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vĕnĕror , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. a. [Sanscr. vankh, wish, pray; cf. O. H. Germ. wunsc; Engl. wish; and Lat. Venus, venustas], to reverence with religious awe, to worship, adore, revere, venerate.
I. Lit.
II. Transf., to ask reverently for any thing, to beseech, implore, beg, entreat, supplicate; with ut: “nunc quisquis est deus, veneror, Ut nos ex hac aerumnā miseras eximat,Plaut. Rud. 1, 4, 37; 5, 2, 62; id. Poen. 5, 1, 17; id. Aul. prol. 8; cf. an old formula of prayer in Liv. 8, 9, 7: qui multa deos venerati sint contra ejus salutem, Caecin. ap. Cic. Fam. 6, 7, 2: “nihil horum,Hor. S. 2, 6, 8: “nec tu supplicibus me sis venerata tabellis,Prop. 2, 20 (3, 13), 33.!*?
2. Veneror, as passive, App. M. 11, p. 257, 25; Ambros. Ep. 17, 1.—vĕnĕrātus , a, um, in a pass. signif.: “Ceres, Hor, S. 2, 2, 124: Sibylla,Verg. A. 3, 460; cf. Prisc. p. 794.
A. -nĕrandus , a, um, P. a., worthy of veneration, venerable: “VENERANDISSIMI CAESARES,Inscr. Grut. 209, 2; Paul. Nol. Ep. 38, 3.—
B. vĕnĕranter , adv., with veneration, reverently (eccl. Lat.): “adorant omnes,Tert. Carm. Judic. Dom. 184; Sedul. 5, 432.
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