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regno , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [regnum].
b. Of things, to reign, rule, hold sway (mostly poet.): “umor regnavit in arvis,Lucr. 5, 395: “(ignis) per ramos victor regnat,Verg. G. 2, 307: “in totum regnaret Sirius annum,Stat. Th. 1, 635: “cum regnat rosa (i. e. at a banquet, where the guests were crowned with roses),Mart. 10, 19, 20: quid faciant leges, ubi sola pecunia regnat? Petr. poët. 14; Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 74.—
2. Trop., to rule, have the mastery, prevail, predominate: Παθητικόν, in quo uno regnat oratio, Cic. Or. 37, 128; cf.: “(eloquentia) hic regnat, hic imperat, hic sola vincit,Quint. 7, 4, 24; 11, 3, 181: “ardor edendi per avidas fauces regnat,Ov. M. 8, 829; cf.: “ebrietas geminata libidine regnat,id. ib. 12, 221: “regnat nequitiā,Sen. Ben. 1, 10: “morbus regnans,Grat. Cyn. 462. —
II. Act., to rule, sway, govern (only in pass., and poet. and in postAug. prose); part. perf. with dat. of agent: “terra acri quondam regnata Lycurgo,Verg. A. 3, 14: “Latio regnata per arva Saturno quondam,id. ib. 6, 794; Ov. M. 8, 623; 13, 720; id. H. 10, 69; Hor. C. 2, 6, 11; 3, 29, 27; Sil. 14, 7: “si unquam regnandam acceperit Albam,Verg. A. 6, 770: “trans Lugios Gotones regnantur, paulo jam adductius quam ceterae Germanorum gentes,Tac. G. 44: exceptis iis gentibus quae regnantur, id. ib 25; cf. id. A. 13, 54: “quae (gentes) regnan tur,id. H. 1, 16 fin.; Mel. 2, 2, 24: “gens reg. nata feminis,Plin. 6, 20, 23, § 76.
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