Definition of egestas
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LNS
egestās, egestātis
egeo
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. indigence, extreme poverty, necessity, want
  2. want of
Abbreviations
egestas, ātis, f. egeo, indigence, extreme poverty, necessity, want (very freq. and class.; for syn. cf.: indigentia, inopia, penuria, paupertas, mendicitas): ista paupertas, vel potius egestas ac mendicitas, Cic. Parad. 6, 1, 45; Plaut. Ps. 2, 4, 2; id. Trin. 2, 2, 57; 77; 4, 2, 5 al.; Cic. Rosc. Am. 49 fin.; id. Cat. 2, 11 fin.; id. Inv. 1, 47, 88; * Caes. B. G. 6, 24, 4; Verg. G. 1, 146; 3, 319; id. A. 6, 276 et saep.; cf. in plur.: egestates tot egentissimorum hominum, Cic. Att. 9, 7, 5.

—Of inanimate things: patrii sermonis, Lucr. 1, 832; 3, 260; cf. linguae, id. 1, 139; and: animi, Cic. Pis. 11.

—With an object-genitive, want of something: pabuli, Sall. J. 44, 4; cf. cibi, Tac. A. 6, 23: rei familiaris, Suet. Vit. 7: rationis, want of knowledge, i. e. ignorance, Lucr. 5, 1211.
 
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