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^gro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [id.].
I. Neutr., to be black: “ea, quae nigrant nigro de semine nata,Lucr. 2, 733.—
II. Act., to make black, to blacken.
B. Trop., to make dark, to darken: “nigrati ignorantiae tenebris,Tert. adv. Marc. 4, 8.—Hence, ^grans , antis, P. a., black, dark-colored, dusky: nigrantia boum cornua, Varr R. R. 2, 5: “nigrantes terga juvenci,Verg. A. 5, 97: “nigrantes alae,Ov. M. 2, 535: “nigrantes domos ammarum intrāsse silentūm,Prop. 3, 12, 33 (4, 11, 33): “nigrante profundo,the sea, Sil. 17, 258: “litora,Val. Fl. 4, 697: “aegis,” i. e. that produces clouds, Verg. A. 8, 353.
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