from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sow; scatter.


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  • From this fiction it appears (says Sale) that the doctrine of pre-existence is not unknown to the Mohammedans, and there is some little conformity between it and the modern theory of generatio ex animalculis in semine marium.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It is equivalent to the other expression: "from the seed of David according to the flesh" – "factum ex semine David secundum carnem" Romans 1:3.

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  • -Of plants, seed: manu spargere semen: terra semen excepit: iacto semine, V.: quercus de semine Dodonaeo, O.

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  • -Of men or animals, seed, race: genitus de semine Iovis, son of Jupiter, O.: ipsa regio semine orta, L.: mortali semine cretus, of mortal race, O.: virtus propria Romani seminis, i. e. an inborn characteristic of the Romans.

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  • Pyra quae grato sunt sapore, cocta mala, poma tosta, et saccliaro, vel anisi semine conspersa, utiliter statim a prandio vel a caena sumi possunt, eo quod ventriculum roborent et vapores caput petentes reprimant.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Now this doth not so much appear in the composition of the body, according to that of Hippocrates, [1316] in habit, proportion, scars, and other lineaments; but in manners and conditions of the mind, Et patrum in natos abeunt cum semine mores.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Sanchez has curiously remarked: “Mariam et spiritum sanctum emisisse semen in copulatione, et ex semine amborum natum esse Jesum.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • O mundi domina regio ex semine orta ex tuo iam Christus processit alvo tamquam sponsus de thalamo hic iacet in praesepio qui et sidera regit.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Salomonem, qui aliunde nasci non potuit, nisi ex Bathseba, conjuncto David semine, quamvis meretrice, conjunxit eos

    Essays of Schopenhauer

  • * Ex putrido semine quotidie gigni homines: [982] 1

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1


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