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hŭmo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. humus,
I.to cover with earth, to inter, bury.
I. Lit. (rare but class.; cf.: “sepelio, tumulo): in terram cadentibus corporibus iisque humo tectis, e quo dictum est humari,Cic. Tusc. 1, 16, 36: “cum ignotum quendam projectum mortuum vidisset eumque humavisset,id. Div. 1, 27, 56: “corpora,id. Tusc. 1, 45, 108: “caesorum reliquias uno tumulo humaturus,Suet. Calig. 3: humatus et conditus est, id. Vit. Hor.; Plin. 30, 7, 20, § 64; Prop. 3, 16 (4, 15), 29: sepulcrum ubi mortuus sepultus aut humatus sit, Paul. ex Fest. p. 278 Müll.: “corpus humandum,Verg. A. 6, 161. —*
II. Transf., in gen., like the Gr. θάπτειν, to pay the last dues to a body, to perform the funeral rites: “militari honestoque funere humaverunt ossaque ejus in Cappadociam deportanda curarunt,Nep. Eum. 13 fin.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 6.161
    • Suetonius, Caligula, 3
    • Cornelius Nepos, Eumenes, 13
    • Cicero, De Divinatione, 1.27
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 1.16
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 1.45
    • Sextus Propertius, Elegies, 3.16
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