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bello , āvi, ātum, āre, 1, v. n. bellum.
I. Prop., to wage or carry on war, to war, to fight in war (class.; cf.: milito, proelior).
B. With prepp.
1. With cum: “cum Poenis,Cic. Verr 2, 4, 33, § 72: “cum diis,id. Sen. 2, 5: “cum Ennio,id. Arch. 11, 27; Nep. Hann. 1, 3; id. Timol. 2, 3; Liv. 6, 42, 4; 9, 41, 4; Curt. 8, 12, 12.—
2. With adversum or adversus: “adversum patrem tuum,Nep. Them. 9, 2: “adversus Gentium,Liv. 44, 30, 1.—
3. With contra: “has contra,Val. Fl. 6, 373.—
4. With de: “de eo olim,Tac. A. 12, 60.—
5. With pro: “pro Samnitibus adversus Romanos,Liv. 9, 42, 9.—
6. With inter se, Curt. 9, 4, 15.—
C. With dat. (poet.; cf. Gr. πολεμεῖν τινι): “magno parenti,Stat. Th. 8, 506; cf. Sil. 9, 503.—
E. With acc. (cf. Gr. πόλεμον πολεμεῖν): “hoc bellum a consulibus bellatum quidam auctores sunt,conducted by, Liv. 8, 39, 16 (8, 40, 1). —
II. Transf., poet., in gen., to fight, contend: “quem quoniam prohibent anni bellare, loquendo Pugnat,Ov. M. 5, 101.—Esp., with abl. of weapon, etc. (rare): “ense,Sil. 3, 235: “manu,id. 8, 498: “nec caestu bellare minor,Stat. Th. 6, 829; Claud. Ep. 1, 30; cf. bellor
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