Definition of neco
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LNS
necō, necāre, necāvī, necātus
νέκυς, νεκρός, Sanscr. naç, disappear; Gr. νέκυς, corpse, νεκρός, dead
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to kill, slay, put to death, destroy
  2. to drown
  3. to worry or bore to death
Abbreviations
neco, āvi, ātum (perf. necuit, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 861 P.; v. infra; part. nectus, Ser. Samm. 33, 627; cf. Diom. p. 362 P.), 1, v. a. Sanscr. naç, disappear; Gr. νέκυς, corpse, νεκρός, dead, to kill, slay, put to death, destroy (usually without a weapon, by poison, hunger, etc.; cf.: occido, interficio, interimo, perimo). Lit.: neci datus proprie dicitur, qui sine vulnere interfectus est, ut veneno aut fame, Paul. ex Fest. p. 162 Mull.: occisum a necato distingui quidam volunt, quod alterum a caedendo atque ictu fieri dicunt, alterum sine ictu, id. s. v. occisum, p. 178 ib.: necare aliquem odore taetro, Lucr. 6, 787: plebem fame, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 3, 2: legatum P. R. vinculis ac verberibus necavit, id. Imp. Pomp. 5, 11: aliquem igni, Caes. B. G. 1, 53: aliquem ferro, Hor. S. 2, 7, 58; Verg. A. 8, 488: veneno, Suet. Ner. 43: securi Gell. 17, 21, 17; Juv. 10, 316: suspendiosa fame, Plin. 8, 37, 56, § 134: vidissem nullos, matre necante, dies, Ov. Am. 2, 14, 22: homines in ventre necandos conducit, Juv. 6, 596: colubra necuit hominem, Phaedr. 4, 14, 4.

—Of impersonal subjects: hos pestis necuit, pars occidit illa duellis, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 861 P. (Ann. v. 549 Vahl.): lien necat, renes dolent, Plaut. Curc. 2, 1, 21: radices herbarum vomere, Col. 2, 4, 1: salsi imbres necant frumenta, Plin. 31, 4, 29, § 52: hedera arbores, id. 16, 44, 92, § 243; cf. Laber. ap. Macr. Sat. 2, 7: aquae flammas necant, quench, Plin. 31, 1, 1, § 2; to drown (late Lat.): deducti ad torrentem necati sunt, Sulp. Sev. Hist. 1.

— Trop.: quid te coerces et necas rectam indolem, i. e. thwart, check, Sen. Hippol. 454.

—So to worry or bore to death with talking, Plaut. Bacch. 5, 2, 43 (cf.: occidis saepe rogando, Hor. Epod. 14, 5).
 
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