Definition of farina
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LNS
farīna, farīnae
far
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. ground corn, meal, flour
  2. dust or powder
  3. material, its nature, quality
Abbreviations
farīna, ae, f. far, ground corn, meal, flour. Prop., Plin. 18, 9, 20, § 88; Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 17; Plin. 20, 13, 51, § 139; 22, 25, 67, § 137.

—Prov.: facis farinam, i. e. waste, scatter, Mart. 8, 16, 5; Vulg. Matt. 13, 33.

— Transf., of the dust or powder of other substances resembling meal: folia myrti siccantur in farinam, Plin. 23, 9, 81, § 162; cf.: gypsum resolvitur in farinam, id. 36, 24, 59, § 183: minium tunditur in farinam, id. 33, 7, 40, § 119; so, cornus cervini, id. 28, 11, 49, § 178: tofi, id. 17, 20, 34, § 147: marmoris, id. 32, 7, 26, § 79: caminorum, id. 28, 7, 23, § 84.

— Trop., to designate the material of which a thing is composed, i. e. its nature, quality (postAug.): cum fueris nostrae farinae, Pers. 5, 115: Cassius quidam Parmensis quadam epistola ut pistoris nepotem sic taxat Augustum: Materna tibi farina ex crudissimo Ariciae pistrino, etc., Suet. Aug. 4.
 
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