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sternŭo , ŭi, 3, v. n. and
I.a. [cf. Gr. πτάρνυσθαι, v. Georg Curtius Griech. Etym. p. 696].
I. Neutr., to sneeze: “adorare aliquem, cum sternuerit,Plin. 2, 40, 40, § 107; 28, 6, 15, § 57; 19, 3, 15, § 40 (al. sternuto); Col. 7, 5, 18 Schneid. N. cr.—*
B. Transf., of a light, to sputter, crackle: “sternuit et lumen ... sternuit, et nobis prospera signa dedit,Ov. H. 19, 151 sq.
II. Act., to sneeze out, give by sneezing: “omen,Prop. 2, 3, 24; so, “approbationem,Cat. 45, 9 and 18.
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