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Lewis : potio

potio, pōtĭo, ōnis, f. id., a drinking, a drink, draught, abstr. and concr. (class.). In gen. Abstr.: in mediā potione, Cic. Clu. 10, 30; cf.: contemptissimis escis et potionibus, id. Fin. 2, 28, 90.

Concr.: cum cibo et potione fames sitisque depulsa est, Cic. Fin. 1, 11, 37: multo cibo et potione completi, id. Tusc. 5, 35, 100: cibus et potio, Varr. R. R. 1, 1, 5: A POTIONE, a cup-bearer, Inscr. Grut. 578, 1.

In partic. A poisonous draught: potione mulierem sustulit, Cic. Clu. 14, 40; cf.: potio mortis causa data. Quint. Decl. 350: haec potio torquet, Juv. 6, 624.

A draught or potion given by physicians: dare potionis aliquid, Plaut. Men. 5, 5, 21: potiones ad id efficaces, Cels. 4, 8.

A magic potion, philter (poet.), Hor. Epod. 5, 73.

Trop.: nam mihi jam intus potione juncea onerabo gulam, load my throat with a draught of rushes, i. e. hang myself with a rope of rushes, Plaut. Stich. 4, 2, 56.