Lewis & Short

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fētĕo (less correctly foetĕo, faetĕo), ēre, no

  1. I. perf., v. n. [Sanscr. dhū-, dhūmas, smoke; Gr. θῦμα, θύος; Lat. fumus; fetere (or foet-), for fovitere; cf. also foedus]. Lit., to have an ill smell, to stink: an fetet anima uxori tuae? Plaut. As. 5, 2, 44; 78: fetere multo Myrtale solet vino, Mart. 5, 4, 1: abstineat a fetentibus acrimoniis allii vel caeparum, Col. 9, 14, 3.
  2. II. Fig.: fi! fi! fetet Tuus mihi sermo, Plaut. Cas. 3, 6, 7: omnes civitates lupanaribus fetent, Salv. Gub. D. 7, 23.

fēto (foet-), āre, v. n. and a. [2. fetus] (post-Aug.).

  1. I. Neutr., to bring forth, breed, hatch: in quibus (paludibus) plerumque fetant (anates), Col. 8, 15, 7: silvestres gallinae, id. 8, 8, 12: cf. ib. § 8.
  2. II. Act., to make fruitful, fructify, impregnate: feminas, Aug. de Cons. Evang. 1, 25: armenta, id. Civ. D. 5, 7 al.