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pōtĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.a drinking, a drink, draught, abstr. and concr. (class.).
I. In gen.
(β). Concr.: “cum cibo et potione fames sitisque depulsa est,Cic. Fin. 1, 11, 37: “multo cibo et potione completi,id. Tusc. 5, 35, 100: “cibus et potio,Varr. R. R. 1, 1, 5: “A POTIONE,a cup-bearer, Inscr. Grut. 578, 1.—
II. In partic.
A. A poisonous draught: “potione mulierem sustulit,Cic. Clu. 14, 40; cf.: potio mortis causa data. Quint. Decl. 350: “haec potio torquet,Juv. 6, 624.—
B. A draught or potion given by physicians: “dare potionis aliquid,Plaut. Men. 5, 5, 21: “potiones ad id efficaces,Cels. 4, 8.—
C. A magic potion, philter (poet.), Hor. Epod. 5, 73.—
III. Trop.: nam mihi jam intus potione juncea onerabo gulam, load my throat with a draught of rushes, i. e. hang myself with a rope of rushes, Plaut. Stich. 4, 2, 56.
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