Definition of lactens
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Orthography ID = 2031549
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LNS
lactens, lactentis
lacteo
Mostly Plural
noun (n., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. milk-food, milk-dishes
Abbreviations
lacteo, ēre (used almost exclusively in the part. pres.), v. a. lac. To suck milk, to be a suckling: Romulus parvus atque lactens, uberibus lupinis inhians, Cic. Cat. 3, 8, 19; so, lactens Juppiter puer, id. Div. 2, 41, 85: vitulus, Ov. M. 2, 624; 10, 227: lactens hostia, Cic. Leg. 2, 12, 29; also absol.: lactentibus rem divinam facere, Liv. 37, 3.

— Poet.: viscera lactentia, i. e. sucking children, sucklings, Ov. F. 6, 137.

—Of the spring: tener et lactens (sc. annus), Ov. M. 15, 201.

— To contain milk or sap, to be milky, sappy, juicy: verno tempore, cum lactent novella virentia, Pall. 3, 26; cf.: nam sata, vere novo, teneris lactentia sucis, Ov. F. 1, 351: frumenta in viridi stipula lactentia turgent, Verg. G. 1, 315: lactuca lactens, Plin. 20, 7, 26, ยง 67.

—Subst.: lactentia, ium, n., milk-food, milk-dishes, Cels. 2, 28.
 
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