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hăbĭto , āvi, ātum, 1 (
I.gen. plur. of the part. pres. habitantum, Ov. M. 14, 90), v. freq. a. and n. habeo.
I. In gen., to have frequently, to be wont to have (anteclass. and very rare): epicrocum, Varr. ap. Non. 318, 25: “comas,id. ib. 27.—
II. In partic., to have possession of, to inhabit a place; and more freq. neut., to dwell, abide, reside, live anywhere (the class. signif. of the word; cf.: colo, incolo, commoror).
A. Lit.
2. Neutr.: “in illisce habitat aedibus Amphitruo,Plaut. Am. prol. 97; cf.: “cujus hic in aediculis habitat decem, ut opinor, milibus,Cic. Cael. 7, 17: “in gurgustio,id. N. D. 1, 9, 22: “in via,on the high-road, id. Phil. 2, 41, 106: “in Sicilia,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 41, § 95: “in arboribus (aves),Plin. 18, 35, 87, § 363: “Lilybaei,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 18, § 38: “lucis opacis,Verg. A. 6, 673: “vallibus imis,id. ib. 3, 110: “casa straminea,Prop. 2, 16 (3, 8), 20; cf.: “sub terra habitare,Cic. N. D. 2, 37, 95: “apud aliquem,id. Ac. 2, 26, 115; cf. id. Brut. 90, 309; id. Cael. 21, 51; id. Clu. 12, 33; Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 34, § 83: “cum aliquo,id. ib. 2, 1, 25, § “64: cum illa apud te,Ter. Phorm. 5, 7, 41.—Absol.: “triginta milibus dixistis eum habitare,Cic. Cael. 7, 17; cf.: “nunc si quis tanti (i. e. sex milibus) habitet,Vell. 2, 10, 1: “bene,to have a good habitation, Nep. Att. 13; so, “dum sic ergo habitat Cetronius,so splendidly, Juv. 14, 92: “avecta est peregre hinc habitatum,Plaut. Cist. 2, 3, 37; cf.: “is habitatum huc commigravit,id. Trin. 4, 3, 77; and: “rus habitatum abii,Ter. Hec. 2, 1, 27: “commorandi natura deversorium nobis, non habitandi locum dedit,Cic. de Sen. 23, 84: “habitandi causa,Caes. B. C. 3, 112, 8.—Part. as subst.: hăbĭtantes , ium, the inhabitants: numquam tecta subeamus: super habitantes aliquando procumbunt, Quint. 2, 16, 6; Ov. M. 14, 90: “oppidum valetudine habitantium infame,Mel. 1, 16, 1: “ad occasum,Plin. 2, 70, 82, § 180.—Pass. impers.: “vides, habitari in terra raris et angustis in locis, et in ipsis quasi maculis, ubi habitatur, vastas solitudines interjectas,Cic. Rep. 6, 19: “habitari ait Xenophanes in luna,that the moon is inhabited, id. Ac. 2, 39, 123: “vicorum, quibus frequenter habitabatur,Liv. 2, 62, 4.—
B. Transf., to stay, remain, dwell, or keep in any place; to keep to, dwell upon a thing (a favorite expression with Cicero): “cum iis, qui in foro habitarunt, de dignitate contendas?Cic. Mur. 9, 21; cf.: “habitare in Rostris,id. Brut. 89, 305: “in subselliis,id. de Or. 1, 62, 264; cf. “also: in oculis,to be always in public, id. Planc. 27, 66: “illi qui hoc solum colendum ducebant, habitarunt in hac una ratione tractanda,id. de Or. 2, 38, 160: “in bonis haerebit et habitabit suis,to dwell upon, id. Or. 15, 49; cf. id. de Or. 2, 72, 292: “qui potest igitur habitare in beata vita summi mali metus?id. Fin. 2, 28, 92: “cum his habitare pernoctareque curis (i. e. studiis)!id. Tusc. 5, 24, 69: “quorum in vultu habitant oculi mei,id. Phil. 12, 1, 2: “animus habitat in oculis,Plin. 11, 37, 54, § 145; cf.: “mens ibi (in corde) habitat,id. 11, 37, 69, § 182: “qui tibi (Amori) jucundumst, siccis habitare medullis,Prop. 2, 11 (3, 3), 17: “peregrinatus est hujus animus in nequitia, non habitavit,Val. Max. 6, 9, ext. 1: “tecum habita,” i. e. retire within thyself, examine thyself, Pers. 4, 52.
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