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-mulcĕo , lsi, mulctum, 2,
I.v. a., to stroke down, to stroke caressingly (rare).
I. Prop.: “caput tibi,Ter. Heaut. 4, 5, 14: “dorsum,Liv. 9, 16 fin.: “aures, Lact. de Ira, 7, 9: crura,Gell. 5, 14, 12.—
II. Trop., to soften, allure: “aures omnium mentesque demulsit,Gell. 16, 19, 6; cf.: “ita motus et demulctus et captus est, ut, etc.,id. 3, 13 fin.: “eum,id. 18, 2, 1.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 9, 16
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 16.19.6
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 18.2.1
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 5.14.12
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 3.13
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