Definition of areo
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Orthography ID = 2004322
1.
LNS
āreō, ārēre, -, -
akin to ardere
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to be dry
  2. to be dried up or withered
  3. to languish from thirst
  4. languishing or fainting from thirst, thirsty
Abbreviations
āreo, ēre, v. n. akin to ardere, to be dry (not in Cic.). Lit.: ubi (amurca) arebit, Cato, R. R. 76; 69: uti, quom exivissem ex aquā, arerem tamen, Plaut. Rud. 2, 6, 50; 2, 7, 18: (tellus) sucis aret ademtis, Ov. M. 2, 211; so id. ib. 15, 268.

— Trop. of things, to be dried up or withered: arentibus siti faucibus, Liv. 44, 38; so Sen. Ben. 3, 8: fauces arent, Ov. M. 6, 355: aret ager, Verg. E. 7, 57: pars, super quam non plui, aruit, Vulg. Amos, 4, 7: omnia ligna agri aruerunt, ib. Joel, 1, 12; ib. Marc. 11, 21; ib. Apoc. 14, 15.

—Rarely of persons, to languish from thirst: in mediā Tantalus aret aquā, Ov. A. A. 2, 606; so, Sic aret mediis taciti vulgator in undis, id. Am. 3, 7, 51.

—Hence, ārens, entis, P. a. Lit., dry, arid, parched: saxa, Ov. M. 13, 691: arens alveus (fluminis), Vulg. Jos. 3, 17: arva, Verg. G. 1, 110: rosae, id. ib. 4, 268; id. A. 3, 350: harenae, Hor. C. 3, 4, 31: cetera (loca) abrupta aut arentia, * Tac. A. 15, 42.

— Trop., languishing or fainting from thirst, thirsty: trepidisque arentia venis Ora patent, Ov. M. 7, 556; 14, 277: faux, Hor. Epod. 14, 4.

—Poet. as an epithet of thirst itself: sitis, Ov. H. 4, 174; Sen. Thyest. 5 (cf.: sitis arida, Lucr. 6, 1175; Ov. M. 11, 129).
 
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