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in-servĭo , īvi or ĭi, ītum, 4 (archaic forms, inservibas, Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 59:
I.inservibat,Sil. 7, 341), v. n. and (rarely) a., to be serviceable, to be devoted or attached to, to be submissive to, to serve (syn.: deservio, ministro); with dat., rarely with acc. (class.).
(α). With dat.: “filium meum amico suo video inservire,Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 9: “a quo plurimum sperant, ei potissimum inserviunt,Cic. Off. 1, 15, 49: “plebi, cui ad eam diem summa ope inservitum erat,who had been treated with the utmost deference, Liv. 2, 21, 6: “legibus definitionis,Gell. 1, 25, 10.—Of inanim. and abstr. things, to be devoted to, to attend to, take care of: “suis commodis,Cic. Fin. 2, 35, 117: “temporibus,Nep. Alcib. 1: “honoribus,Cic. Off. 2, 1, 4: “artibus,id. de Or. 1, 4, 13: “vocibus,id. Or. 20, 68: “famae,Tac. A. 13, 8.—
(γ). Absol.: “inservientium regum ditissimus,vassal, Tac. H. 2, 81.
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