Definition of admordeo
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LNS
admordeō, admordēre, _, admorsus
ad, mordeo
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to bite at or gnaw, to bite into
  2. to bite, get possession of some of
Abbreviations
ad-mordeo, rsum, 2, v. a. (perf. admemordi, Plaut. Aul. Fragm. ap. Gell. 6, 9, 6), to bite at or gnaw, to bite into (cf. accīdo, to cut into). Lit.: admorso signata in stirpe cicatrix, Verg. G. 2, 379.

—So of Cleopatra: bracchia admorsa colubris, Prop. 4, 10, 53.

— Fig., of a miser, to bite, i. e. get possession of some of one's property, to fleece him: lepidum est, triparcos, vetulos bene admordere, Plaut. Pers. 2, 3, 14: jam admordere hunc mihi lubet, i. e. aggredi et ab eo aliquid corradere, id. Ps. 4, 7, 24.
 
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