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in-năto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., swim or float in or upon (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
I. Lit.
(β). With acc.: “undam innatat alnus,swims the stream, Verg. G. 2, 451.—
B. To swim or float into: “cum pisciculi parvi in concham hiantem innataverunt,Cic. N. D. 2, 48, 123. —
2. To flow over, overflow: “Nilus fecundus innatat terrae,Plin. 5, 9, 9, § 54; so, “innatat campis (Tiberis),Plin. Ep. 8, 17, 2: “innatat unda freto dulcis,the fresh water flows into the sea, Ov. P. 4, 10, 63.—
3. To swim or float among, to be intermingled with: “inter hos latent arteriae ... his innatant venae,Plin. 11, 37, 89, § 219.—
II. Trop.
A. Innatans illa verborum facilitas, floating on the surface, superficial, Quint. 10, 7, 28; 7, 1, 44.—
B. Of the hair, to float or flow: “tenui vagus innatat undā Crinis,Val. Fl. 3, 525.
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