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nītor nīxus (usu. in lit. sense) and nīsus (usu. fig.), ī, dep.

CNI-, to bear upon, press upon, lean, support oneself : niti modo ac statim concidere, strive to rise , S.: stirpibus suis niti: mulierculā nixus: hastā, V.: nixus baculo, O.: cothurno, strut , H.: nixi genibus, on their knees , L.: nixus in hastam, V.: humi nitens, V.To make way, press forward, advance, mount, climb, fly : serpentes, simul ac primum niti possunt: nituntur gradibus, V.: ad sidera, V.: in aëre, O.: in adversum, O.: niti corporibus, struggle , S.To strain in giving birth, bring forth : nitor, am in labor , O.— Fig., to strive, put forth exertion, make an effort, labor, endeavor : virtute et patientiā nitebantur, Cs.: tantum, quantum potest, quisque nitatur: pro libertate summā ope niti, S.: ad sollicitandas civitates, Cs.: ne gravius in eum consuleretur, S.: maxime, ut, etc., N.: summā vi Cirtam inrumpere nititur, S.: patriam recuperare, N.: vestigia ponere, O.: ad inmortalitatem: in vetitum, O.To contend, insist : nitamur igitur nihil posse percipi. — To rest, rely, depend upon : coniectura in quā nititur divinatio: cuius in vitā nitebatur salus civitatis: quā (auctoritate) apud exteras <*>ationes, Cs.: rebus iudicatis: quo confugies? ubi nitere?

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