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nūtrīco , āre, and nūtrīcor , ātus, 1, v. dep. id.,
I.to suckle, nourish, bring up, rear.
I. Lit.: “pueros nutricare,Plaut. Merc. 3, 1, 11: “scrofae nutricare octonos porcos parvulos primo possunt,Varr. R. R. 2, 4, 13; 2, 2, 8: nutricatur oliva, Afran. ap. Non. 478, 26: “viperam sub alā,Petr. 50.—
II. Trop., to nourish, support, sustain: bona mea inhiant; “at certatim nutricant et munerant,Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 120: “mundus omnia, sicut membra et partes suas, nutricatur et continet,Cic. N. D. 2, 34, 86 Orell. N. cr.; cf. Non. 478, 21: “eum paupertas nutricata est,App. Mag. p. 285, 33.
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    • Plautus, Mercator, 3.1
    • Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, 3.1
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 2.34
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