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Lewis : recreo

recreo, rĕcrĕo, āvi, ātum, v. a., to make or create anew, to remake, reproduce, restore, renew (very rare; syn.: reficio, reparo): lumen, Lucr. 5, 759; 5, 277; cf. id. 5, 323: carnes, Plin. 34, 15, 46, § 155.

Poet.: Athenae recreaverunt vitam legesque rogarunt, transformed, reformed life (by agriculture), Lucr. 6, 3; Lact. 7, 21; Sedul. 4, 289; cf., of baptism, Paul. Nol. C. 21, 465; and, jocosely: illic homo homines non alit, verum educat Recreatque, he does not merely feed men, but fattens and transforms them (by much eating), Plaut. Men. 1, 1, 23.

In gen., to restore to a good condition, to revive, refresh, recruit, invigorate in body or mind; and, mid., to become refreshed or recruited, to recover, revive (freq. and class.; syn.: reficio, relevo, erigo, confirmo). In body: propterea capitur cibus, ut suffulciat artus Et recreet vires interdatus, Lucr. 4, 868; cf. Plin. 12, 1, 2, § 4: voculam, Cic. Att. 2, 23, 1: ex vulnere, id. Inv. 2, 51, 154; Liv. 29, 18: ex gravi morbo, Cic. Red. ad Quir. 1, 4: aspectu smaragdi recreatur acies, Plin. 37, 5, 16, § 63: lassitudines, id. 22, 13, 15, § 32; cf. defectionem, Tac. A. 6, 50: leni vento umerum, Hor. C. 3, 20, 13: arbor aestivā recreatur aurā, id. ib. 1, 22, 18: tenuatum corpus, id. S. 2, 2, 84: potorem squillis, id. ib. 2, 4, 58: semivivum ex acie elatum, Nep. Eum. 4, 4: fessos maniplos, Sil. 17, 194.

In mind: quae (litterae) mihi quiddam quasi animulae restillarunt: recreatum enim me non queo dicere, revivified, Cic. Att. 9, 7, 1: reficere et recreare mentem, id. Planc. 1, 2; so coupled with reficere, id. Mil. 1, 2; cf.: (discipulus) mutatione recreabitur sicut in cibis, quorum diversitate reficitur stomachus, Quint. 1, 12, 5: afflictum erexit, perditumque recreavit, restored again to life, Cic. Imp. Pomp. 9, 23; cf.: provinciam afflictam, et perditam erigere atque recreare, id. Verr. 2, 3, 91, § 212: ego recreavi afflictos animos bonorum, id. Att. 1, 16, 8: res publica revirescat et recreetur, id. Fam. 6, 10, 5: non recreatus neque restitutus populus, id. Rosc. Am. 47, 137: recreatur civitas, id. Rep. 1, 44, 68: (animus) cum se collegit atque recreavit, has recovered itself, id. Tusc. 1, 24, 58: litteris sustentor et recreor, id. Att. 4, 10, 1: Caesarem Pierio recreatis antro, Hor. C. 3, 4, 40: spatium interponendum ad recreandos animos, * Caes. B. C. 3, 74 fin. et saep.: se ex magno timore, Cic. Cat. 3, 4, 8: recreatus ex metu mortis, id. Verr. 2, 5, 61, § 160: ab hoc maerore recreari, id. Att. 12, 14, 2: se ab illo tumore, Auct. B. Alex. 37 fin.: veritas debilitata tandem aequitate talium virorum recreëtur, Cic. Quint. 2, 4.—With gen.: recreatur animi, App. M. 2, p. 119, 37; 5, p. 168, 21.