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-quĭesco , ēvi, ētum, 3 (sync. requierant, Cat. 84, 7:
I.requierunt,Verg. E. 8, 4: “requiesset,Cat. 64, 176: “requiesse,Liv. 26, 22), v. n. and a.
I. Neutr., to rest one's self, to rest, repose (very freq. and class.).
A. Lit., Plaut. Ep. 2, 2, 21: “legiones invicem requiescere atque in castra reverti jussit,Caes. B. C. 3, 98 fin.: “ut in ejus sellā requiesceret,Cic. Div. 1, 46, 104: “in nostris sedibus,Cat. 64, 176: “lecto,Prop. 1, 8, 33; Tib. 1, 1, 43: “hac humo,Ov. M. 10, 556 sq.: “terrā Sabaeā,id. ib. 10, 480: “somno molli,Cat. 66, 5: “sub umbrā,Verg. E. 7, 10 et saep.: “nullam partem noctis,Cic. Rosc. Am. 34, 97: “hanc noctem mecum,Verg. E. 1, 80: “longas noctes tecum,Tib. 6, 53: “geminas Arctos Alcmenae,rested two nights for the sake of Alcmena, Prop. 2, 22 (3, 15), 25: “requiescens a rei publicae pulcherrimis muneribus ... requiescendi studium,Cic. Off. 3, 1, 2: “a turbā rerum,Ov. P. 4, 5, 27: “quamvis ille suā lassus requiescat avenā,Prop. 3, 32, 75. — In part. perf.: paululum requietis militibus, having rested themselves, Sall. Fragm. ap. Serv. Verg. E. 8, 4; v. under P. a.—
b. Of things (mostly poet.): “luce sacrā requiescat humus, requiescat arator,Tib. 2, 1, 5: “aures omnibus,Cat. 84, 7: “aures a strepitu hostili,Liv. 26, 22: “postes,Prop. 1, 16, 15: “navis in vacua harenā,id. 2, 25 (3, 20), 7: “vitis in ulmo,rests, supports itself, Ov. M. 14, 665; cf.: “cum tot sideribus caelum requievit in illo (Atlante),id. ib. 4, 661: “infelix dum requiescit amor,Tib. 1, 2, 4: “requiescit labor ille, etc.,Quint. 11, 2, 43: “stilus lectione,id. 1, 12, 4: “pectora requierunt,Stat. Th. 12, 514.—
2. In partic., of the dead, to rest, repose in the grave: ubi (sc. in sepulcro) remissa humana vita corpus requiescat malis. Vides quanto haec (sc. verba Ennii) in errore versentur; “portum esse corporis et requiescere in sepulcro putat mortuum,Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 107; Mart. 1, 94, 1: “ossa quieta, precor, tutā requiescite in urnā,Ov. Am. 3, 9, 67; cf. Vulg. Apoc. 14, 13.— “Freq. in epitaphs: hic requiescit,Petr. 71, 12; Mart. 6, 18, 1 al.: “REQVIESCIT IN PACE D(omini),Inscr. Orell. 962.—
B. Trop., to repose, find rest, take consolation: “ubi animus ex multis miseriis atque periculis requievit,Sall. C. 4, 1: “lacrimis fatigatur auditor et requiescit,Quint. 6, 1, 28: “in alicujus Caesaris sermone, quasi in aliquo peropportuno deversorio,Cic. de Or. 2, 57, 234: “in spe alicujus requiescere,id. Cael. 32, 79: “requiescendum in hac lectione,Quint. 10, 1, 27: nisi eorum exitio non requieturam, Cic. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 886.—
II. Act., to let rest; to stop, stay, arrest (only poet., and mostly with a homogeneous object): sol quoque perpetuos meminit requiescere cursus, Calvus ap. Serv. Verg. E. 8, 4: “mutata suos requierunt flumina cursus,Verg. E. 8, 4; id. Cir. 232. — Hence, rĕquĭētus , a, um, P. a. (not ante - Aug.).
1. Rested, refreshed: “militem requietum, integrum (opp. itinere fatigatum et onere fessum),Liv. 44, 38 fin.: “paululum requietis militibus,Sall. H. 1, 41 Dietsch: “requietis et ordinatis suis,Front. Strat. 1, 6, 3; 2, 5, 25: “ager,” i. e. that has lain fallow, Ov. A. A. 2, 351.— Comp.: “terra requietior et junior,Col. 2, 1, 5.—
2. In econom. lang., that has lain or been kept for a long time, i. e. that is not fresh, stale: “lac,Col. 7, 8, 1: “ova,id. 8, 5, 4.
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