Definition of effetus
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LNS
effētus, effēta, effētum
effetus
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. that has brought forth young, that has laid eggs
  2. Exhausted, worn out by bearing
  3. exhausted, worn out
Abbreviations
ef-fētus (not effoetus), a, um, adj., that has brought forth young, that has laid eggs (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose). Lit. (mostly in Col.): cum effetae loca genitalia tumebunt, Col. 7, 7, 4; 7, 12, 11; 9, 1, 7.

—Poet.: simul effetas linquunt examina ceras, Luc. 9, 285.

— Meton. (causa pro effectu). Exhausted, worn out by bearing: aliquae (gallinae) in tantum, ut effetae moriantur, Plin. 10, 53, 74, § 146; cf. Sall. C. 53, 5.

— Transf., in gen., exhausted, worn out: tellus, * Lucr. 2, 1150; cf.: effetum et defatigatum solum, Col. praef. § 1: natura (with lassa), Plin. Ep. 6, 21, 1: tauri senio effeti, Col. 6, 24, 1: corpus, * Cic. de Sen. 9, 29; cf. vires (corporis), Verg. A. 5, 396: spes, i. e. vain, delusive, Val. Fl. 4, 380.

—Poet.: verique effeta senectus, incapacitated for truth, Verg. A. 7, 440 (cf.: Vana veri, id. ib. 10, 630).

— Comp.: oratio effetior, App. Flor. p. 366.

— Sup. and adv. do not occur.
 
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