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auspĭcor , ātus, 1, v. dep. from auspex, as auguror from augur,
I.to take the auspices.
I. Lit.
B. Esp., aliquid or absol., also with inf., to make a beginning, for the sake of a good omen, to begin, enter upon (first freq. after the Aug. per.): “ipsis Kal. Januariis auspicandi causā omne genus operis instaurant,Col. 11, 2, 98: “auspicandi gratiā tribunal ingredi,Tac. A. 4, 36: “non auspicandi causā, sed studendi,Plin. Ep. 3, 5, 8: “auspicatus est et jurisdictionem,Suet. Ner. 7: “auspicabar in Virginem (aquam) desilire,Sen. Ep. 83, 5.—
II. In gen., to begin, enter upon a thing: “auspicari culturarum officia,Col. 11, 2, 3; 3, 1, 1: “homo a suppliciis vitam auspicatur,Plin. 7, prooem. § 3:“ militiam,Suet. Aug. 38: “cantare,id. Ner. 22.— Trop.: “senatorium per militiam auspicantes gradum,attaining, receiving it through military services, Sen. Ep. 47, 10.!*?
a. Act. access. form auspĭco , āre, to take the auspices: “praetor advenit, auspicat auspicium prosperum,Naev. 4, 2 (Non. p 468, 28): “(magistratus) publicae [rei] cum auspicant, Caecil. ap. Non. l. l. (Com. Rel. p. 66 Rib.): auspicetis: cras est communis dies, Atta, ib. (Com. Rel. p. 161 Rib.): Non hodie isti rei auspicavi,Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 12: “mustelam,to receive, accept as an augury, id. Stich. 3, 2, 46: “super aliquā re,Gell. 3, 2. —
b. Pass.
(γ). Acc. to auspicor, II., begun: “in bello male auspicato,Just. 4, 5. —
(δ). auspĭcātus , a, um, as P. a., fortunate, favorable, lucky, prosperous, auspicious: “cum Liviam auspicatis rei publicae ominibus duxisset uxorem,Vell. 2, 79, 2.— Comp.: “Venus auspicatior,Cat. 45, 26: “arbor,Plin. 13, 22, 38, § 118.—Sup.: “auspicatissimum exordium,Quint. 10, 1, 85; Plin. Ep. 10, 28, 2: “initium,Tac. G. 11.—Adv.: auspĭcātō , under a good omen, auspiciously: “ut ingrediare auspicato,at a for tunate moment, in a lucky hour, Plaut. Pers. 4, 4, 57: “Haud auspicato huc me appuli,Ter. And. 4, 5, 12: “qui auspicato a Chelidone surrexisset,Cic. Verr. 1, 40, 144.—Comp. auspicatius: “auspicatius mutare nomen,Plin. 3, 11, 16, § 105: “gigni,id. 7, 9, 7, § 47.
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