Definition of lorum
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LNS
lōrum, lōrī
εὔληρα, for vlorum, from a groundform vlarom; Gr. εὔληρα, reins; root perh. val; cf. volvo
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a thong
  2. leather
  3. a thong thrust into the throat to produce vomiting
Abbreviations
lōrum, i (lōrus, i, m., Petr. 57, 8; App. M. 3, p. 135, 13; Schol. ap. Juv. 6, 480), n. for vlorum, from a ground-form vlārom; Gr. εὔληρα, reins; root perh. val-; cf. volvo, a thong. Lit.: vincire vis? en ostendo manus: tu habes lora, Plaut. Ep. 5, 2, 18: vis subigit verum fateri; ita lora laedunt brachia, id. Truc. 4, 3, 9; Liv. 9, 10: celsa lorum cervice ferentem, a leash, Grat. Cyn. 213; Plin. 8, 40, 61, § 147: sella loris intenta, Quint. 6, 3, 25: arcano sacra ferens nutantia loro, Juv. 2, 125.

— In gen., leather: signum de paupere loro, Juv. 5, 165.

— Transf., plur.: lōra, the reins of a bridle: loris ducere equos, Liv. 35, 34: lora dare, to give the reins to the horses, slacken the reins, Verg. G. 3, 107: lora tende, draw the reins tight, Ov. Am. 3, 2, 72: fortius uti loris, id. M. 2, 127: lora remisit, id. ib. 2, 200: Automedon lora tenebat, Juv. 1, 61.

— A whip, lash, scourge: quin loris caedite, si lubet, Plaut. Merc. 5, 4, 42; id. Ps. 1, 2, 12: loris uri, Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 47: loris caedere aliquem, Cic. Phil. 8, 8; Quint. 5, 10, 88: loris rumpere aliquem, Dig. 47, 10, 15; Juv. 6, 414.

— The girdle of Venus: dixit et arcano percussit pectora loro, Mart. 6, 21, 9.

— The leathern bulla, worn by children of the poorer class, Juv. 5, 165; v. bulla.

— = membrum virile, Petr. 13; Mart. 7, 58, 3; 10, 55, 5.

— A slender vinebranch, Plin. 14, 1, 3, § 11.

— Lorum vomitorium, a thong thrust into the throat to produce vomiting, Scrib. Comp. 180.
 
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