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ēdŭco , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. 1. educo, II. A. 4. b., bring up a child physically or mentally, to rear, to educate (very freq. and class.): educit obstetrix, educat nutrix, instituit paedagogus, docet magister, Varr. ap. Non. 447, 33 (but this distinction is not strictly observed; see the foll. and 1. educo, II. A. 4. b.).
II. Transf., to bring up, rear, foster, train, educate: “neque enim hac nos patria lege genuit aut educavit, ut, etc.,Cic. Rep. 1, 4; id. Or. 13 fin.; cf.: “ars dicendi ea, quae sunt orta jam in nobis et procreata, educat atque confirmat,id. de Or. 2, 87, 356: “in his (scholis) educatur orator,Quint. 9, 2, 81: “oratorem, id. prooem. § 5: illos in disciplina,Vulg. Ephes. 6, 4.—
B. Poet. and in post-Aug. prose, of plants or animals, to nourish, support, produce: “quod pontus, quod terra, quod educat aër Poscit,Ov. M. 8, 832; cf. id. Pont. 1, 10, 9: “vitis mitem uvam,Cat. 62, 50: “pomum, non uvas (ager),Ov. Pont. 1, 3, 51: “herbas (humus),id. M. 15, 97: “Caecuba,Plin. 16, 37, 67, § 173: “florem (imber),Cat. 62, 41 al.: “lepores, apros,Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 22.—
C. To possess, hold (cf. nutrire = τρέφειν), Verg. Cul. 13.
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