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in-sĕro , sēvi, sĭtum, 3, v. a. in-, 1. sero,
I.to sow or plant in; to ingraft (class.).
I. Lit.: “frumentum,Col. 5, 7, 3: “pirum bonam in pirum silvaticam,to ingraft, graft, Varr. R. R. 1, 40, 5: “vitem,Col. Arb. 8, 2: “fissā modo cortice virgam Inserit,Ov. M. 14, 631; Hor. Epod. 2, 12: “inseritur et nucis arbutus horrida fetu,Verg. G. 2, 69 Forbig. ad loc.; so, “cum Vergilius insitam nucibus arbutum dicat,Plin. 15, 15, 17, § 57. —
II. Trop., to implant: “num qua tibi vitiorum inseverit olim Natura,Hor. S. 1, 3, 35: “remedia herbis invisis,Plin. 22, 6, 7, § 15: “animos corporibus,to unite, Cic. Univ. 12, 38.—Hence, insĭtus , a, um, P.a., ingrafted, grafted.
A. Lit.: “arbor,Col. Arb. 20, 2: “mala,Verg. G. 2, 33.—
2. Transf., of animals: “discordantem utero suo generis alieni stirpem insitam recipere,a hybrid, Col. 6, 36, 2.—Subst.: insĭtum , i, n., a graft, scion, Col. 5, 11, 8.—
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