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Lewis : cubile

cubile, cŭbīle, is, n. cubo, a place of rest, a couch, bed. Lit. Of men, Lucr. 5, 814; 5, 985; Cic. Tusc. 5, 32, 90; 2, 17, 39; Liv. 30, 5, 10; Hor. S. 1, 3, 100; Curt. 5, 2, 15: salutatorium, an audience - chamber, Plin. 15, 11, 10, § 38.

In partic., a marriage-bed, Poët. ap. Cic. Fam. 9, 22, 1; Cat. 61, 183; Verg. A. 3, 324; Ov. M. 2, 592; 10, 635 et saep.

Of animals, the nest, lair, hole, kennel, etc.; of the mouse: mus pusillus ... aetatem uni cubili numquam committit suam, Plaut. Truc. 4, 4, 16.—Of dogs, Varr. R. R. 2, 9, 12 sq.; Phaedr. 1, 19, 9.—Of wild beasts, Cic. N. D. 2, 49, 126.

Of the elk, Caes. B. G. 6, 27.—Of the mole, Verg. G. 1, 183.—Of bees, Verg. G. 4, 243.

Of serpents, etc., Curt. 9, 3, 8 al.

Poet., the couch of the setting sun: ad ortus Solis ab Hesperio cubili, Hor. C. 4, 15, 16; cf.: cubile noctis, Sen. Herc. Oet. 1140.

Transf., in arch., the joint or bed of a stone, beam, etc., Vitr. 2, 8; 4, 2; Plin. 36, 14, 21, § 96; cf. cubiculum, II. B.

Trop.: avaritiae non jam vestigia, sed ipsa cubilia videre, the very den or lair, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 77, § 190; cf. id. Clu. 30, 82: quas (stragis) nos non vestigiis odorantes ingressus tuos, sed totis volutationibus corporis et cubilibus persecuti sumus, id. Pis. 34, 83 al.