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nĕquĕo , īvi and ĭi, ĭtum, 4 (lengthened collat. form: nequinont pro nequeunt, ut solinunt, ferinunt, pro solent, et feriunt dicebant antiqui. Livius in Odysseā: partim errant, nequinont Graeciam redire, Paul. ex Fest. p. 162 Müll.—
I.Imperf. nequibat, Sall. C. 59, 5; id. J. 56, 2.—Fut. nequibunt, Lucr. 1, 380.—Part. pres. nequiens, euntis: “Spartacus nequiens prohibere,Sall. Fragm. p. 254 Gerl.; so, “nequiens,App. M. 8, p. 207; Aus. Prof. 2: “sustinere corpora plerique nequeuntes,Sall. H. 3, 72; so, “nequeuntes,Arn. 1, 13; 7, 239), v. n. nequeo: “libenter etiam copulando verba jungebant, ut sodes pro si audes, nequire pro non quire, malle pro magis velle,Cic. Or. 45, 154; but Cic. himself always writes non queo in first pers. pres., not to be able, to be unable, I cannot (class.).
B. Pass., with inf. pass.: nequitum et nequitur pro non posse dicebant ut Plautus in Satyrione: retrahi nequitum, quoquo progressa est semel, Paul. ex Fest. p. 162 Müll.: ut nequitur comprimi, Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 20: “quid. quid sine sanguine civium ulcisci nequitur, jure factum sit,Sall. J. 31, 8.
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