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vĕnēno , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. venenum.
I. To poison.
A. Lit.: “ut spatium caeli quādam de parte venenet,Lucr. 6, 820: “carnem,Cic. N. D. 2, 50, 126: “telum,id. Quint. 2, 8: “sagittas,Hor. C. 1, 22, 3.—
B. Trop.: “non odio obscuro morsuque venenat,harms, Hor. Ep. 1, 14, 38.—
II. To color, dye: quos (tapetes) concha purpura imbuens venenavit, Cn. Matius poët. ap. Gell. 20, 9, 3: venenatus, Mass. Sabin. ib. 10, 15, 27; cf. Serv. ad Verg. A. 4, 137.—Hence, vĕnēnātus , a, um, P. a. (acc. to I.), filled with poison, envenomed; hence, poisonous, venomous.
A. Lit.: “colubrae,Lucr. 5, 27: “dentes,Ov. H. 12, 95: “anguis,id. Ib. 479: “morsus,Plin. 8, 58, 83, § 227.—Comp.: “nihil est usquam venenatius quam in mari pastinaca,Plin. 32, 2, 12, § 25.—Sup.: “vipera,Tert. Bapt. 1. —Subst.: vĕnēnāta , ōrum, n. (sc. animalia), venomous animals, Plin. 29, 4, 23, § 74.—
2. Transf., bewitched, enchanted; magic: “virga,Ov. M. 14, 413.—
B. Trop.: “nulla venenato littera mixta joco,harming, biting, Ov. Tr. 2, 566: eos vos muneribus venenatis venistis depravatum, corrupting, dangerous, Anton. ap. Cic. Phil. 13, 17, 35: “punctu,App. M. 7, p. 196, 11.
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