Definition of nitesco
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LNS
nitescō, nitescere, nituī, -
niteo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to begin to shine or glitter, to shine, glitter
  2. to grow sleek, well-conditioned, fat
  3. to become blooming
  4. perf., to be blooming
  5. to grow luxuriously, to thrive
  6. to be formed or cultivated
Abbreviations
nitesco, tui, 3, v. inch. n. [niteo], to begin to shine or glitter, to shine, glitter (poet. and in post-Aug. prose). Lit.: caelum nitescere, arbores frondescere, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 1, 28, 69 (Trag. v. 192 Vahl.): exiguo qui stellarum candore nitescit, Cic. Arat. 174: juventus Nudatos umeros oleo perfusa nitescit, Verg. A. 5, 134: nitescente novā lunā, Plin. 8, 1, 1, § 2; 37, 12, 74, § 195: ex umero Pelopis non nituisset ebur, Tib. 1, 4, 58 (64).

— Transf. Of animals, to grow sleek, well-conditioned, fat: armenta nitescunt, Plin. Ep. 2, 17, 3.

— Of persons, to become blooming; in perf., to be blooming: o pueri, nituistis, Hor. S. 2, 2, 128.

— Of plants, to grow luxuriously, to thrive, Plin. 12, 25, 54, § 112.

— Trop., to be formed or cultivated: ut ingenio, doctrinā, praeceptione natura nitescat, Auct. Her. 3, 16, 29.

—To become illustrious or celebrated: quid non cultu nitescit? Quint. 9, 4, 5 (Tac. A. 12, 58; Halm and Ritter, enitesceret).
 
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