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Lewis : innitor

innitor, innītor, nixus or nīsus, 3, v. dep., to lean or rest upon, to support one's self by any thing. Lit. In gen.: vineis breves ad innitendum cannas circumdare, Plin. 17, 22, 35, § 185. With dat. and abl.: innititur hastae, Ov. M. 14, 655: fractae hastae, Stat. Th. 12, 144: scutis innixi, Caes. B. G. 2, 27: templa vastis innixa columnis, Ov. P. 3, 2, 49: arbores radicibus innixae, Plin. 16, 31, 56, § 127: hasta innixus, Liv. 4, 19, 4: moderamine navis, Ov. M. 15, 726.

With in and acc.: in Pansam fratrem innixus, Plin. 7, 53, 54, § 182.

In partic., to lean upon in order to press down, to press or bear upon: elephantus lixam genu innixus, Hirt. B. Afr. 84.

Trop. In gen.: praecipuus, cui secreta imperatorum inniterentur, Tac. A. 3, 30: salutem suam incolumitati Pisonis, id. ib. 15, 60: omnia curae tutelaeque unius innixa, Quint. 6, 1, 35: tuis promissis freti et innixi, Plin. Pan. 66, 5.

In partic., to end, terminate: syllabae nostrae in b litteram et d innituntur, Quint. 12, 10, 32.

Innixum sidus, i. q. En gonasi, Avien. Arat. 205.