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con-spŭo , no
I.perf., ūtum, 3, v. a. and n.
I. Act., to spit upon (rare; “most freq. in Petr.): me immundissimo basio,Petr. 23, 4.—Esp., to spit upon in contempt, Plaut. Curc. 4, 2, 17; Petr. 132, 3; Hier. Ep. 50, n. 4; cf. “Barth. Advers. 23, 24.—Of an epileptic: faciem tuam,App. Mag. 44, p. 303, 1: conspuere sinus, as a charm to prevent the gods from being provoked by proud words, Juv. 7, 111 Mayor ad loc.; cf. spuo, I.—
B. Poet., in a harsh and undignified figure, = conspergere, to besprinkle, to cover over: Juppiter hibernas canā nive conspuit Alpes, Furius Bibaculus ap. Quint. 8, 6, 17; “for which Horace, parodying it, writes: Furius hibernas cana nive conspuet Alpes,Hor. S. 2, 5, 41; cf. the scholiast in h. 1.—
II. Neutr., to spit out much, to spit: “faciem meam non averti a conspuentibus in me,Vulg. Isa. 50, 6.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Old Testament, Isaiah, 50.6
    • Horace, Satires, 2.5.41
    • Plautus, Curculio, 4.2
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 8, 6.17
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