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vĕternōsus , a, um, adj. veternus, II. C.,
I.afflicted with lethargy, lethargic.
I. Lit., Plin. 20, 4, 13, § 24; 28, 17, 67, § 230; Cato ap. Gell. 1, 15, 9; id. ap. Fest. p. 369. —
B. Transf., sleepy, drowsy, dreamy: “homo,Ter. Eun. 4, 4, 21.—
II. Trop., languid, spiritless (post-Aug.): “animus,Sen. Ira, 1, 16, 25: “genus dicendi,Sid. Ep. 1, 1: “consuetudo,Aug. Ep. 48.—Sup.: “veternosissimi artificii nodos,Sen. Ep. 82, 19.
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