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Lewis : educo

educo, ēdŭco, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. 1. educo, II. A. 4. b., to bring up a child physically or mentally, to rear, to educate (very freq. and class.): educit obstetrix, educat nutrix, instituit paedagogus, docet magister, Varr. ap. Non. 447, 33 (but this distinction is not strictly observed; see the foll. and 1. educo, II. A. 4. b.). Prop.: hera educavit (puellam) magna industria, Plaut. Cas. prol. 44 sq.: Athenis natus altusque educatusque Atticis, id. Rud. 3, 4, 36: bene pudiceque educatu'st usque ad adolescentiam, id. Capt. 5, 3, 16 et saep.; cf. id. Men. 5, 5, 7; id. Trin. 2, 4, 111 al.; Att. ap. Non. 422, 14; Ter. Eun. 1, 2, 37; id. Ad. 3, 4, 49; Cic. Lael. 20, 75; id. Rep. 2, 21; id. de Or. 1, 31; Ov. F. 6, 487; id. M. 3, 314; Vulg. Psa. 22, 2.

Transf., to bring up, rear, foster, train, educate: neque enim hac nos patria lege genuit aut educavit, ut, etc., Cic. Rep. 1, 4; id. Or. 13 fin.; cf.: ars dicendi ea, quae sunt orta jam in nobis et procreata, educat atque confirmat, id. de Or. 2, 87, 356: in his (scholis) educatur orator, Quint. 9, 2, 81: oratorem, id. prooem. § 5: illos in disciplina, Vulg. Ephes. 6, 4.

Poet. and in post-Aug. prose, of plants or animals, to nourish, support, produce: quod pontus, quod terra, quod educat aër Poscit, Ov. M. 8, 832; cf. id. Pont. 1, 10, 9: vitis mitem uvam, Cat. 62, 50: pomum, non uvas (ager), Ov. Pont. 1, 3, 51: herbas (humus), id. M. 15, 97: Caecuba, Plin. 16, 37, 67, § 173: florem (imber), Cat. 62, 41 al.: lepores, apros, Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 22.

To possess, hold (cf. nutrire = τρέφειν ), Verg. Cul. 13.