Definition of lutus
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LNS
lutus, lutī
lutum, lutus
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. mud, mire
  2. mud, filth
  3. Sc
  4. Loam, clay, potter's clay
  5. The dust with which wrestlers besprinkled themselves
Abbreviations
lutum, i, n. (lutus, i, m., Quadrig. ap. Non. 212, 17) [luo], mud, mire. Lit.: volutari in luto, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 24, ยง 53: cratesque luto integuntur, Caes. B. C. 2, 15; Quadrig. ap. Non. 212, 17: imbre lutoque Aspersus, Hor. Ep. 1, 11, 11: luto perfusa porticus, Juv. 14, 66: pinguia crura luto, id. 3, 247: luto opplere aliquem, Suet. Vesp. 5: in longa via et pulvis et lutum et pluvia, Sen. Ep. 96, 3: si quis aliquem luto obliniverit, Paul. Sent. 5, 4, 13: te pervolvam in luto, Ter. And. 4, 4, 38.

—In plur.: luta et limum aggerebant, Cic. Fragm. ap. Non. 212, 16.

—Prov.: in luto esse or haerere, to stick in the mud, i. e. to be at a dead stop, unable to proceed: nunc homo in medio luto est: Nomen nescit, Plaut. Ps. 4, 2, 27: neque mihi haud imperito eveniet, tali ut in luto haeream, id. Pers. 4, 3, 66: in eodem haesitas luto, Ter. Phorm. 5, 2, 15; cf. Lact. 2, 8, 24; 7, 2, 3: pro luto esse, to be as cheap as dirt: pro luto erat annona, Petr. 44: omnia pro luto habere, id. 67, 10; cf. id. 51, 6.

—As a term of reproach, mud, filth: ludis me. Pa. Tum mihi sunt manus inquinatae. Sc. Quidum? Pa. Quia ludo luto, Plaut. Mil. 2, 3, 54; id. Most. 5, 2, 45: Lutum lenonium, commictum caeno stercilinum publicum! id. Pers. 3, 5, 2; 9; Cat. 42, 13: O tenebrae, o lutum, o sordes, offscouring of the earth, Cic. Pis. 26, 62.

— Transf. Loam, clay, potter's clay: pocula de facili luto componere, Tib. 1, 1, 40: ficta Saguntino cymbia malo luto, Mart. 8, 6, 2: quibus arte benigna Et meliore luto finxit praecordia Titan, of better clay, i. e. of better materials, Juv. 14, 34; cf. Pers. 3, 23: homines compositi luto, Juv. 6, 13.

— The dust with which wrestlers besprinkled themselves, Sen. Ep. 88, 18.
 
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