Definition of lues, luis
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LNS
luēs, luis
(luis, -)
λοιμός, λυτήρ, λύτρον, akin to λοιμός; Sanscr. root lu, to cut; cf. λυτήρ, λύτρον, solvo
noun (f., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. a plague, pestilence
  2. Any spreading evil, common calamity or misfortune
  3. a plague, pest
  4. Decay, corruption
Abbreviations
lues, is (nom. luis, Prud. Hamart. 250; id. Psych. 508; old acc. lueruem, i. e. luerem for luem, Carm. Fratr. Arv.), f. akin to λοιμός; Sanscr. root lū, to cut; cf. λυτήρ, λύτρον, solvo, a plague, pestilence. Lit., Carm. Fratr. Arv.: dira lues quondam Latias vitiaverat auras, Ov. M. 15, 626: lues et pestifer annus, Verg. A. 3, 139; Mart. 1, 79, 2; Luc. 2, 199; Licin. Macer. ap. Non. 52, 10.

— Transf. Any spreading evil, common calamity or misfortune; of war: immensa belli lues, Tac. H. 3, 15; of an earthquake, id. A. 2, 47; of a tempest, Sen. Hippol. 1117.

— As a term of abuse, of whatever has a blighting influence, a plague, pest, Cic. Harusp. Resp. 12: saeva Thebarum lues, i. e. the Sphinx, Sen. Phoen. 131: illa horrida lues, of Hannibal, Sil. 10, 603: dira illa lues, id. 16, 622: pellere saevam Quondam fata luem dederunt Aquilone creatis, i. e. the Harpies, Val. Fl. 4, 431.

— Decay, corruption: morum, Plin. 29, 1, 8, § 27.
 
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