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gĕnĭtor , ōris, m. root GEN, gigno,
I.a begetter, parent, father, creator, sire (syn.: pater, parens).
I. Lit. (class.): “quo (animo) nihil ab optimo et praestantissimo genitore melius procreatum,Cic. Univ. 8: “imitantes genitorem et effectorem sui,id. ib. 13: “dubio genitore creatus,Ov. M. 5, 145: “Pelopis,” i. e. Tantalus, Hor. C. 1, 28, 7: “deūm,” i. e. Jupiter, Ov. Am. 1, 13, 45; id. M. 14, 91; the same, Saturnius, Cic. poët. Div. 2, 30, 64: profundi, of Neptune, as ruler of the sea, Ov. M. 11, 202; “and genitor alone,Verg. A. 1, 155; of Æneas, id. ib. 1, 716; of Mars: “bellorum,Sil. 3, 126; of the deified Romulus: o Romule, Romule die! O pater, o genitor, Enn. ap. Cic. Rep. 1, 41, 64 (Ann. v. 117 Vahl.); so, “genitorque Quirine Urbis,Ov. M. 15, 862 (cf.: “hujus urbis parens Romulus,Cic. Div. 1, 2, 3).—
II. Transf. (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “qua rapitur praeceps Rhodanus genitore Lemanno,source, Aus. Urb. 13, 7: “adsciscet nova, quae genitor produxerit usus,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 119: “o fraudum genitor,Sil. 13, 738; cf.: “Graeci vitiorum omnium genitores,Plin. 15, 4, 5, § 19.
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