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Lewis : almus

almus, almus, a, um, adj. alo, nourishing, affording nourishment, cherishing (poet. epithet of Ceres, Venus, and other patron deities of the earth, of light, day, wine, etc.; cf. Bentl. ad Hor. S. 2, 4, 13).—Hence, genial, restoring, reviving, kind, propitious, indulgent, bountiful, etc.: O Fides alma, Enn. ap. Cic. Off. 3, 29, 104 (Trag. v. 410 Vahl.): nutrix, Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 79: Venus, Lucr. 1, 2; Hor. C. 4, 15, 31: mater terra, Lucr. 2, 992; 5, 231 al.: Ceres, Verg. G. 1, 7: Phoebe, id. A. 10, 215: Cybele, id. ib. 10, 220: ager, id. G. 2, 330: vites, refreshing, id. ib. 2, 233 al.: Faustitas, Hor. C. 4, 5, 18: Maia, id. ib. 1, 2, 42: Musae, id. ib. 3, 4, 42: dies, id. ib. 4, 7, 7: sol, id. C. S. 9: adorea, i.e. gloria, quae virtutem nutrit, id. C. 4, 4, 41: Pales, Ov. F. 4, 722: sacerdos, Prop. 5, 9, 51: ubera, Stat. Achill. 2, 383 al.