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sŏlĕo , ĭtus, 2 (
I.pres. solinunt, for solent, acc. to Fest. s. v. nequinunt, p. 162 Müll.; perf. solui, Cato and Enn. acc. to Varr. L.L. 9, § 107: soluerint, Cael. ap. Non. 509, 2: soluerat, Sall. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 872 P.; or H. 2, 55 Dietsch; no fut., v. Neue, Formenl. 2, 591; 609), v. n. cf. suesco.
I. In gen., to use, be wont, be accustomed (cf. assuesco).
(α). With inf. (so most freq.); act.: “qui mentiri solet, pejerare consuevit,Cic. Rosc. Com. 16, 46: “ruri crebro esse soleo,Ter. Hec. 2, 1, 18: “nihil ego in occulto agere soleo,Plaut. Trin. 3, 2, 86: “hi (servi) solent esse eris utibiles,id. Most. 4, 1, 2; id. Capt. 3, 1, 23: nam vi depugnare sues stolidi soliti sunt, Enn. ap. Fest. p. 317 Müll. (Ann. v. 109 Vahl.): quaerunt in scirpo, soliti quod dicere, nodum, Enn. ap. Fest. p. 330 Müll. (Sat. v. 46 Vahl.): “qui (paterā) Pterela potitare rex solitus est,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 105; 1, 1, 263: “quā (consuetudine) solitus sum uti,Cic. de Or. 1, 30, 135: “soliti prandere,Hor. S. 2, 3, 245: “(cum Thucydides), id quod optimo cuique Athenis accidere solitum est, in exsilium pulsus esset,Cic. de Or. 2, 13, 56 et saep.; “often solitus eram = solebam,Sall. C. 50, 1; id. J. 4, 7; Liv. 38, 1, 7 al.
II. In partic., to have intercourse with, in mal. part. (rare): viris cum suis praedicant nos solere; “Suas pellices esse aiunt,Plaut. Cist. 1, 1, 38; Cat. 113, 1.—Hence, sŏlĭtus , a, um, P. a., in a passive sense (which one is used to, or which usually happens), wonted, accustomed, usual, habitual, ordinary (freq. since the Aug. per.; not in Cic. or Cæs.; cf. consuetus); absol.: “solito membra levare toro,Tib. 1, 1, 44: “ad solitum rusticus ibit opus,Ov. F. 4, 168: “cunctantibus solita insolitaque alimenta deerant,Tac. H. 4, 60: “chori,Prop. 1, 20, 46: “locus,Ov. M. 4, 83: “torus,Tib. 1, 1, 44: “ars,id. 1, 9, 66: “artes,Ov. M. 11, 242: “virtus,Verg. A. 11, 415: “mos,Ov. H. 21, 127; id. P. 3, 1, 165: “honores,Tac. A. 3, 5: “inertia Germanorum,id. G. 45: “exercitationes,Suet. Tib. 13 et saep.—With dat.: “armamenta Liburnicis solita,Tac. H. 5, 23; cf. in the foll. —Hence, subst.: sŏlĭtum , i, n., the customary, what is usual: hostibus gratiam habendam, quod solitum quicquam liberae civitatis fieret (opp. res desueta), a usual thing in a free state, Liv. 3, 38, 9: “proinde tona eloquio, solitum tibi!according to your custom, Verg. A. 11, 383: “ultra solitum,Tac. A. 4, 64, 1.—In plur.: “parentum neces aliaque solita regibus ausi,Tac. H. 5, 8 fin.; cf.: praeter solita vitiosis magistratibus, Sall. Fragm. ap. Non. 314, 23: “si quando aliquid ex solito variaret,Vell. 2, 41, 3: “nescio quā praeter solitum dulcedine laeti,Verg. G. 1, 412; so, “praeter solitum,Hor. C. 1, 6, 20: “supra solitum,Sen. Ben. 6, 36, 1; and esp. freq. with a comparative in the abl. comp. solito: “solito formosior Aesone natus,more than usually handsome, Ov. M. 7, 84; so, “solito uberior,id. ib. 9, 105: “blandior,id. A. A. 2, 411: “exactior,Suet. Tib. 18: “frequentiores,id. ib. 37: “velocius,Ov. M. 14, 388: “citius,id. F. 5, 547: “plus,id. H. 15, 47; Liv. 24, 9: “magis,id. 25, 7.
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