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indĭgĕo , ŭi, ēre, v. n. indu-egeo, need, want, to stand in need or want of any thing (class.).
II. In gen.
A. To need, be in want of, require.
(β). With abl., Cic. Fam. 12, 11, 2; Serv. ap. Cic. Fam. 4, 5, 1; Cic. ad Q. Fr. 1, 3, 2.— Pass.: “cum praesidio earum (avium) indigetur,Plin. 10, 27, 39, § 75: “fruges indigebant tecto,Col. 12 praef. § “3: pax et quies bonis artibus indigent,Tac. H. 4, 1; 4, 51; Suet. Aug. 29. —
(γ). With acc. (ante-class.): “nihil,Varr. L. L. 5, § 92 Müll.—
(δ). With inf.: “hoc plane indigeo discere,Gell. 4, 1, 6.—
B. To long for, desire; with gen. (class.): “non auri, non argenti, non ceterarum rerum indigere,Cic. Sull. 8, 25.—Hence, indĭgens , entis, P. a., in want of, needing any thing
(α). With gen.: “quid enim? Africanus indigens mei? minime hercle: at ne ego quidem illius,Cic. Lael. 9, 30: “alienarum opum,Nep. Reg. 3: praesidii, Auct. B. Hisp. 17.—
B. Subst.: indĭgens , ntis, comm., a needy or indigent person: “indigentibus benigne facere,Cic. Off. 2, 15, 52; id. Fin. 2, 35, 118.
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