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Lewis : bitumen

bitumen, bĭtūmen, ĭnis, n. cf. Sanscr. gatu, gum, bitumen, a kind of mineral pitch found in Palestine and Babylon, Gr. ἄτφαλτος, Plin. 35, 15, 51, § 178 sq.; Tac. H. 5, 6; 5, 17; Just. 1, 2, 7; Vitr. 2, 6; Lucr. 6, 808; Verg. G. 3, 451; Ov. M. 9, 660; 14, 792; Vitr. 8, 3, 1 sqq.: Judaicum, Veg. 1, 20, 1; 3, 56, 2; 5, 83, 3; 6, 14, 1: Apollonium, id. 6, 14, 1; Vulg. Gen. 6, 14.—For magical or religious use, Verg. E. 8, 82; Hor. Epod. 5, 82; Claud. VI. Cons. Hon. 325.