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sŭesco, sŭēvi, sŭētum (dissyl. suēvi, suētum; sync. forms, suesti, suerunt, suesse, etc.; v. in the foll., and cf. also the preced. art.), 3, v. inch. n. and a. [Sanscr. svadhā, will, might, custom; Gr. ἔθος, ἦθος].

I. Neutr., to become used or accustomed; in the tempp. perff., to have accustomed one's self; hence, to be wont, used, or accustomed (rare).

a. Tempp. press.: Drusus in Illyricum missus est, ut suesceret militiae, Tac. A. 2, 44; 2, 52; Aus. Ep. 16, 91.—

b. Tempp. perff.: has Graeci stellas Hyadas vocitare suërunt, Cic. poët. N. D. 2, 43, 111: a te id, quod suesti, peto, etc., id. Fam. 15, 8: mittere suevit, Lucr. 6, 793: de divis dare dicta suërit, id. 5, 53: gemmis florere arbusta suësse, id. 5, 912: vincere suevit, Prop. 4 (5), 10, 17: sueverat claustra remoliri, Claud. in Eutr. 1, 194.—

II. Act., to accustom, habituate, train (very rare in finite verb): ut lectos viros ... disciplinae et imperiis suesceret, Tac. A. 2, 52. —Esp., P. and P. a.: suētus, a, um.

1. Accustomed, wont, used, habituated; with inf.: ex aliis sentire sueti, Lucr. 2, 903: mala secundis rebus oriri sueta, Sall. Fragm. ap. Aug. Civ. Dei, 2, 18: suetus abstinere, Liv. 5, 43: curru succedere sueti Quadrupedes, Verg. A. 3, 541: vexare suëtae, Hor. S. 1, 8, 17: comitialem propter morbum despui suetum, Plin. 10, 23, 34, 69.—With dat.: his (armis) ego suetus, Verg. A. 5, 414: neque conjugiis suscipiendis neque alendis liberis sueti, Tac. A. 14, 27: suetae aquis volucres, Tac. H. 5, 6: sueti latrociniis, id. A. 2, 52: suetus civilibus armis, Luc. 1, 325. —

2. Transf., of things, customary, usual (mostly post-class.): contra Cheruscis sueta aput paludes proelia, Tac. A. 1, 64: sueto militum contubernio gaudere, id. H. 2, 80 fin.; vestigium, App. M. 6, p. 198, 21: cibaria, id. ib. 9, p. 232, 13.—Hence, subst.: suē-tum, i, n., a custom, usage: se ad sectae sueta conferunt, App. M. 4, p. 153, 22.