Definition of almus
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Orthography ID = 2002409
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LNS
almus, alma, almum
alo
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. nourishing, affording nourishment, cherishing
  2. genial, restoring, reviving, kind, propitious, indulgent, bountiful
Abbreviations
almus, a, um, adj. alo, nourishing, affording nourishment, cherishing (poet. epithet of Ceres, Venus, and other patron deities of the earth, of light, day, wine, etc.; cf. Bentl. ad Hor. S. 2, 4, 13).

—Hence, genial, restoring, reviving, kind, propitious, indulgent, bountiful, etc.: O Fides alma, Enn. ap. Cic. Off. 3, 29, 104 (Trag. v. 410 Vahl.): nutrix, Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 79: Venus, Lucr. 1, 2; Hor. C. 4, 15, 31: mater terra, Lucr. 2, 992; 5, 231 al.: Ceres, Verg. G. 1, 7: Phoebe, id. A. 10, 215: Cybele, id. ib. 10, 220: ager, id. G. 2, 330: vites, refreshing, id. ib. 2, 233 al.: Faustitas, Hor. C. 4, 5, 18: Maia, id. ib. 1, 2, 42: Musae, id. ib. 3, 4, 42: dies, id. ib. 4, 7, 7: sol, id. C. S. 9: adorea, i.e. gloria, quae virtutem nutrit, id. C. 4, 4, 41: Pales, Ov. F. 4, 722: sacerdos, Prop. 5, 9, 51: ubera, Stat. Achill. 2, 383 al.
 
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