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fētĕo (less correctly foetĕo , faetĕo ), ēre, no
I.perf., v. n. Sanscr. dhū-, dhūmas, smoke; Gr. θῦμα, θύος; Lat. fumus; fetere (or foet-), for fovitere; cf. also foedus. Lit., to have an ill smell, to stink: “an fetet anima uxori tuae?Plaut. As. 5, 2, 44; 78: “fetere multo Myrtale solet vino,Mart. 5, 4, 1: “abstineat a fetentibus acrimoniis allii vel caeparum,Col. 9, 14, 3.—
II. Fig.: “fi! fi! fetet Tuus mihi sermo,Plaut. Cas. 3, 6, 7: “omnes civitates lupanaribus fetent,Salv. Gub. D. 7, 23.
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    • Plautus, Asinaria, 5.2
    • Plautus, Casina, 3.6
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 9.14.3
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