Definition of educo
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LNS
ēducō, ēducāre, ēducāvī, ēducātus
1. educo, II. A. 4. b.
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to bring up, to rear, to educate
  2. to bring up, rear, foster, train, educate
  3. to nourish, support, produce
  4. To possess, hold
Abbreviations
ēduco, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. 1. educo, II. A. 4. b., to bring up a child physically or mentally, to rear, to educate (very freq. and class.): educit obstetrix, educat nutrix, instituit paedagogus, docet magister, Varr. ap. Non. 447, 33 (but this distinction is not strictly observed; see the foll. and 1. educo, II. A. 4. b.). Prop.: hera educavit (puellam) magna industria, Plaut. Cas. prol. 44 sq.: Athenis natus altusque educatusque Atticis, id. Rud. 3, 4, 36: bene pudiceque educatu'st usque ad adolescentiam, id. Capt. 5, 3, 16 et saep.; cf. id. Men. 5, 5, 7; id. Trin. 2, 4, 111 al.; Att. ap. Non. 422, 14; Ter. Eun. 1, 2, 37; id. Ad. 3, 4, 49; Cic. Lael. 20, 75; id. Rep. 2, 21; id. de Or. 1, 31; Ov. F. 6, 487; id. M. 3, 314; Vulg. Psa. 22, 2.

— Transf., to bring up, rear, foster, train, educate: neque enim hac nos patria lege genuit aut educavit, ut, etc., Cic. Rep. 1, 4; id. Or. 13 fin.; cf.: ars dicendi ea, quae sunt orta jam in nobis et procreata, educat atque confirmat, id. de Or. 2, 87, 356: in his (scholis) educatur orator, Quint. 9, 2, 81: oratorem, id. prooem. § 5: illos in disciplina, Vulg. Ephes. 6, 4.

— Poet. and in post-Aug. prose, of plants or animals, to nourish, support, produce: quod pontus, quod terra, quod educat aer Poscit, Ov. M. 8, 832; cf. id. Pont. 1, 10, 9: vitis mitem uvam, Cat. 62, 50: pomum, non uvas (ager), Ov. Pont. 1, 3, 51: herbas (humus), id. M. 15, 97: Caecuba, Plin. 16, 37, 67, § 173: florem (imber), Cat. 62, 41 al.: lepores, apros, Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 22.

— To possess, hold (cf. nutrire = τρέφειν), Verg. Cul. 13.
 
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