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in-sīdo , sēdi (
I.perf. insidi, Amm. 28, 6, 4), sessum, 3, v. n. and a., to sit down in or on, to settle on; constr. with dat. (poet. and post-Aug.).
I. Lit.
A. In gen.: “apes floribus insidunt,Verg. A. 6, 708: “inscia Dido, Insidat quantus miserae deus,id. ib. 1, 719; “volucres metuunt insidere ramis,Luc. 3, 407. — With acc.: “locum,Stat. Th. 2, 151: “apex insiditur astris,id. ib. 2, 36: “littera "i" sibi insidit, coniicit enim est ab illo jacit,coalesces, Quint. 1, 4, 11: “digitos membris,sink into, Ov. M. 10, 257.—
B. In partic., to occupy, keep possession of a place.
(α). With dat.: “iniquis silvis,Verg. A. 11, 531.—
II. Trop., to be fixed, remain, be rooted in, adhere to: “in memoria,Cic. de Or. 2, 28: “insedit in animo oratio,id. Tusc. 2, 4: “tibi insedisset suspicio,id. Mil. 25: “macula insedit in nomine,id. de Imp. Pomp. 3: dum illa verba memoriae insidant, settle, i. e. remain fixed or rooted in the memory, Quint. 10, 7, 2.
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