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abs-tēmĭus , a, um, adj. cf. temetum and temulentus,
I.abstaining from intoxicating drinks, temperate, sober, ἄοινος.
I. Lit.: sicca atque abstemia, Lucil. ap. Non. 68, 30: “mulieres, Varr. ap. Non. ib.: vina fugit gaudetque meris abstemius undis,Ov. M. 15, 323 al.—Hence,
II. In gen.: i. q. sobrius, temperate, abstinent, moderate: “abstemius, herbis vivis et urticā,Hor. Ep. 1, 12, 7.—Pleon.: “mulieres vini abstemiae,Plin. 22, 24, 54, § 115.—
B. In later Lat. = jejunus, who is yet fasting, has not breakfasted, Aus. Idyll. praef. 11.
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