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nīdus , i, m. kindred with Sanscr. nīda and the Germ. and Engl. nest,
I.a nest.
I. Lit.: “fingere et construere nidos,Cic. de Or. 2, 6, 23: “tignis nidum suspendit hirundo,Verg. G. 4, 307: “facere,Ov. M. 8, 257: “ponere,Hor. C. 4, 12, 5: “struere,Tac. A. 6, 28; Plin. 10, 33, 49, § 92: “confingere,id. 10, 33, 49, § 93.—Plur., of a single nest: “propria cum jam facit arbore nidos,Juv. 14, 80.—Poet.: “majores pennas nido extendere,” i. e. to raise one's self above one's birth, Hor. Ep. 1, 20, 21.—
II. Transf.
A. The young birds in a nest (poet.): “nidi loquaces,Verg. A. 12, 475; id. G. 4, 17: “nidi queruli,Sen. Herc. Fur. 148.—
2. Transf.
(α). Of three children at a birth: “loquax,Juv. 5, 143.—
(β). A litter of pigs in a sty, Col. 7, 9, 13.—
B. A receptacle, case, for books or goods, Mart. 1, 118, 15; 7, 17, 5.—
C. A dwelling, residence, house, home: “tu nidum servas,Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 6: “celsae Acherontiae,id. C. 3, 4, 14 (cf. Cic. de Or. 1, 44, 196): “senectae,Aus. Mos. 449: “nequitiae nidum fecit,Pub. Syr. Sent. v. 10 Rib.—
D. A vessel in the shape of a nest, a bowl, goblet: nidus potilis, Varr. ap. Non. 145, 3 (Sat. Men. 77, 8).
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