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ŏb-ŏlĕo, ŭi, 2, v. a., to smell of any thing (ante-class. and post-Aug.).

  1. I. Lit.: oboluisti allium, Plaut. Most. 1, 1, 38: maluissem allium oboluisses, Suet. Vesp. 8: antidotum, id. Calig. 23: res mihi obolet. I smell a thing, App. Mag. p. 311, 31.
  2. II. Transf.: jam oboluit Casina procul, Plaut. Cas. 4, 3, 21: marsupium huic oboluit, she smells your purse, id. Men. 2, 3, 33.