Definition of furfur
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LNS
furfur, furfuris
reduplicated form, originally forfor; root ghar; Sanscr. gharshami, rub; Gr., χρίω, ; cf.: far, farina, frio, frico, etc.; v. Corss. Beitrag. p. 206
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. bran
  2. scurf or scales
Abbreviations
furfur, uris (abl. furfuri, Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 27), and furfures, um, m., bran [reduplicated form, originally for-for; root ghar-; Sanscr. gharshāmi, rub; Gr. χρίω; cf.: far, farina, frio, frico, etc.; v. Corss. Beitrag. p. 206]. Lit.: qui alunt furfure sues, Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 27: per cribrum effuso furfure, Plin. 22, 25, 70, § 145: triticum furfure crasso vestitur, id. 18, 30, 73, § 304.

—In plur.: hordeacei, Varr. R. R. 2, 6, 4; Col. 12, 44, 3: triticei, Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 17: excreti modice a farina, Col. 8, 4, 1: furfuribus conspersus panis, Phaedr. 4, 18, 4.

— Transf., scurf or scales on the skin, the head, etc.: foedo cutis furfure, Plin. 26, 1, 2, § 2.

—In plur.: capitis, Plin. 20, 9, 39, § 101: in facie, id. 22, 21, 30, § 64.

—In a pun upon the two meanings: ex ipsis dominis meis pugnis exculcabo furfures, Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 30.
 
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