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stagno , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [id.].
I. Neutr.
A. Lit., to form a pool of standing water, to stagnate, be stagnant (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; not in Cic.; cf. “redundo): stagnans Nilus,Verg. G. 4, 288: “ubi mollius solum reperit (Indus) stagnat insulasque molitur,Curt. 8, 9, 7: “nam flumen, quo latius fusum est, hoc placidius stagnat,id. 9, 2, 17: “aquae stagnantes,id. 8, 13, 9: “stagnantibus undis,Sil. 5, 95: “Nili aquae, ubi evagatae stagnant,Plin. 13, 11, 22, § 71; 31, 3, 21, § 31: “stagnante Pado,Luc. 4, 134.—
B. Transf., of places which lie under water, to be overflowed or inundated: moenia oppidi stagnabant redundantibus cloacis, Sall. Fragm. ap. Non. 138, 7: “paludibus orbis,Ov. M. 1, 324: “ripae,Sil. 10, 89: “terra caede,id. 6, 36: “solum,Plin. 17, 26, 40, § 249: “regna sanguine,Sil. 12, 43.—Subst.: stagnantĭa , ium, n., inundated places: “terrae motus fervens in umidis, fluctuans in stagnantibus,Plin. 2, 80, 82, § 193.—
II. Act.
A. Lit., to cause to stand, to make stagnant: “quo (bitumine) aqua omnis (Maris Mortui) stagnatur,Just. 36, 3, 7: “Cecropio stagnata luto,Stat. S. 3, 20, 110.—
B. Transf., to cover with water, to overflow, inundate a place: “Tiberis plana Urbis stagnaverat,Tac. A. 1, 76: “(loca) stagnata paludibus ument,Ov. M. 15, 269; Col. poët. 10, 11.
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