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cĕrēbrum (per tmesin: saxo cerecomminuit-brum, Enn. ap. Don. p. 1777 P., and ap. Serv. ad Verg. A. 1, 412), i, n. [root kar- of κάρη, v. celsus init.; and root bharof φέρω, fero; cf. Corss. Beitr. p. 354], the brain, Plaut. Cas. 3, 5, 19; Ter. Ad. 4, 2, 32; 5, 2, 7; Verg. A. 5, 413; 9, 419; Lucr. 6, 804; Cic. Tusc. 1, 9, 19; Plin. 11, 37, 49, 133 sq.; 33, 6, 34, 102 et saep.—

B. Meton., understanding, Plaut. Aul. 2, 1, 30; Hor. S. 2, 3, 75; Phaedr. 1, 7, 2; Suet. Calig. 50.—Anger, choler, Plaut. Poen. 3, 5, 25; cf. id. Bacch. 2, 3, 17: o te, Bolane, cerebri Felicem! ( = cerebrosus, passionate), Hor. S. 1, 9, 11.—

II. Transf. to plants, the pith in the upper part, Plin. 13, 4, 8, 36.