Definition of tepeo
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LNS
tepeō, tepēre, -, -
Sanscr. tap, to be warm; tapas, heat; O. H. Germ. damf, warm
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to be moderately warm, lukewarm, tepid
  2. To be warm or to glow with love, to be enamored
  3. To be lukewarm, cool, cold
  4. to be without ardor, indifferent
Abbreviations
tepeo, ēre, v. n. Sanscr. tap, to be warm; tapas, heat; O. H. Germ. damf, warm, to be moderately warm, lukewarm, or tepid (very rare; not in Cic.; cf.: caleo, ferveo). Lit.: ubi (dolium) temperate tepebit, Cato, R. R. 69, 2: carnes gallinaceorum ut tepebant avulsae, Plin. 29, 4, 25, § 78: ubi plus tepeant hiemes, Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 15: cor tepens, Plin. 30, 7, 20, § 62: tepentes aurae, Verg. G. 2, 330; Ov. M. 1, 107: sole tepente, id. ib. 3, 489: truncus tepens, Verg. A. 10, 555; cf.: tractu (caeli) tepente, Plin. 36, 25, 62, § 186.

— Trop. To be warm or to glow with love, to be enamored: quo (Lycidā) calet juventus Nunc omnis et mox virgines tepebunt, Hor. C. 1, 4, 20: nescio quem sensi corde tepente deum, Ov. H. 11, 26.

— To be lukewarm, cool, cold; to be without ardor, indifferent in love, etc.: saepe tepent alii juvenes: ego semper amavi, Ov. R. Am. 7; so (opp. amare), id. Am. 2, 2, 53: affectus tepet, * Quint. 6, 1, 44.
 
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