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dōto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. id., endow, to portion (esp. richly); in the verb. finit. rare (and perh. not ante-Aug.): “filiam splendidissime maritavit, dotavitque,Suet. Vesp. 14: “sanguine Trojano et Rutulo dotabere, virgo,Verg. A. 7, 318; Claud. Nupt. Hon. et Mar. 290; cf. id. IV. Cons. Hon. 648.—And transf.: “in Arabia et olea dotatur lacrima,is furnished with an exudation, Plin. 12, 17, 38, § 77; Pall. poet. Insit. 63; Vulg. Gen. 30, 20.—Far more freq. and class.: dōtātus , a, um, P. a., well or richly endowed, gifted, provided.
B. Transf.: “ulmus vite,Plin. 18, 28, 68, § 266: “Chione dotatissima formā,Ov. M. 11, 301.—Comp. and adv. do not occur.
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