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praegnans , antis (collateral form praegnas , ātis, Plaut. Truc. 1, 2, 95; 4, 3, 37; M. Aurel. ap. Front. Ep. ad Caes. 4, 6 Mai; Macr. S. 3, 11 fin.; Plin. 17, 14, 24, § 105 et saep.), adj. prae- and root gna of gnascor (nascor); cf. gigno,
I.with child, pregnant; of animals, big with young (class.; syn.: gravidus, fetus).
I. Lit.: gravida est, quae jam gravatur conceptu: praegnans velut occupata in generando, quod conceperit: inciens propinqua partui, quod incitatus sit fetus ejus, Paul. ex Fest. p. 97 Müll.: “uxor,Cic. de Or. 1, 40, 183: “soror,id. Att. 1, 10, 4: “facere aliquam praegnantem,Juv. 6, 404: “sus,Varr. R. R. 2, 4: “ovis,id. ib. 2, 2: “equa,Plin. 10, 63, 83, § 180: “perdices,id. 10, 33, 51, § 102.—
II. Transf.
B. In gen., full of, swollen with any thing: “praegnas suco herba,Plin. 24, 15, 80, § 130: “ostrea multo lacte praegnatia,id. 32, 6, 21, § 59: “veneno vipera,id. 11, 37, 62, § 164: “cucurbita,full, swollen, large, Col. 10, 379: stamine fusus. Juv. 2, 55.—In the lang. of comedy: “plagae,hard, stout, smart blows, Plaut. As. 2, 2, 10.
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