Definition of labes
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Orthography ID = 1008892
1.
LEM
lābēs, lābis
2 LAB-
noun (f., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. a falling, sinking in, subsidence
  2. a fall, stroke, ruin, destruction
  3. a spot, blot, stain, blemish, defect (poet.)
  4. [figuratively] a stain, blot, stigma, disgrace, discredit
  5. a cause of ruin, disgrace, scandal, reproach
Abbreviations
lābēs is, f 2 LAB-, a falling, sinking in, subsidence: ut multis locis labes factae sint: terrae, L.

—A fall, stroke, ruin, destruction: innocentiae: prima mali, first stroke of misfortune, V.

—A spot, blot, stain, blemish, defect (poet.): tractata notam labemque remittunt Atramenta, H.: Victima labe carens, spotless, O.

—Fig., a stain, blot, stigma, disgrace, discredit: domestica: labem integris inferre: domus sine labe, Iu.: vita sine labe peracta, O.: conscientiae labīs in animo habere.

—A cause of ruin, disgrace, scandal, reproach: (Verres) provinciae, scourge: civitatis (of a bad law): labes illa atque caenum, filthy wretch.
 
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