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nāvus (gnāvus ), a, um, adj. Sanscr. gnā, know; Gr. γιγνώσκω; cf. Lat. notus, gnarus; for signif. cf. Germ. kennen and können,
I.busy, diligent, assiduous, active (syn.: impiger, industrius, sedulus; class.): navus repertus homo, Enn. ap. Paul. ex Fest. p. 169 Müll. (Ann. v. 183 Vahl.): “homo gnavus et industrius,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 21, § 53; id. Imp. Pomp. 7, 18: “aratores,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 51, § 120: “filius,id. ib. 2, 3, 69. § “161: vir gnavus, agilis, providus,Vell. 2, 105, 2: “rudimenta,Sil. 1, 549: “timor,that renders industrious, id. 7, 349.—Comp.: “in inquirendis gnaviores quam in componendis,Amm. 26, 4, 4: “hostium naviores,Jul. Val. Res Gest. Alex. 1, 41.—Hence, adv., in two forms. *
A. nāvē (gnāvē ), diligently, actively, zealously (ante-class.): nave agere oportet quod agas, non ductarier, Plaut. ap. Paul. ex Fest. p. 169 Müll.; Sall. J. 77, 3.—
B. nāvĭter (gnāvĭter ; class.).
1. Diligently, actively, zealously: bene naviter ire, Sisenn. ap. Charis. p. 185 P.: “naviter versari in provinciā,Gell. 15, 4, 3: “pugnare,Liv. 10, 39: “expedire,id. 24, 23: “bellum gerere,id. 30, 4. —
2. Transf., in gen., wholly, completely: “bene et naviter impudens,Cic. Fam. 5, 12, 3: “plenum,Lucr. 1, 525.
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