Definition of abdomen
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LNS
abdomen, abdominis
etym. uncertain; perh. for adipomen, from adeps, or perh. from abdo, to conceal, cover, abdo
noun (n., 3rd declension)
  1. the fat lower part of the belly, the paunch, abdomen
  2. gluttony, sensuality
Abbreviations
abdomen, inis, n. etym. uncertain; perh. for adipomen, from adeps, or perh. from abdo, to conceal, cover, the fat lower part of the belly, the paunch, abdomen, λαπάρα. Lit., of men and animals: abdomina thynni, Lucil. ap. Non. 35, 22; so Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 44; Cels. 4, 1 fin.; Plin. 8, 51, 77 fin.; 11, 37, 84 fin.; Juv. 4, 107; Aus. Idyll. 10, 104.

—Meton. for gluttony, sensuality: ille heluo natus abdomini suo, non laudi, Cic. Pis. 17, 41; so, natus abdomini, Treb. Gall. 17; cf. also Cic. Pis. 27, 66; id. Sest. 51, 110.

—With respect to carnal lust: jamdudum gestit moecho hoc abdomen adimere, Plaut. Mil. 5, 5; but opp. to lechery (libido): alius libidine insanit, alius abdomini servit, Sen. Ben. 7, 26, 4.
 
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