Definition of fetus, foetus
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LNS
fētus, fēta, fētum
(foetus, foeta, foetum)
, from ‡ FEO, whence also: fecundus, femina, fenus, felix
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. Pregnant, breeding
  2. fruitful, productive
  3. filled, full
  4. full of
  5. That has brought forth, newly delivered
Abbreviations
fētus (foet-), a, um, adj. Part., from ‡ FEO, whence also: fecundus, femina, fenus, felix, that is or was filled with young (syn.: gravidus, praegnans). Pregnant, breeding (mostly poet.). Lit.: lenta salix feto pecori, Verg. E. 3, 83; 1, 50: vulpes, Hor. C. 3, 27, 5.

— Transf. Of land, fruitful, productive: (terra) feta parit nitidas fruges, etc., Lucr. 2, 994; cf.: terra feta frugibus et vario leguminum genere, * Cic. N. D. 2, 62, 156: loca palustribus ulvis, Ov. M. 14, 103: regio nec pomo nec uvis, id. P. 1, 7, 13; id. F. 1, 662.

—Also of plants: palmites, Col. 3, 21, 3.

— In gen., filled with any thing, full: machina armis, Verg. A. 2, 238: loca furentibus austris, id. ib. 1, 51: colla serpentis veneno, Sil. 17, 448.

— Trop., full of.

—With abl.: feta furore Megaera, Sil. 13, 592: praecordia bello, id. 17, 380: praecordia irā, id. 11, 203.

—With gen.: fetas novales Martis, Claud. Bell. Get. 25; and in a Gr. construction: fetus Gradivo mentem, id. 10, 14.

— That has brought forth, newly delivered: veniebant fetam amicae gratulatum, Varr. ap. Non. 312, 12: agiles et fetae (opp. tardiores et gravidae), Col. 7, 3 fin.: ursa, Ov. M. 13, 803: lupa, Verg. A. 8, 630: ovis, id. E. 1, 50; Ov. F. 2, 413: qua feta jacebat uxor et infantes ludebant, Juv. 14, 167.

—Absol.: insueta gravis temptabunt pabula fetas, Verg. E. 1, 49.
 
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