previous next
linter , tris (nom. lintris, Sid. Carm. 5, 283), f. (m., Tib. 2, 5, 34) [old form lunter for plun-ter; root πλύνω, to wash; cf. pluvia; hence]
I. Lit., a wash-tub; or in gen., a trough, vat, tray, tub, for wine, Cato, R. R. 11, 5; cf. Tib. 1, 5, 23: “cavat arbore lintres,Verg. G. 1, 262.—
II. Transf., a boat, skiff, wherry: “lintribus materiam in insulam convehere,Cic. Mil. 27, 74; Caes. B. G. 1, 12: “novas (sc. lintres), cavare,Liv. 21, 26.—Prov.: loqui e lintre, said of one who sways his body to and fro when speaking, Julius ap. Cic. Brut. 60, 216: “reprehendenda et illa frequens et concitata in utramque partem nutatio, quam in Curione patre inrisit et Julius, quaerens, quis in luntre loqueretur,Quint. 11, 3, 129: “naviget hinc aliā jam mihi linter aquā,” i. e. let me now turn to something else, Ov. F. 2, 864: “in liquida nat tibi linter aquā,you have a favorable opportunity, Tib. 1, 7, 37 (1, 5, 76).
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide References (6 total)
  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Caesar, Gallic War, 1.12
    • Cicero, For Milo, 27.74
    • Vergil, Georgics, 1.262
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 21, 26
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 11, 3.129
    • Ovid, Fasti, 2
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: