Definition of alimentum
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LNS
alimentum, alimentī
alo
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. nourishment, nutriment
  2. food, provisions, aliment
  3. the reward or recompense due to parents from children for their rearing
Abbreviations
alimentum, i, n. alo, nourishment, nutriment; and concr., food, provisions, aliment (in the poets only in the plur.). In gen.: alimenta corporis, Cic. Univ. 6: plus alimenti est in pane quam in ullo alio, Cels. 2, 18; so id. 8, 1; Plin. 17, 13, 20: alimenta reponere in hiemem, Quint. 2, 16, 16; Suet. Tib. 54; cf. Tac. A. 6, 23: alimenta petens, Vulg. Gen. 41, 55: alimenta negare, Ov. Tr 5, 8, 13: habentes alimenta et quibus tegamur, Vulg. 1 Tim. 6, 8.

—In the jurists: alimenta, all things which pertain to the support of life, aliment, maintenance, support, Dig. 34, tit. 1, De alimentis, and 1. 6.

— Poet. (very freq. in Ovid): picem et ceras, alimentaque cetera flammae, Ov. M. 14, 532: concipit Iris aquas, alimentaque nubibus affert, id. ib. 1, 271: lacrimaeque alimenta fuere, tears were his food, id. ib. 10, 75 (cf.: fuerunt mihi lacrimae meae panes die ac nocte, Vulg. Psa. 41, 4): ignis, Ov. M. 8, 837.

—Trop.: vitiorum, Ov. M. 2, 769: furoris, id. ib. 3, 479: addidit alimenta rumoribus, gave new support to the rumors, Liv. 35, 23 fin.: alimentum famae, Tac. H. 2, 96: alimentum virtutis honos, Val. Max. 2, 6, 5.

— Esp., for the Gr. τροφεῖα or θρέπτρα, the reward or recompense due to parents from children for their rearing: quasi alimenta exspectarct a nobis (patria), Cic. Rep. 1, 4 Mos. (in Val. Fl. 6, 570, this is expressed by nutrimenta; in Dig. 50, 13, 1, § 14, by nutricia).
 
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