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Lewis : indigeo

indigeo, indĭgĕo, ŭi, ēre, v. n. indu-egeo, to need, want, to stand in need or want of any thing (class.). Lit., with abl.: bona existimatione, Cic. Rosc. Com. 15, 44: pecunia, Nep. Ages. 7: medicina, id. Att. 21: iis rebus, quae ad oppugnationem castrorum sunt usui, Caes. B. C. 4, 35: cibo, Suet. Galb. 7: constantia inter dubia, Tac. H. 3, 73: pecunia, Val. Max. 7, 2, ext. 9.

In gen. To need, be in want of, require. With gen. (class.): ingenii et virtutis, Cic. Fam. 6, 4, 2: indigeo tui consilii, id. Att. 12, 35, 2: alterius, id. Lael. 14, 51.

With abl., Cic. Fam. 12, 11, 2; Serv. ap. Cic. Fam. 4, 5, 1; Cic. ad Q. Fr. 1, 3, 2.

Pass.: cum praesidio earum (avium) indigetur, Plin. 10, 27, 39, § 75: fruges indigebant tecto, Col. 12 praef. § 3: pax et quies bonis artibus indigent, Tac. H. 4, 1; 4, 51; Suet. Aug. 29.

With acc. (ante-class.): nihil, Varr. L. L. 5, § 92 Müll.

With inf.: hoc plane indigeo discere, Gell. 4, 1, 6.

To long for, desire; with gen. (class.): non auri, non argenti, non ceterarum rerum indigere, Cic. Sull. 8, 25.—Hence, indĭgens, entis, P. a., in want of, needing any thing With gen.: quid enim? Africanus indigens mei? minime hercle: at ne ego quidem illius, Cic. Lael. 9, 30: alienarum opum, Nep. Reg. 3: praesidii, Auct. B. Hisp. 17.

With abl. (post-Aug.): cotes oleo indigentes, Plin. 36, 22, 47, § 164: disceptatio multā curā indigens, Gell. 14, 2, 13.

Subst.: indĭgens, ntis, comm., a needy or indigent person: indigentibus benigne facere, Cic. Off. 2, 15, 52; id. Fin. 2, 35, 118.