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-nīdĕo (
I.perf. reniduit, ἐμειδίασεν, Gloss. Philox.), ēre, v. n. perh. kindr. with νίζω, to shine again, shine back; to glitter, glisten, be bright or resplendent (poet. and not freq. till after the Aug. period).
I. Lit.: “nec domus argento fulgenti auroque renidet,Lucr. 2, 27: “ut pura nocturno renidet Luna mari Gnidiusve Gyges,Hor. C. 2, 5, 19: “non ebur neque aureum Meā renidet in domo lacunar,id. ib. 2, 18, 2; so, “sparsa orichalca,Stat. Th. 10, 660: “ostrum, Petr. poët. 119, 29: circum renidentes Lares,” i. e. shining from the reflection of the fire, Hor. Epod. 2, 66: late fluctuat omnis Aere renidenti tellus, with gleaming brass (of arms), Verg. G. 2, 282 (cf.: “aere renidescit tellus,Lucr. 2, 326).—
II. Trop. *
A. In gen., to shine: “jam sola renidet in Stilichone salus,Claud. in Eutr. 2, 501.—
B. In partic., to shine or beam for joy, to be glad, cheerful: “(puer Icarus) ore renidenti Captabat plumas,Ov. M. 8, 197; Val. Fl. 4, 234: “tractabat ceram puer pennasque renidens,id. A. A. 2, 49: “puer,Stat. Th. 4, 789; cf.: “hilarior protinus renidet oratio,Quint. 12, 10, 28.— With object-clause, as cause of the joy: adjecisse praedam Torquibus exiguis renidet, rejoices, Hor. C. 3, 6, 12.—
2. Transf. (by a natural figure, as, conversely, ridere is used poet. for splendere, Hor. C. 4, 11, 6 al.), to smile, laugh (syn. subrideo): “homo renidens,smiling, Liv. 35, 49; Tac. A. 15, 66: “ad haec renidens Milo ... inquit,App. M. 2, p. 120, 16: “Tiberius torvus aut falsum renidens vultu,Tac. A. 4, 60; cf.: “torvum renidens,Amm. 14, 9, 6; Tac. H. 4, 43: “renidenti cohibens suspiria vultu,Val. Fl. 4, 359: “(Cupido) Iste lascivus puer ac renidens,Sen. Hippol. 277: “Egnatius quod candidos habet dentes, Renidet usquequaque,Cat. 39, 1 sq.— *
b. With dat. (like arridere), to smile upon, be gracious to: “mihi renidens Fortuna,App. M. 10, p. 246, 17.
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