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Lewis : osculum

osculum oscŭlum (auscŭlum, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 84; osclum, id. Truc. 1, 2, 8), i, n. dim. 1. os, a little mouth, pretty mouth, sweet mouth (cf.: labium, labellum). Lit. (only poet. and in post-Aug. prose): videt oscula, quae, etc., Ov. M. 1, 499; 10, 344: delibare, to touch, i. e. to kiss, Verg. A. 12, 434; id. G. 2, 523; Mart. 11, 92, 7; Suet. Aug. 94; Petr. 126; App. M. 3, p. 137, 41.

Transf., a kiss (freq. and class.; syn.: basium, suavium): utinam continuo ad osculum Atticae possim currere, Cic. Att. 12, 1, 1: oggerere, to give, Plaut. Truc. 1, 2, 8: alicui ferre, id. Ep. 4, 2, 4; Cic. Fragm. ap. Non.: capere, to take, Ov. 11, 13, 120: figere, to imprint, Verg. A. 1, 687: carpere, Ov. H. 11, 117: sumere, id. ib. 13, 141: eripere, Tib. 2, 5, 91: jacere, Tac. H. 1, 36: accipere et dare, Ov. H. 15, 132: detorquere ad oscula Cervicem, Hor. C. 2, 12, 25: rapere, to snatch, steal, Val. Fl. 1, 264: breve, a brief, hasty kiss, Tac. Agr. 4: osculi jus, the right of kissing between relatives of both sexes, Suet. Claud. 26: in osculo sancto, Vulg. Rom, 16, 16.