Definition of nidus
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Orthography ID = 2038454
1.
LNS
nīdus, nīdī
kindred with Sanscr. nida and the Germ. and Engl. nest
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a nest
  2. The young birds in a nest
  3. A litter of pigs in a sty
  4. A receptacle, case
  5. A dwelling, residence, house, home
  6. A vessel in the shape of a nest, a bowl, goblet
Abbreviations
nīdus, i, m. kindred with Sanscr. nīda and the Germ. and Engl. nest, a nest. Lit.: fingere et construere nidos, Cic. de Or. 2, 6, 23: tignis nidum suspendit hirundo, Verg. G. 4, 307: facere, Ov. M. 8, 257: ponere, Hor. C. 4, 12, 5: struere, Tac. A. 6, 28; Plin. 10, 33, 49, § 92: confingere, id. 10, 33, 49, § 93.

—Plur., of a single nest: propria cum jam facit arbore nidos, Juv. 14, 80.

—Poet.: majores pennas nido extendere, i. e. to raise one's self above one's birth, Hor. Ep. 1, 20, 21.

— Transf. The young birds in a nest (poet.): nidi loquaces, Verg. A. 12, 475; id. G. 4, 17: nidi queruli, Sen. Herc. Fur. 148.

— Transf. Of three children at a birth: loquax, Juv. 5, 143.

— A litter of pigs in a sty, Col. 7, 9, 13.

— A receptacle, case, for books or goods, Mart. 1, 118, 15; 7, 17, 5.

— A dwelling, residence, house, home: tu nidum servas, Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 6: celsae Acherontiae, id. C. 3, 4, 14 (cf. Cic. de Or. 1, 44, 196): senectae, Aus. Mos. 449: nequitiae nidum fecit, Pub. Syr. Sent. v. 10 Rib.

— A vessel in the shape of a nest, a bowl, goblet: nidus potilis, Varr. ap. Non. 145, 3 (Sat. Men. 77, 8).
 
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