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verno , āre, v. n. ver,
I.to appear like spring, to flourish, be verdant; to spring, bloom, grow young, renew itself, etc. (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; syn. vireo).
I. Lit.: “humus,Ov. M. 7, 284: “arbores fruticesque,Plin. 22, 22, 46, § 95: “caelum,id. 7, 2, 2, § 26: “caelum bis floribus,Flor. 1, 16, 3: “in Italiā aër semper quodammodo vernat vel auctumnat,Plin. 2, 50, 51, § 136: “silva vernat,Sen. Herc. Oet. 380: “vernantia lilia,blooming, Col. 10, 270: “avis,” i. e. begins to sing, Ov. Tr. 3, 12, 8; cf. “apes,Col. 9, 9, 1; “hence also: ager arguto passere,becomes enlivened again, resounds anew, Mart. 9, 55, 8: “anguis,” i. e. sheds its skin, Plin. 8, 27, 41, § 99.—
II. Transf.: “cum tibi vernarent dubiā lanugine malae,get the first down, Mart. 2, 61, 1: dum vernat sanguis, is young or lively, Prop. 4 (5), 5, 57. “senio vernante,Claud. Laud. Stil. 1, 316.
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