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rōs , rōris, m. (n., ros nocturnum, Marc. Emp. 8; cf. infra, II. B.) [perh. kindr. with the Gr. ἔρση, dew; Sanscr. varshas, rain].
II. Transf.
A. Of any liquid falling in drops, moisture (poet.): “infuso lympharum rore superne,Lucr. 1, 496, cf. liquoris, id. 1, 777: “salis,id. 4, 438; and simply ros, of water, Prop. 3, 21, 2; Verg. A. 6, 230; Hor. C. 3, 4, 61; Ov. M. 3, 164; 5, 635; 11, 57 al. —In plur.: pluvii, i. e. rain clouds, Hor C. 3, 3, 56.—Of tears: “lacrimarum,Ov. M. 14, 708; “and simply ros,id. ib. 10, 360; Hor. A. P. 430; plur., Stat. S. 5, 1, 36.—Of breastmilk: natos vitali rore rigabat, Cic. poët. Div. 1, 12, 20.— Of blood; plur.: “sanguineos,Verg. A. 12, 339; cf. “cruentis,Stat. Th. 2, 673.—Of perfumes: “Syrius,Tib. 3, 4, 28: “Arabus,Ov. H. 15, 76.—
B. Ros marinus, marinus ros, or in one word, rosmarinus, and in a neutr. collat. form, rosmarinum (post-Aug.), rosemary: “rosmarinus,Col. 9, 4, 2; Pall. Mart. 15, 1: “marinus ros,Col. 9, 4, 6: “rorismarini,id. 12, 36 (twice): “marino rore,Hor. C. 3, 23, 16: rosmarinum, nom., Plin. 24, 11, 59, § 99; acc., id. 19, 12, 62, § 187; App. Herb. 79; cf. Isid. Orig. 17, 9, 81; “in Ovid also: ros maris,Ov. M. 12, 410; id. A. A. 3, 690; “and in Vergil simply ros,Verg. G. 2, 213 Serv.; cf. Plin. 24, 11, 60, § 101.
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