Definition of fomes
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LNS
fōmes, fōmitis
foveo
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. kindling-wood, touch-wood, tinder
Abbreviations
fōmes, itis, m. foveo, kindling-wood, touch-wood, tinder. Lit.: silici scintillam excudit Achates . . . rapuitque in fomite flammam, Verg. A. 1, 176; Luc. 8, 776; Plin. 16, 40, 77, § 208.

— Trop. (postclass.): fomes et incitabulum ingenii virtutisque, Gell. 15, 2, 3: peccati, Prud. Apoth. 942: invidiae, Vulg. Gen. 37, 8.

— Transf.: fomites sunt assulae ex arboribus, dum caeduntur, excussae: dictae, quod in eo opere occupati cibis potuque confoventur, etc., Paul. ex Fest. p. 85 Mull.; cf.: Fomes πελέκημα, Gloss. Labb.
 
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