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a-gnascor (adg- ), nātus, 3, v. dep. ad-gnascor, nascor.
1. To be born in addition to; commonly,
A. Of children that are not born until after the father has made his will: “constat agnascendo rumpi testamentum,Cic. de Or. 1, 57, 241; so id. Caecin. 25; Dig. 25, 3, 3.—Metaph.,
B. Of adopted children, to accrue by adoption: “qui in adoptionem datur, his, quibus agnascitur, cognatus fit,Paul. Dig. 1, 7, 23; cf. id. ib. 1, 7, 10.—
II. Of plants, to grow to, at, or upon something: “viscum in quercu adgnasci,Plin. 16, 44, 93, § 245; 27, 11, 73, § 97.—
III. Of teeth, to grow afterwards, Gell. 3, 10.—Of hair, Plin. 11, 39, 94, § 231. —Of limbs: “membra animalibus adgnata inutilia sunt,Plin. 11, 52, 113, § 272.—Of plants: “tubera et cetera quae subito adgnascuntur,Scrib. Comp. 82.—Hence, agnā-tus (adg- ), a, um, P. a.
A. Lit., born to, belonging to, or connected with by birth; and subst., a blood relation by the father's side (father, son, grandson, etc.; brother, brother's son, brother's grandson, etc.; uncle, cousin, second cousin, etc.); accordingly of more limited signif. than cognatus, which includes blood relations on the mother's side; the idea in gentilis is still more extended, including all the persons belonging to a gens, and bearing the same gentile name, e. g. the Cornelii, Fabii, Aemilii, etc., v. Smith's Dict. Antiq.; Gai Inst. 1, 156; Ulp. 26, 1, 10, § 2; cf. “Zimmern, Röm. Priv. Rechtsgesch. 1, 507 sq.—Even the XII. Tables mention the Agnati: SI. (PATERFAMILIAS) INTESTATO. MORITVR. CVI. SVVS. HERES. NEC. SIT. ADGNATVS. PROXIMVS. FAMILIAM. HABETO.,Cic. Inv. 2, 50, and Ulp. Fragm. Tit. 26, § 1: “SI. ADGNATVS. NEC. ESCIT. (sit) GENTILIS. FAMILIAM. NANCITOR., Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. Tit. 16, § 4: SI. FVRIOSVS. EST. ADGNATORVM. GENTILIVMQVE. IN. EO. PECVNIAQVE. EIVS. POTESTAS. ESTO.,Cic. Inv. 2, 5; Auct. ad Her. 1, 13.—Hence, the proverb: “ad adgnatos et gentiles est deducendus, for a madman or insane person,Varr. R. R. 1, 2, 8.—
B. Ag-nāti , orum, subst., children born after the father has made his will (cf. I. A.): “numerum liberorum finire aut quemquam ex adgnatis necare flagitium habetur,Tac. G. 19; id. H. 5, 5.
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