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sălīva , ae, f. kindr. with σίαλον,
I.spittle, saliva (in gen., while sputum is that already spit out; equally used in sing. and plur.).
B. Transf., a spittle-like moisture, slime: “cochlearum,slime, Plin. 30, 15, 47, § 136; cf. “ostrearum, id, 32, 6, 21, § 60: purpurarum,id. 9, 36, 60, § 128: “lacrimationum,id. 11, 37, 54, § 147: siderum (honey-dew), id. 11, 12, 12, § 30.—
II. Trop., taste, flavor; longing, appetite (poet., and in post-Aug. prose): “Methymnaei Graia saliva meri,Prop. 4 (5), 8, 38. cf.: “suo cuique vino saliva,Plin. 23, 1, 22, § 40: “mercurialis,for gain, Pers. 5, 112: “turdarum,id. 6, 24: “Aetna tibi salivam movet,makes your mouth water, Sen. Ep. 79, 7: “quicquid (sc. vinum) ad salivam facit,Petr. 48, 2.
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