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in-gĕro , gessi, gestum, 3, v. a. (
I.imper. inger for ingere, Cat. 27, 2), to carry, pour, throw, or put into, in, or upon a place.
I. Lit.
B. Esp.
1. Ingerere se, to betake one's self or rush to any place: “ubi confertissimos hostes pugnare conspexisset, eo se semper ingerebat,Just. 11, 14, 5: “se morti obviam,Sen. Herc. Fur. 1032; cf.: se oculis, to offer one's self to, Just. 18, 7, 9: “sese periclis,Sil. 10, 5.—
2. To inflict upon, execute, apply: “supplicia,Sen. Med. 461: “pugnos alicui in ventrem,to deal blows, Ter. Phorm. 5, 8, 95: verbera, Curt. 6, 11, 8: “manus capiti,Sen. Ep. 99 med.
4. To bring, give, or present to one: “saginandis anseribus polentae duas partes, et furfuris quatuor ingerunt,Pall. 1, 30: “mihi nova pocula,Nemes. Cyneg. 5.—Absol.: “aqua frigida ingesta sistitur sanguis,administered internally, Plin. 31, 3, 23, § 40.—
5. To bring, throw, heap, or put upon a person or thing: “ut Cassandreus, saucius ingestā contumuleris humo,Ov. Ib. 460: “vasta giganteis ingesta est insula membris,id. M. 5, 346: “adeps pastillis ingestus,Plin. 30, 13, 38, § 112: “stercus vitibus,Col. 2, 16, 8: “summis ingestum montibus Aepy,Stat. Th. 4, 180: “facies ingesta sopori,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 3, 81: “ingesta vincula unguibus,id. B. Gild. 365: “supplicia,Sen. Med. 461. —
II. Trop.
A. In gen., of language.
1. To pour forth, to pour out against: “convicia alicui,Hor. S. 1, 5, 12: “contumelias,Tac. A. 1, 39: “vocis verborumque quantum voletis,Liv. 3, 68, 4. —
B. In partic.
1. To obtrude, press, or force upon one: “ne recusanti quidem amicitiam suam ingerere destitit,Suet. Vit. Hor. p. 297 Roth: “nomina liberis,Tac. Or. 7; cf. id. A. 1, 72: “filium filiamque orbis senibus,Petr. 140: “omnia imperia recusanti,Just. 6, 8: “ingerebat iste Artemidorum,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 28, § 69: “his se ingerit (Fortuna),presses her favors, Juv. 6, 609: “veritatis tanta vis est ut nemo ... qui non videat ingerentem se oculis divinam claritatem,Lact. 1, 5, 2: “nomen patris patriae a populo saepius ingestum repudiavit,pressed upon him, Tac. A. 1, 72.—
2. To heap up: “scelus sceleri,Sen. Thyest. 731.
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