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faenĕror (less correctly fēn-, foen- ), ātus sum, 1, v. dep., or (mostly post-Aug.), faenero , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. faenus.
I. Prop., to lend on interest.
A. Form faeneror.
1. With abl.: “pecunias istius extraordinarias grandes suo nomine faenerabatur,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 70, § 170: primum cum posita esset pecunia apud eas societates, binis centesimis faeneratus est, took two per cent. (per month, and consequently, according to our reckoning, twenty-four per cent. per annum), id. ib. 2, 3, 70, § 165.—
B. Form faenero.
1. With sub and abl.: “pecuniam publicam sub usuris solitis,Dig. 22, 1, 11.—
2. In simple constr.: “pecuniam pupillarem,Dig. 26, 7, 46, § 2.—
3. Without object: “nil debet: faenerat immo magis,Mart. 1, 86, 4.—
C. Part. perf.: “pecunia faenerata a tutoribus,Dig. 46, 3, 100; Pseudo Ascon. ad Cic. Div. in Caecil. 7 fin.
II. Meton.
B. To borrow on interest: “si quis pecuniam dominicam a servo faeneratus esset,Dig. 46, 3, 35.—
C. To lend, impart, furnish (post-Aug. and very rare): “sol suum lumen ceteris quoque sideribus faenerat,Plin. 2, 6, 4, § 13: “nummos habet arca Minervae: haec sapit, haec omnes faenerat una deos,Mart. 1, 77, 5.—
III. Trop.
A. Neque enim beneficium faeneramur, practise usury with benefits, Cic. Lael. 9, 31: “faeneratum istuc beneficium tibi pulchre dices,” i. e. richly repaid, rewarded, Ter. Phorm. 3, 2, 8; cf. id. Ad. 2, 2, 11 Ruhnk.—
B. Juba et Petreius mutuis vulneribus concurrerunt et mortes faeneraverunt, exchanged with usury, i. e. inflicted on each other, Sen. Suas. 7.
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