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pullŭlo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [1. pullulus].
I. Neutr., to put forth, sprout out, come forth.
A. Lit., of plants and animals: “pullulat ab radice,Verg. G. 2, 17: “quo laetius pullulent (vites),Col. 4, 27, 1.— Of animals, to bring forth young: “tot pullulat atra colubris,Verg. A. 7, 329.—
B. Trop.: “pullulare incipiebat luxuria,to spread, grow, increase, Nep. Cat. 2, 3: “sors nascentium obitorum loco pullulat,App. Mund. 23, p. 68, 12; cf. Amm. 22, 4, 3; Cypr. Cath. Eccl. Un. 16 init.
II. Act., to bring forth, produce: “terras Venerem aliam pullulasse,App. M. 4, p. 301: “aperiatur terra, et pullulet salvatorem,Lact. 4, 12, 9: “fetus,Fulg. Myth. 1, 12.
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