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gĕnĭtālis , e, adj. id.,
I.of or belonging to generation or birth, causing generation or birth, fruitful, generative, genital (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; cf.: genialis, genetivus).
I. Adj.: “genitalia materiaï Corpora,generative principles, elements, Lucr. 2, 62: “corpora quatuor,the four elements, Ov. M. 15, 239: “semina,Lucr. 5, 851; Verg. G. 2, 324: “partes (corporis),genital parts, Lucr. 4, 1044; Col. 6, 26, 2: “membra,Ov. Am. 2, 3, 3: “loca,Col. 6, 36, 2: “arvum,Verg. G. 3, 136; cf. “vulvae,Col. 7, 9, 5; “so of plants: membra,id. 3, 10, 12: locus, id. § 14; cf. id. 3, 6, 1: “profluvium,Plin. 20, 13, 51, § 143; cf. id. 7, 14, 12, § 61: “foedera,matrimony, Stat. Th. 3, 300: “menses,the months of pregnancy in which the child may be born, Gell. 3, 16, 4: “ros,fertilizing, Plin. 2, 8, 6, § 38: “hora anni,” i. e. in the spring, id. 9, 35, 54, § 107: dies, birth-day (usually dies natalis), Tac. A. 16, 14; also, “lux,Stat. S. 2, 3, 62: “solum,birth-place, natal soil, Vell. 2, 15, 1: “sedes,Prud. Cath. 10 fin. terra, Amm. 27, 5 fin.: dii, the gods that produce everything: Romulus in caelo cum dis genitalibus aevum Degit, Enn. ap. Serv. ad Verg. A. 6, 764 (Ann. v. 119 Vahl.); imitated by Aus. Per. Iliad. 4; Num. ap. Eckh. D. N. V. 7, p. 139: sterilitas, barrenness, Trebat. ap. Gell. 4, 2, 9.—
II. Subst.
A. Gĕnĭtālis , is, f., a surname of Diana, as presiding over births: “sive tu (Diana) Lucina probas vocari Seu Genitalis,Hor. C. S. 16.—
B. -nĭtāle , is, n. (sc. membrum; “v. above, I.),Cels. 4, 1; Plin. 28, 8, 27, § 93; 37, 10, 57, § 157; Arn. 5, 18 et saep.; in plur., id. 11, 49, 110, § 263; Quint. 1, 6, 36; Juv. 6, 514. —Hence, adv.: gĕnĭtālĭter , in a fertilizing manner, fruitfully, Lucr. 4, 1258.
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