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sănĭes , em, e, f. a weakened form of sanguis.
I. Diseased or corrupted blood, bloody matter, sanies (cf.: “pus, tabes): ex his (vulneribus ulceribusque) exit sanguis, sanies, pus. Sanguis omnibus notus est: sanies est tenuior hoc, varie crassa et glutinosa et colorata: pus crassissimum albidissimumque, glutinosius et sanguine et sanie, etc.,Cels. 5, 26, 20: saxa spargens tabo, sanie et sanguine atro, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 107, and id. ap. Cic. Pis. 19 (Trag. v. 414 Vahl.); Cato, R. R. 157, 3; Pac. ap. Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 106 (Trag. Rel. p. 84 Rib.); “(with tabo),Verg. A. 8, 487; 3, 618; 3, 625; 3, 632; id. G. 3, 493: “saniem conjecto emittite ferro,Ov. M. 7, 338; Tac. A. 4, 49 al.
II. Transf., of similar fluids (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): (Laocoon) Perfusus sanie vittas atroque veneno, venomous slaver of the serpent, Verg. A. 2, 221; cf.: “nullā sanie polluta veneni,Luc. 6, 457; so, “colubrae saniem vomunt,Ov. M. 4, 493: “serpentis,Sil. 6, 276; 6, 678; 12, 10.—Of Cerberus, Hor. C. 3, 11, 19.—Of matter flowing from the ear, Plin. 27, 7, 28, § 50.—Of the humor of spiders, Plin. 29, 6, 39, § 138.—Of the liquor of the purple-fish, Plin. 9, 38, 62, § 134; 35, 6, 26, § 44.—Of the watery part of olives, Plin. 15, 3, 3, § 9; cf. “amurcae,Col. 1, 6 fin.—Of pickle, brine, Manil. 5, 671: “auri, i. e. chrysocolla,mountain-green, Plin. 33, prooem. 2. § 4.
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