Definition of lactans
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Orthography ID = 2031565
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LNS
lactans, lactantis
lacto
Mostly Plural
noun (n., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. milky food
Abbreviations
lacto, āvi, ātum (used almost exclusively in the part. pres.), 1, v. a. and n. lac. To contain milk, to have milk, to give suck: ubera lactantia, Ov. M. 6, 342; 7, 321; Lucr. 5, 885: ubera quae non lactaverunt, Vulg. Luc. 23, 29: quaecunque (femina) id temporis lactans est, Gell. 12, 1, 17.

— To suck milk, to take the breast, to suck: puer lactans, Liv. Andron. ap. Non. 153, 26 (Trag. Rel. v. 38 Rib.); cf.: infans lactavit, Aus. Epit. 32: anni lactantes, the suckling years (of a child), id. Idyll. 4, 67.

— To be full of milk, to be milky: metae, cheeses, Mart. 1, 43, 7 (cf.: meta lactis, id. 3, 58, 35).

—Part. as subst.: lactantia, ium, n., milky food, Cels. 2, 28, 2 al.

— Act., to give suck to: lactaverunt catulos suos, Vulg. Thren. 4, 2: filium suum, id. 1 Reg. 1, 23.

—Pass.: lactare ut nutriaris, Aug. Enarr. in Psa. 130, 12: mamilla regum lactaberis, Vulg. Isa. 60, 16.
 
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