Lewis & Short

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con-spŭo, no perf., ūtum, 3, v. a. and n.

  1. I. Act., to spit upon (rare; most freq. in Petr.): me immundissimo basio, Petr. 23, 4.
    Esp., to spit upon in contempt, Plaut. Curc. 4, 2, 17; Petr. 132, 3; Hier. Ep. 50, n. 4; cf. Barth. Advers. 23, 24.
    Of an epileptic: faciem tuam, App. Mag. 44, p. 303, 1: conspuere sinus, as a charm to prevent the gods from being provoked by proud words, Juv. 7, 111 Mayor ad loc.; cf. spuo, I.
    1. B. Poet., in a harsh and undignified figure, = conspergere, to besprinkle, to cover over: Juppiter hibernas canā nive conspuit Alpes, Furius Bibaculus ap. Quint. 8, 6, 17; for which Horace, parodying it, writes: Furius hibernas cana nive conspuet Alpes, Hor. S. 2, 5, 41; cf. the scholiast in h. 1.
  2. II. Neutr., to spit out much, to spit: faciem meam non averti a conspuentibus in me, Vulg. Isa. 50, 6.