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Lewis : insero

insero, insĕro, sēvi, sĭtum, 3, v. a. in-, 1. sero, to sow or plant in; to ingraft (class.). Lit.: frumentum, Col. 5, 7, 3: pirum bonam in pirum silvaticam, to ingraft, graft, Varr. R. R. 1, 40, 5: vitem, Col. Arb. 8, 2: fissā modo cortice virgam Inserit, Ov. M. 14, 631; Hor. Epod. 2, 12: inseritur et nucis arbutus horrida fetu, Verg. G. 2, 69 Forbig. ad loc.; so, cum Vergilius insitam nucibus arbutum dicat, Plin. 15, 15, 17, § 57.

Trop., to implant: num qua tibi vitiorum inseverit olim Natura, Hor. S. 1, 3, 35: remedia herbis invisis, Plin. 22, 6, 7, § 15: animos corporibus, to unite, Cic. Univ. 12, 38.—Hence, insĭtus, a, um, P.a., ingrafted, grafted. Lit.: arbor, Col. Arb. 20, 2: mala, Verg. G. 2, 33.

Transf., of animals: discordantem utero suo generis alieni stirpem insitam recipere, a hybrid, Col. 6, 36, 2.—Subst.: insĭtum, i, n., a graft, scion, Col. 5, 11, 8.

Trop., implanted by nature, inborn, innate, natural: O generosam stirpem et tamquam in unam arborem plura genera, sic in istam domum multorum insitam atque illigatam sapientiam, Cic. Brut. 58, 213: reliqua est ea causa, quae non jam recepta, sed innata; neque delata ad me, sed in animo sensuque meo penitus affixa atque insita est, id. Verr. 2, 5, 53, § 139: Deorum cognitiones, id. N. D. 1, 17, 44: tam penitus insita opinio, id. Clu. 1, 4: notio quasi naturalis atque insita in animis nostris, id. Fin. 1, 9, 31: menti cognitionis amor, id. ib. 4, 7, 18: hoc naturā est insitum, ut, id. Sull. 30, 83: feritas, Liv. 34, 20, 2.

In gen., taken in, incorporated, admitted, adopted: ex deserto Gavii horreo in Calatinos Atilios insitus, Cic. Sest. 33, 72: insitus et adoptivus, Tac. A. 13, 14.