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 Absquat’ulate.Abstract Numbers 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abste’mious,
 
according to Fabius and Aulus Gellius, is compounded of abs and teme’tum. “Teme’tum” was a strong, intoxicating drink, allied to the Greek methu (strong drink).   1
        “Vinum pris’ca lingua temtum appellabant.”—Aulus Gettius, x. 23.
 


 Absquat’ulate.Abstract Numbers 

 
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