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habito, hăbĭto, āvi, ātum, 1 (gen. plur. of the part. pres. habitantum, Ov. M. 14, 90), v. freq. a. and n. habeo. In gen., to have frequently, to be wont to have (anteclass. and very rare): epicrocum, Varr. ap. Non. 318, 25: comas, id. ib. 27.

In partic., to have possession of, to inhabit a place; and more freq. neut., to dwell, abide, reside, live anywhere (the class. signif. of the word; cf.: colo, incolo, commoror). Lit. Act.: centum urbes habitant magnas, Verg. A. 3, 106: silvas, id. E. 6, 2: hoc nemus, hunc collem (deus), id. A. 8, 352: humiles casas, id. E. 2, 29: terras, Ov. H. 1, 66; id. M. 1, 195: pruinas, Val. Fl. 2, 177: locum, Tac. Agr. 11; cf. Liv. 5, 51, 3. —Pass.: colitur ea pars (urbis) et habitatur frequentissime, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 53, § 119; cf. Quint. 1, 4, 28: arx procul iis, quae habitabantur, Liv. 24, 3, 2: applicata colli habitatur colonia Corinthus, Plin. 4, 4, 5, § 11; 5, 7, 7, § 42: Scythiae confinis est regio habitaturque pluribus vicis, Curt. 8, 2, 14: nobis habitabitur orbis Ultimus, Ov. Tr. 1, 1, 127: tellus Bistoniis habitata viris, id. M. 13, 430; cf.: nec patria est habitata tibi, id. Tr. 5, 3, 21; Sil. 2, 654: raris habitata mapalia tectis, Verg. G. 3, 340; cf.: (agellus) habitatus quinque focis, Hor. Ep. 1, 14, 2: campi olim uberes magnisque urbibus habitati, Tac. H. 5, 7: quae sit tellus habitanda (sibi), requirit, Ov. M. 3, 9; cf.: cesserunt nitidis habitandae piscibus undae, id. ib. 1, 74: habitandaque fana Apris reliquit et rapacibus lupis, Hor. Epod. 16, 19: proavis habitatas linquere silvas, Juv. 15, 152.

Neutr.: in illisce habitat aedibus Amphitruo, Plaut. Am. prol. 97; cf.: cujus hic in aediculis habitat decem, ut opinor, milibus, Cic. Cael. 7, 17: in gurgustio, id. N. D. 1, 9, 22: in via, on the high-road, id. Phil. 2, 41, 106: in Sicilia, id. Verr. 2, 3, 41, § 95: in arboribus (aves), Plin. 18, 35, 87, § 363: Lilybaei, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 18, § 38: lucis opacis, Verg. A. 6, 673: vallibus imis, id. ib. 3, 110: casa straminea, Prop. 2, 16 (3, 8), 20; cf.: sub terra habitare, Cic. N. D. 2, 37, 95: apud aliquem, id. Ac. 2, 26, 115; cf. id. Brut. 90, 309; id. Cael. 21, 51; id. Clu. 12, 33; id. Verr. 2, 2, 34, § 83: cum aliquo, id. ib. 2, 1, 25, § 64: cum illa apud te, Ter. Phorm. 5, 7, 41.—Absol.: triginta milibus dixistis eum habitare, Cic. Cael. 7, 17; cf.: nunc si quis tanti (i. e. sex milibus) habitet, Vell. 2, 10, 1: bene, to have a good habitation, Nep. Att. 13; so, dum sic ergo habitat Cetronius, so splendidly, Juv. 14, 92: avecta est peregre hinc habitatum, Plaut. Cist. 2, 3, 37; cf.: is habitatum huc commigravit, id. Trin. 4, 3, 77; and: rus habitatum abii, Ter. Hec. 2, 1, 27: commorandi natura deversorium nobis, non habitandi locum dedit, Cic. de Sen. 23, 84: habitandi causa, Caes. B. C. 3, 112, 8.—Part. as subst.: hăbĭtantes, ium, the inhabitants: numquam tecta subeamus: super habitantes aliquando procumbunt, Quint. 2, 16, 6; Ov. M. 14, 90: oppidum valetudine habitantium infame, Mel. 1, 16, 1: ad occasum, Plin. 2, 70, 82, § 180.—Pass. impers.: vides, habitari in terra raris et angustis in locis, et in ipsis quasi maculis, ubi habitatur, vastas solitudines interjectas, Cic. Rep. 6, 19: habitari ait Xenophanes in luna, that the moon is inhabited, id. Ac. 2, 39, 123: vicorum, quibus frequenter habitabatur, Liv. 2, 62, 4.

Transf., to stay, remain, dwell, or keep in any place; to keep to, dwell upon a thing (a favorite expression with Cicero): cum iis, qui in foro habitarunt, de dignitate contendas? Cic. Mur. 9, 21; cf.: habitare in Rostris, id. Brut. 89, 305: in subselliis, id. de Or. 1, 62, 264; cf. also: in oculis, to be always in public, id. Planc. 27, 66: illi qui hoc solum colendum ducebant, habitarunt in hac una ratione tractanda, id. de Or. 2, 38, 160: in bonis haerebit et habitabit suis, to dwell upon, id. Or. 15, 49; cf. id. de Or. 2, 72, 292: qui potest igitur habitare in beata vita summi mali metus? id. Fin. 2, 28, 92: cum his habitare pernoctareque curis (i. e. studiis)! id. Tusc. 5, 24, 69: quorum in vultu habitant oculi mei, id. Phil. 12, 1, 2: animus habitat in oculis, Plin. 11, 37, 54, § 145; cf.: mens ibi (in corde) habitat, id. 11, 37, 69, § 182: qui tibi (Amori) jucundumst, siccis habitare medullis, Prop. 2, 11 (3, 3), 17: peregrinatus est hujus animus in nequitia, non habitavit, Val. Max. 6, 9, ext. 1: tecum habita, i. e. retire within thyself, examine thyself, Pers. 4, 52.