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Lewis : nasus

nasus, nāsus, i, m. (ante - class. nasum, i, n.: quīs oculi non sunt neque nasum, Lucil. ap. Non. 215, 4; Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 288; id. Curc. 1, 2, 18; id. Men. 1, 2, 57; id. Mil. 4, 6, 41), the nose (syn nares). Lit.: nasus ita locatus est, ut quasi murus oculis interjectus esse videatur, Cic. N. D. 2, 57, 143: abripere alicui nasum mordicus, Plaut. Men. 1, 3, 12: naso exhibere molestiam, id. Capt. 4, 2, 37: naso clamare magnum, to snore, id. Mil. 3, 2, 9: acutus, id. Capt. 3, 4, 115: collisus nasus, Sen. Ira, 3, 22, 4: pravus, Hor. A. P. 36: congelati gutta nasi, Mart. 11, 98, 7: madidique infantia nasi, Juv. 10, 199: exprimere rorantem frigore nasum, Mart. 7, 37, 3: ingeminant geminos naso crispante cachinnos, Pers. 3, 87: si tibi displicuit tuus nasus, Juv. 6, 495: vigilanti stertere naso, id. 1, 57.

The nose, as the seat of quick smell; and also the feature whereby anger or scorn is expressed; cf. naris (poet.): rancidum aprum antiqui laudabant, non quia nasus Illis nullus erat, Hor. S. 2, 2, 89.—Of anger: disce sed ira cadat naso, rugosaque sanna, Pers. 5, 91; Mart. 6, 64, 28.—Of scorn, derision, satirical wit, satire, sarcasm: naso adunco aliquem suspendere, Hor. S. 1, 6, 5: Balatro suspendens omnia naso, id. ib. 2, 8, 64: Lucilius, qui primus condidit stili nasum, Plin. N. H. praef. § 8: non cuicumque datum est habere nasum, Mart. 1, 42, 18: tacito ridere naso, id. 5, 19, 17: juvenesque senesque et pueri nasum rhinocerotis habent, id. 1, 3, 6.

Transf., the projecting part of a vessel, the nozzle or spout (cf. nassiterna): calix nasorum quatuor, Juv. 5, 46; cf. Mart. 14, 96.