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dēgenerō āvī, ātus, āre

degener, to be inferior to ancestors, decline, be degenerate : a vobis: Pandione nata, degeneras! O.: Macedones in Syros degenerarunt, L.—Fig., to fall off, decline, degenerate : ut consuetudo eum degenerare non sineret: ab hac virtute maiorum: a gravitate paternā: a parentibus, L.: in Persarum mores, L.: ad theatrales artes, Ta.: in perpetiendis suppliciis, Ta.— Poet. with acc, to dishonor, disgrace, fall short of : hanc (personam), O.: propinquos, Pr.: Equus degenerat palmas, i. e. has lost the victorious spirit , O.

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