Definition of fermentum
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LNS
fermentum, fermentī
contr. for fervimentum, from fervo, ferveo
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. that which causes fermentation, leaven, yeast, ferment
  2. That which loosens the soil
  3. A drink made of fermented barley, malt liquor, beer
  4. anger, passion
  5. cause of anger or vexation
Abbreviations
fermentum, i, n. contr. for fervimentum, from fervo, ferveo, that which causes fermentation, leaven, yeast, ferment. Lit., Plin. 18, 11, 26, § 102; 18, 7, 12, § 68: panis sine fermento, unleavened bread, Cels. 2, 24; 30; Vulg. Levit. 2, 4.

— Transf. That which loosens the soil, Plin. 17, 21, 35, § 159; cf. Col. 4, 1, 7.

— A drink made of fermented barley, malt liquor, beer, Verg. G. 3, 380.

— Trop., anger, passion (poet. and very rare): (uxor) nunc in fermento tota est, ita turget mihi, Plaut. Cas. 2, 5, 17; id. Merc. 5, 3, 3.

—Poet. transf., of the cause of anger or vexation: accipe et istud Fermentum tibi habe, Juv. 3, 188.
 
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