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gĕnĕro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. genus,
I.to beget, procreate, engender, produce, create; in pass., to spring or descend from.
I. Lit. (class.): “hominem generavit et ornavit deus,Cic. Leg. 1, 9, 27: isque (Capys) pium ex se Anchisen generat, Enn. ap. Philarg. ad Verg. G. 3, 35 (Ann. v. 32 Vahl.): “Oebalus, quem generasse Telon Sebethide nymphā Fertur,Verg. A. 7, 734: “unde nil majus generatur ipso (Jove),Hor. C. 1, 12, 17: “Herculis stirpe generatus,Cic. Rep. 2, 12: “homines hominum causa esse generatos,id. Off. 1, 7, 22: “ita generati a natura sumus, ut, etc.,id. ib. 1, 29, 103; cf. id. Rep. 6, 15: “a quo (deo) populum Romanum generatum accepimus,id. Phil. 4, 2, 5: “ab origine ultima stirpis Romanae generatus,Nep. Att. 1: “Tros est generatus ab illo,Ov. F. 4, 33: “fuit Argolico generatus Alemone quidam Myscelos,id. M. 15, 19: “Trojā generatus Acestes,Verg. A. 5, 61: “mulos (antiqui vocabant) quos asini et equae generarent,Plin. 8, 44, 69, § 172: “quale portentum ... nec Jubae tellus generat,Hor. C. 1, 22, 15: “terram tanto prius animalia generare coepisse,Just. 2, 1 fin.: “atque aliam ex alia generando suffice prolem,Verg. G. 3, 65: “(mundus) semperne fuerit, nullo generatus ortu: an, etc.,Cic. Univ. 2: “semina, unde essent omnia orta, generata, concreta,id. Tusc. 5, 24, 69; cf.: “semina generantia ranas,Ov. M. 15, 375: “terra et hos (rubos) generat,Quint. 9, 4, 5: “terra generandis alendisque seminibus fecundior,id. 10, 3, 2: “e gramine, quod in eo loco generatum esset, etc.,Gell. 5, 6, 9: “generandi gloria mellis,Verg. G. 4, 205: “ignibus generandis nutriendisque soli ipsius naturalis materia,Just. 4, 1.—Absol.: “asina generare coepit,Plin. 8, 44, 69, § 172.—
II. Trop. (perh. only post-Aug.).
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