Definition of lambo
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LNS
lambō, lambere, lambī, lambitus
λάπτω, λαφύσσω, root lap; Gr. λάπτω, λαφύσσω; Lat. labrum, labium; Germ. Loffel, spoon; Eng. lip
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to lick, lap
  2. to touch
  3. to flow by, to wash, bathe
  4. to lick, to reach, play upon
Abbreviations
lambo, bi, bitum (perf. lambuerunt, Vulg. Jud. 7, 7 al.), 3, v. a. root lap-; Gr. λάπτω, λαφύσσω; Lat. labrum, labium; Germ. Loffel, spoon; Eng. lip, to lick, lap; to touch (class.; cf.: lingo, sugo, ligurio). Lit.: hi canes, quos tribunal meum vides lambere, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 11, § 28: lagonae collum, Phaedr. 1, 25, 10: lambent cibos (pisces), Col. 8, 17, 11: manum, Mart. 4, 30, 4: sanguinem, Plin. Pan. 48, 3: crustula, Juv. 9, 5: jucundasque puer qui lamberat ore placentas, Lucil. ap. Prisc. 10, 3, 14: lambent sanguinem, to lick up, to lap, Vulg. 3 Reg. 21, 9; cf. id. Judic. 7, 5 al.: te gurgite mersum unda feret, piscesque inpastivulnera lambent, Verg. A. 10, 560.

— Transf., of a river, to flow by, to wash, bathe: vel quae loca fabulosus Lambit Hydaspes, washes, Hor. C. 1, 22, 7.

—Of fire, to lick, to reach, play upon: flamma summum properabat lambere tectum, Hor. S. 1, 5, 73: innoxia mollis Lambere flamma comas (Iuli), Verg. A. 2, 684: Aetna attollit globos flammarum et sidera lambit, id. ib. 3, 574.

—Of the ivy: quorum imagines lambunt hederae sequaces, to encircle, Pers. prol. 5: Tedia non lambit Cluviam, caress, fondle, Juv. 2, 49: tribunal unius legati, to fawn upon, court, Amm. 15, 3, 3.

—In mal. part., Aus. Ep. 120, 1 et saep.
 
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