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niteō uī, —, ēre,

to shine, look bright, glitter, glisten: unguentis: diversi niteant cum mille colores, O.: nitet herba lapillis, H.—To be sleek, be in good condition, look bright, bloom, thrive: unde sic nites? Ph.: quanto parcius vos nituistis, ut, etc., i. e. have you suffered want, H.: miseri quibus Intentata nites! who are charmed by you, H.: vectigal in pace niteat, flourishes.—Plur. n. as subst: aetas Defodiet condetque nitentia, all that flourishes, H.—Fig., to shine, be brilliant, look beautiful: res eius gestae gloriā niterent: ubi plura nitent in carmine, H.

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