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scăteo , ēre (ante-class. also scatit, Lucr. 5, 40; 6, 891; and scatĕre, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 1, 28, 69, or Trag. v. 196 Vahl.; Lucr. 5, 598; 5, 952; 6, 896;
I.perf. and sup. wanting), v. n. etym. dub.; cf. Lith. skas-, leap, to bubble, gush, well, spring, or flow forth (poet.; not before the Aug. period in prose).
I. Lit.: fontes scatere, Enn. l. l.; cf.: “fons dulcis aquaï qui scatit et salsas circum se dimovet undas,Lucr. 6, 891 sq.; and (with erumpere) id. 5, 952; 5, 598.—
II. Transf., = abundo.
A. To be plentiful; to swarm, abound: “cuniculi scatent in Hispaniă,Plin. 8, 58, 83, § 226; cf. Lucr. 6, 896.—
B. With abl. (once also with gen. and with an acc. of respect), to gush forth with, i.e. to be full of; to swarm or abound with, to be rich in or crowded with any thing, etc.
(β). With gen.: “terra ferarum scatit,Lucr. 5, 40; cf. id. 6, 891 supra.—
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