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Lewis : novo

novo, nŏvo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. novus. Lit., to make new, to renew: ipsi transtra novant, Verg. A. 5, 752: nullā prole novare viros, Ov. F. 1, 622: gregem, Stat. Th. 10, 229: fessa membra, to refresh, Ov. H. 4, 90: vivāque nitentia lymphā membra novat, Val. Fl. 3, 423: ardorem, Liv. 26, 19, 2: vulnera mentis, Ov. P. 4, 11, 20; to break up fallow ground: novate novale, Vulg. Jer. 4, 3: ager novatus, a field ploughed again, prepared for sowing: agro non semel arato sed novato et iterato, Cic. de Or. 2, 30, 131; Ov. P. 4, 2, 44.—To invent, coin, etc.: verba, Cic. de Or. 3, 37, 149; cf. id. ib. 3, 38, 154; so, verbum aut inusitatum aut novatum aut translatum, id. ib. 3, 38, 152: multa novantur in omni genere materiae, Quint. 5, 10, 106: novata forma dicendi, id. 9, 1, 14: ignotum hoc aliis ipse novavit opus, Ov. A. A. 3, 346.

Transf., to change, alter. In gen.: aliquid in legibus, Cic. Leg. 3, 5, 12: nomen faciemque, Ov. M. 4, 540: hoc quoque novat (Aristoteles), quod prooemio non narrationem subjungit, sed propositionem, i. e. deviates from the rule, Quint. 3, 9, 5.

In partic., in a political respect: novare res, to alter the existing constitution, to overthrow the government, make or effect a revolution: res, Liv. 1, 52: novandi res aliquam occasionem quaerentes, id. 24, 23, 6: omnia novare velle, id. 35, 34; 32, 38 fin.: Civilis novare res hoc modo coepit, Tac. H. 4, 14.—Also absol.: novare: ubi primum dubiis rebus novandi spes oblata est, Sall. C. 39, 3; Liv. 42, 31; Tac. A. 4, 18; cf. impers. pass.: ne quid eo spatio novaretur, Sall. C. 55, 1.