Definition of ligurrio
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LNS
ligurriō, ligurrīre, ligurrīvī, ligurrītus
-, -, ligurriī, -
root lig; cf. lingo
verb (4th conjugation)
  1. to lick
  2. to lick
  3. to long for, desire eagerly, lust after
Abbreviations
ligūrio and ligurrio, īvi and ii, ītum (impers. ligurribant, Macr. S. 2, 12, 17), 4, v. a. and n. root lig-; cf. lingo, to lick. * Neutr., to be dainty, fond of good things (cf. lambo): quae (meretrices) cum amatore cum cenant, liguriunt, Ter. Eun. 5, 4, 14.

— Act., to lick. Lit.: apes non, ut muscae, (eum) liguriunt, Varr. R. R. 3, 16, 6: semesos pisces tepidumque jus, Hor. S. 1, 3, 81.

— Transf.: dum ruri rurant homines, quos (parasiti) liguriant, whom they lick, whom they daintily feed upon, Plaut. Capt. 1, 1, 15: furta, to lick up, feast on by stealth, Hor. S. 2, 4, 79.

—Also in mal. part., as Gr. λείχειν and λειχάζειν, Suet. Tib. 45 fin.; Mart. 11, 58.

— Trop., to long for, desire eagerly, lust after any thing: improbissima lucra liguriens, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 76, § 177: agrariam curationem, id. Fam. 11, 21, 5.
 
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