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germĭno, āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and a. [germen] (post-Aug.).

I. Neutr., to sprout forth, put forth, bud, germinate: asparagus altissime germinat, Plin. 19, 8, 42, 146; 13, 24, 46, 129; 16, 25, 41, 97 sqq. et saep. —

II. Act., to put forth: pennas, Plin. 30, 11, 30, 101: capillum, id. 7, 6, 5, 42.—

2. to beget, produce, Vulg. Isa. 45, 8; 61, 11.