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in-vĕtĕrasco , rāvi, 3,
I.v. n. inch. (in the form inveteresco, Inscr. ap. Att. dell' Acad. Rom. Archeol. 2, p. 46, n. 17), to grow old, to become fixed or established, to continue long (class.).
I. Lit.: quibus quisque in locis miles inveteravit, Caes. B. C. 1, 44: “equites, qui inveteraverant Alexah. driae bellis,id. ib. 3, 10: “populi R. exercitum hiemare atque inveterascere in Gallia moleste ferebant,to settle, establish themselves, id. B. G. 2, 1: “aes alienum inveterascit,Nep. Att. 2: “res nostrae litterarum monumentis inveterascent et corroborabuntur,Cic. Cat. 3, 11, 26.—In perf., Plin. 12, 12, 26, § 44.—Of wine, to ripen, age, Plin. 23, 1, 23, § 44.—
II. Transf., to become fixed, inveterate: “ut hanc inveterascere consuetudinem nolint,Caes. B. G. 5, 40: “quae (macula) penitus insedit atque inveteravit in populi Romani nomine,Cic. de Imp. Pomp. 3, 7: “inveteravit opinio perniciosa rei publicae,Cic. Verr. 1, 1: “verbi significatio falsa,became fixed in use, Gell. 1, 22, 1: “ulcus alendo,Lucr. 4, 1068: “si malum inveteravit,Cels. 3, 13: “intellego, in nostra civitate inveterasse, ut, etc.,it has grown into use, become a custom, Cic. Off. 2, 16, 57; cf.: “si inveterarit, actum est,id. Fam. 14, 3, 3.—
B. To grow old, decay, grow weak or feeble, become obsolete (post-Aug.): “inveterascet hoc quoque,Tac. A. 11, 24: “inter amicos,Vulg. Psa. 6, 18: “ossa mea,id. ib. 31, 3: “vestimenta,id. 2 Esdr. 9, 21.
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