Note 049
From Chapter 53 of the Decline & Fall

The respectful salutation of carrying the hand to the mouth, ad os, is the root of the Latin word, adoro adorare. See our learned Selden, (vol. iii. p. 143 - 145, 942,) in his Titles of Honor. It seems, from the 1st book of Herodotus, to be of Persian origin.

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