Definition of litura
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1.
LNS
litūra, litūrae
lino
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a smearing, anointing
  2. a rubbing or smearing of the wax on a writing-tablet, in order to erase something written
  3. a blotting out, erasure, correction
  4. a passage erased, an erasure
  5. A blot, blur
  6. A wrinkle
Abbreviations
litūra, ae, f. lino, a smearing, anointing. In gen.: solem etiam et pluviam arcet ejusmodi litura, Col. 4, 24, 6.

— In partic. Lit., a rubbing or smearing of the wax on a writing-tablet, in order to erase something written; hence, a blotting out, erasure, correction: unius nominis litura, Cic. Arch. 5, 9.

— Transf. Concr., a passage erased, an erasure: videtis extremam partem nominis demersam esse in litura, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 78, § 191: litterae lituraeque omnes assimilatae, id. ib. 2, 2, 77, § 189: carmen multā liturā coercere, Hor. A. P. 292.

— A blot, blur made in a writing: haec erit e lacrimis facta litura meis, Prop. 4 (5), 3, 4: littera suffusas quod habet maculosa lituras, Ov. Tr. 3, 1, 15.

— A wrinkle: cum corpus nulla litura notet, Mart. 7, 18, 2.

— Trop., an alteration: nec ulla in decretis ejus litura sit, Sen. Vit. Beat. 8, 2.
 
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