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Lewis : uber

uber, ūber, ĕris, n. Gr. οὖθαρ ; Sanscr. ūdhar; cf. O. H. Germ. uter; Engl. udder; cf. the letter B, a teat, pap, dug, udder, a breast that gives suck (mostly poet. and in post Aug. prose). Sing., Lucr. 1, 887: lactantes ubere toto, Enn. ap. Charis. p. 103 P. (Ann. v. 71 Vahl.): (vitula) binos alit ubere fetus, Verg. E. 3, 30: ut vix sustineant distentum cruribus uber, Ov. M. 13, 826: vituio ab ubere rapto, id. F. 4, 459: cum a nutricis ubere auferretur, Suet. Tib. 6.

Plur. (so most freq.): saepe etiam nunc (puer) Ubera mammarum in somnis lactantia quaeret, Lucr. 5, 885: lactea, Verg. G. 2, 524: capreoli Bina die siccant ovis ubera, id. E. 2, 42; cf.: ad sua quisque fere decurrunt ubera lactis (agni), Lucr. 2, 370: lactis, Tib. 1, 3, 46: mammarum, Gell. 12, 1, 7: candens lacteus umor Uberibus manat distentis, Lucr. 1, 259: distenta, Hor. Epod. 2, 46: equina, id. ib. 8, 8: tenta, id. ib. 16, 50: natos uberibus gravidis vitali rore rigabat, Cic. poët. Div. 1, 12, 20; cf.: (Romulus) cum esset silvestris beluae sustentatus uberibus, id. Rep. 2, 2, 4: uberaque ebiberant avidi lactantia nati, Ov. M. 6, 342: sua quemque mater uberibus alit, Tac. G. 20.

Transf. Of the earth, the fruitful breast, etc.: alma tellus annuā vice mortalibus distenta musto demittit ubera, Col. 3, 21, 3: ubera campi, id. poët. 10, 90.

A cluster or mass in the shape of an udder, of bees hanging from trees when swarming, Pall. Jun. 7, 6 and 9.

Richness, fruitfulness, fertility: quique frequens herbis et fertilis ubere campus, Verg. G. 2, 185: divitis agri, id. A. 7, 262: glebae, id. ib. 1, 531: in denso non segnior ubere Bacchus, id. G. 2, 275; cf.: pecorique et vitibus almis Aptius uber erit, id. ib. 2, 234: vitis, Col. 4, 27, 5: palmitis Etrusci, Claud. B. G. 504.