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gnārus , a, um (also ante- and postclass. form gnārŭris , e, Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 17; id. Poen. prol. 47; Aus. Ep. 22, 19; Arn. 3, 113; and cf.: gnaruris γνώριμος, Gloss. Philox.—Another form is ‡ nārus , like navus, notus, acc. to Cic. Or. 47, 158), adj. Sanscr. gna-, ganāmi, know; Gr. γιγνώσκω; Lat. gnosco, nosco, narrare, etc.,
I.knowing or acquainted with a thing; skilful, practised, expert (syn. doctus, eruditus, peritus).
I. Lit. (rare but class.); constr. with gen., or with a rel. or object-clause; ante- and post-class. with acc.
(α). With gen.: “nec loci gnara sum,Plaut. Rud. 1, 3, 28: loci, Sall. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 700 P.; “rei publicae,Cic. Brut. 64, 228: “armorum et militiae,Col. 1 praef. § “4: artis,Just. 11, 7: “temporis,Plin. 9, 8, 9, § 30; cf. Tac. Agr. 6: “si modo vinitor gnarus est iis utendi,Col. 4, 25, 1: “nostri tergi,Plaut. As. 3, 2, 6: “venandi,Vulg. Gen. 25, 27.—
II. Transf., pass., known (for the usual notus; post-Aug.; “very rare, except in Tac.): in paludem gnaram vincentibus,Tac. A. 1, 63: “idque nulli magis gnarum quam Neroni,id. ib. 15, 61; cf.: “gnarum id Caesari,id. ib. 1, 5 (opp. incognita), App. Mag. p. 281, 9.—Absol.: “conspicui eoque gnari,Tac. A. 6, 35.—Comp. not in use.—Sup., Sol. 51 fin.
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