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ef-fervo , ĕre (
I.praes. effervent, Vitr. 2, 6, 5), v. n., to boil up or over (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “in agros Aetna,Verg. G. 1, 471: “quatenus in pullos animales vortier ova Cernimus alituum vermesque effervere, qs. to come boiling forth,” i. e. to swarm forth, Lucr. 2, 928; cf. Verg. G. 4, 556; id. Dir. 15; Stat. Th. 4, 664.—Hence, effer-vens , entis, P. a., boiling with passion, i. e. fervent, ardent: “siquidem laetitia dicitur exsultatio quaedam animi gaudio efferventior eventu rerum expetitarum,Gell. 2, 27, 3.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Vergil, Georgics, 1.471
    • Vergil, Georgics, 4.556
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 2.6.5
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 2.928
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 2.27.3
    • Statius, Thebias, 4
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