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con-tŭĕor , ŭĭtus, 2 (ante-class. and poet.; access. form
I.pres. contŭor , Plaut. As. 2, 3, 23; Stat. Achill. 1, 131: “contuimur,Lucr. 4, 35; inf. contui, Plaut. As. 1, 1, 111; 3, 1, 20; id. Most. 3, 2, 152; Pompon. ap. Non. p. 470, 31; cf. tueor and intueor; and in act. form contuo, Enn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 2, or Fragm. v. 95 Vahl.), v. a.
I. To look on, gaze upon, behold, survey, to consider attentively (syn. conspicio; rare but class.; most freq. in Cic.).
B. Trop., to take into view, to weigh, ponder maturely, to observe (rare): “quod bene propositum si plane contueare, Ac videas plane,Lucr. 6, 653: “a contuendis malis avocare aliquem,Cic. Tusc. 3, 16, 35.—
b. With the access. idea of carefulness, to see to, take care of, preserve carefully: “pecus sic contuendum, ne,Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 16.—
II. Inchoat. (cf. conspicio, II.), to get sight of, perceive, descry (very rare): “si volturios forte possis contui,Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 152: “figuras miras simulacraque in somnis,Lucr. 4, 35.
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