Definition of faenum, fenum, foenum
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LNS
faenum, faenum
(fēnum, fēnum)
(foenum, foenum)
fe, feo; whence felix, femina, etc., Paul. ex
noun (n., indeclinable declension)
  1. Hay
  2. fenugreek
Abbreviations
faenum (less correctly fēn-, not foen-), i. n. fe-, feo; whence felix, femina, etc., Paul. ex Fest. p. 86. Hay, Varr. R. R. 1, 9 sq.; Col. 2, 18; Plin. 18, 28, 67, § 258 sq.; Ov. M. 14, 645: Judaei, quorum cophinus faenumque supellex, Juv. 3, 18; cf. id. 6, 542.

—Plur., App. M. 3 fin.

—Prov.: faenum alios aiebat esse oportere, i. e. seemed as stupid as oxen, Cic. de Or. 2, 57, 233: faenum habet in cornu, i. e. he is a dangerous fellow (the figure being taken from an ox apt to gore, whose horns were bound about with hay), Hor. S. 1, 4, 34.

— Faenum (fen-) Graecum, also as one word, faenumgraecum, fenugreek, Cato, R. R. 27, 1; Col. 2, 10, 33; Plin. 18, 16, 39, § 140.
 
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