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opprōbrĭum (obp-), i. n. [opprobro], a reproach, scandal, disgrace, dishonor, opprobrium (not in Cic. or Cæs.; syn.: dedecus, probrum, infamia). vereor, ne civitati meae sit opprobrio, si, etc., lest it should be a reproach, Nep. Con. 3, 4: et turpitudo generis opprobrio multis fuit, Quint. 3, 7, 19: opprobria culpae, Hor. Ep. 1, 9, 10.—

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A. A reproach, taunt, abuse, abusive word or language: morderi opprobriis falsis, Hor Ep. 1, 16, 38: fundere, id. ib. 2, 1, 146: dicere, Ov. M. 1, 758; Inscr. Lanuv. (133 B. C.) ap. Mommsen de Collegiis fin.

B. Of persons, a reproach, disgrace (like the Gr. ἔλεγχος and ὄνειδος): opprobria Romuli Remique, Cat. 28, 14: Cecropiae domus aeternum opprobrium, Hor. C. 4, 12, 7: pagi, id. ib. 2, 13, 4; Ov. M. 8, 155: majorum, Tac. A. 3, 66.