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līvĕo , ēre, v. n. for pliveo; Gr. πελιός, πελλός, dark-blue; cf.: pullus, pallidus,
I.to be of a bluish color, black and blue, livid: “livent rubigine dentes,Ov. M. 2, 776: “livere catenis,Prop. 4 (5), 7, 65.
II. Trop., to be envious, to envy (mostly poet. for invideo).
(β). With dat., to envy: “livere iis, qui eloquentiam exercent,Tac. A. 13, 42: “qui mihi livet,Mart. 6, 86, 6; 11, 94, 1.—Hence, -vens , entis, P. a.
A. Bluish, lead-colored, black and blue, livid: “plumbum,Verg. A. 7, 687: “pruna,Ov. M. 13, 817: “crura compedibus,id. Am. 2, 2, 47: “oculi in morte,Stat. Th. 1, 617: “venenum,Sil. 2, 707.—
B. Envious: “quid imprecabor, o Severe, liventi?Mart. 8, 61, 8.—Adv.: līventer , lividly, Paul. Petr. 4, 192.
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