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tĕpor, ōris, m. [id.], a gentle warmth, lukewarmness, tepidity, tepor (cf.: fervor, calor).

I. Opp. to cold (class.): externus et adventicius tepor, Cic. N. D. 2, 10, 26: uvae, id. Sen. 15, 53: solis, Liv. 41, 2, 4; Plin. 11, 18, 20, 63: mundi, Luc. 8, 365: primus tepor, i. e. of spring, Sen. Herc. Oet. 381: (cupressus) alibi non nisi in tepore proveniens, in a mild, moderate temperature, Plin. 16, 33, 60, 142; 2, 50, 51, 136; 16, 32, 59, 137: verno tepori similis, Curt. 4, 7, 17: tepore febrium arescunt, Amm. 19, 4, 2.— In plur., Lucr. 2, 517; Cat. 46, 1. —

B. Concr., plur., fomentations, Cael. Aur. Acut. 2, 19, 120.—

II. Opp. to warmth (very rare).

A. Lit.: excepta vox est, cum teporem incusaret, Tac. H. 3, 32 fin.

B. Trop., coldness, languor of language: libri eiusdem lentitudinis ac teporis, Tac. Or. 21 med.