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opprō^brĭum (obp- ), i. n. opprobro,
I.a reproach, scandal, disgrace, dishonor, opprobrium (not in Cic. or Cæs.; “syn.: dedecus, probrum, infamia). vereor, ne civitati meae sit opprobrio, si, etc.,lest it should be a reproach, Nep. Con. 3, 4: “et turpitudo generis opprobrio multis fuit,Quint. 3, 7, 19: “opprobria culpae,Hor. Ep. 1, 9, 10.—
II. Transf.
A. A reproach, taunt, abuse, abusive word or language: “morderi opprobriis falsis, Hor Ep. 1, 16, 38: fundere,id. ib. 2, 1, 146: “dicere,Ov. M. 1, 758; Inscr. Lanuv. (133 B. C.) ap. Mommsen de Collegiis fin.
B. Of persons, a reproach, disgrace (like the Gr. ἔλεγχος and ὄνειδος): “opprobria Romuli Remique,Cat. 28, 14: “Cecropiae domus aeternum opprobrium,Hor. C. 4, 12, 7: “pagi,id. ib. 2, 13, 4; Ov. M. 8, 155: “majorum,Tac. A. 3, 66.
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