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dormīto , āvi, 1,
I.v. freq. n. [id.], to be sleepy, drowsy, to begin to sleep, fall asleep.
B. Poet. transf.: “jam dormitante lucerna,” i. e. going out, Ov. H. 19, 195.—
II. Trop., to be dreaming, sluggish, stupid, slow, to linger: “ad hoc diei tempus dormitasti in otio. Quin tu abs te socordiam omnem reice, etc.,Plaut. As. 2, 1, 5; id. Bacch. 2, 3, 6; id. Trin. 4, 2, 139 Brix; Hor. A. P. 359; Quint. 10, 1, 24 Spald.; “12, 1, 22: oscitans et dormitans sapientia,Cic. de Or. 2, 33, 144: “perditio eorum non dormitat,Vulg. 2 Pet. 2, 3.
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