Definition of nectar
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LNS
nectar, nectaris
nectar
νεκταρ
noun (n., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. nectar, the drink of the gods
  2. nectar
Abbreviations
nectar, aris, n., = νεκταρ, nectar, the drink of the gods. Lit.: non enim ambrosiā deos aut nectare ... laetari, arbitror, Cic. Tusc. 1, 26, 65; cf. id. N. D. 1, 40, 112; Ov. M. 3, 318; 10, 161; 14, 606; Hor. C. 3, 3, 12; 34 al.: nectaris ambrosii sacrum potare lyaeum, Prud. ap. Symm. 1, 276; as balsam, Ov M. 4, 250; 252: siccato nectare Vulcanus, Juv. 13, 45.

— Poet. transf., of any thing sweet, pleasant, delicious, nectar.

—So of fragrant balm, Ov. M. 4, 250; 10, 732.

—Of honey: aliae (apes) purissima mella Stipant et liquido distendunt nectare cellas, Verg. G. 4, 164.

— Of milk: quid meruistis oves...pleno quae fertis in ubere nectar, Ov. M. 15, 116; cf., of bread and milk: Picentina Ceres niveo sic nectare crescit, Mart. 13, 47, 1.

—Of wine: vina novum fundam calathis Ariusia nectar, Verg. E. 5, 71; id. G. 4, 384; Ov. M. 1, 111: Baccheum, Stat. S. 2, 2, 99.

—Of a pleasant odor: et nardi florem, nectar qui naribus halat, Lucr. 2, 848.

—Hence, trop., of poetry: cantare credas Pegaseium nectar, Pers. prol. 14.
 
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