Definition of e-mereorr
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Orthography ID = 2019319
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LNS
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emereo, emereor
deponent verb (unknown conjugation)
  1. To obtain by service, to gain, earn, merit, deserve
  2. to gain the favor of, to deserve well of, to lay under obligation
  3. To serve out, complete
  4. v. dep
Abbreviations
ē-mereo, ui, itum, 2, v. a., and (perh. not ante-Aug.) ē-mereor, itus, 2, v. dep. a. To obtain by service, to gain, earn, merit, deserve. In gen. (rare; not in Cic.): quid ego emerui mali? Plaut. Aul. 4, 10, 5: honores, Prop. 4 (5), 11, 61: mihi altior sollicitudo, quale judicium hominum, emererer, accessit, Quint. 4, prooem. § 1; cf.: emerendi favoris gratia canunt, id. 4, 1, 2: pecuniam ex eo quaestu uberem, Gell, 6, 7, 5.

—Poet., with inf. clause as object: Ennius emeruit Contiguus poni, Scipio magne, tibi, Ov. A. A. 3, 410; cf. id. F. 4, 58.

—Pass., in the part. perf.: emerito caput insere caelo, Sil. 7, 19; so id. 11, 464; Sid. Carm. 2, 209.

— In Tib. and Ov. emerere aliquem, like demereri aliquem, to gain the favor of any one, to deserve well of, to lay under obligation: viros, Tib. 1, 9, 60; Ov. Tr. 4, 8, 52; id. Am. 2, 8, 24; id. Her. 6, 138.

—Far more frequent, To serve out, complete one's term of service. Prop., in milit. lang.: spes emerendi stipendia, Liv. 25, 6; in part. perf.: emerita stipendia, Sall. J. 84, 2 Kritz.; Cic. de Sen. 14, 49; Liv. 3, 57; 21, 43 al.: militia, Suet. Calig. 44: arma, Plin. Pan. 15, 3: anni, Ov. Tr. 4, 8, 21; cf. id. F. 3, 43.

—As a v. dep.: stipendia emeritus, Val. Max. 6, 1, 10.

—Hence, subst. ēmeri-tus, i, m., a soldier who has served out his time, a veteran, an exempt, Tac. A. 1, 28; Suet. Aug. 24; Luc. 1, 344 al.

— Transf. beyond the milit. sphere: annuum tempus (sc. magistratus) emeritum habere, Cic. Att. 6, 5, 3; cf.: annuae operae emerentur, id. ib. 6, 2, 6: spatium juventae (homo) transit, et emeritis medii quoque temporis annis, etc., Ov. M. 15, 226.

—In part. perf.: emeritus, a, um (since the Aug. per. in the mid. signif.), that has become unfit for service, worn out: equi, Ov. F. 4, 688; cf.: apes fessae et jam emeritae, Plin. 11, 11, 11, § 27; so, palmes, id. 17, 23, 35, § 206: aratrum, Ov. F. 1, 665: latus (with invalidum), id. Am. 3, 11, 14: acus, Juv. 6, 498: rogus, i. e. burned out, extinguished, Prop. 4 (5), 11, 72.
 
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