Definition of flammeus
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LNS
flammeus, flammea, flammeum
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. flaming, fiery
  2. flaming, flamecolored, fiery red
Abbreviations
flammeus, a, um, adj. id., flaming, fiery. Lit.: sunt stellae naturā flammeae, Cic. N. D. 2, 46, 118; Att. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 22, 44: halitus, Col. 5, 5, 15; Mart. 10, 62, 6.

— Transf., of color, flaming, flamecolored, fiery red: lumina, Ov. H. 12, 107: flammeum quod phlox vocatur, Plin. 21, 11, 38, § 64: murex, Val. Fl. 5, 361: vestimentum, Paul. ex Fest. p. 92 Mull.

—Deriv., Subst.: flammeum, i, n. A fiery red color: aliquid flammei, aliquid lutei, Sen. N. Q. 1, 3, 4.

— = phlox, the flame-red violet, Plin. 21, 11, 38, § 64.

— (sc. velum), a (flame-colored) bridal-veil, Plin. 21, 8, 22, § 46: capere, Cat. 61, 8: sumere, Juv. 2, 124: puellae caput involvere flammeo, Petr. 26, 1: flammea texuntur sponsae, Mart. 11, 78, 3; 12, 42, 3; Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 325; Paul. ex Fest. p. 89 Mull.; cf. Non. p. 541 fin.; Becker's Gall. 2, p. 24 sq.: lutea, Luc. 2, 361; Mart. Cap. 5, § 538; Verg. Cir. 317.

—Poet.: flammea conterit, i. e. changes husbands repeatedly, Juv. 6, 225.

— Trop.: flaming, glowing (ante- and post-class.): versus, Enn. ap. Non. 139, 15 (Sat. 7, p. 155 ed. Vahl.): acres et flammei viri, Sid. Ep. 1, 7.
 
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