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ăvītus , a, um, adj. avus,
I.of or belonging to a grandfather, coming from a grandfather, ancestral.
II. Transf. to animals: “asinus fortitudinem celeritatemque avitam refert,Col. 6, 37, 4: “color,id. 6, 37, 4, § 7.—In gen., very old or ancient: “merum,Ov. A. A. 2, 695.—Comp. and sup. not found; cf. Neue, Formenl. II. p. 230.—* Adv.: ăvītë ;, from ancient times, Tert. adv. Val. 39 dub.
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