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unctĭo , ōnis, f. ungo,
I.a besmearing. anointing.
I. Lit.: “sudatoriae,Plaut. Stich. 1, 3, 73: “cottidiana,Col. 12, 53, 3. philosophorum omnes unctionis causā relinquunt, i. e. to go and anoint themselves for wrestling in the palæstra, Cic. de Or. 2, 5, 21; Quint. 11, 3, 19.—
II. Transf., an ointment, unguent: “ita ut unctio inarescat,Plin. 28, 11, 47, § 171.
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