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ăvĕo , ēre, v. a. from Sanscr. av, to love, to wish; to satisfy one's self, to be content, to do or fare well, wish, desire earnestly, to long for, crave (syn.: volo, cupio): avere nihil aliud est quam cupere, Paul. ex Fest. p. 14 Müll.: ab ludis animus atque aures avent Avide exspectantes nuntium, Enn. ap. Varr. L. L. 6, § 70 (Trag. v. 70 Vahl.).—Constr. with inf., acc., and absol.
(β). With acc.: “quia semper aves quod abest, praesentia temnis,Lucr. 3, 957; so id. 3, 1082; 3, 1083: “parto, quod avebas,Hor. S. 1, 1, 94: “aveo genus legationis ut, etc.,Cic. Att. 15, 11 fin. (acc. to conj. of Gronov.; so B. and K.; v. Orell. ad h. l.); Sil. 9, 371.—
(γ). Absol.: “Et mora, quae fluvios passim refrenat aventes,which restrains the eager river, Lucr. 6, 531, where Lachm. and Munro read euntīs: “Talem dira sibi scelerisque dolique ministram Quaerit avens,Val. Fl. 2, 123; Aur. Vict. Caes. 3.—
II. Avens = libens, Laev. ap. Gell. 19, 7.—ăventer , adv., eagerly, earnestly (post - class.), Sid. Ep. 2, 2; v. Amm. 18, 5 and 19.
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