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cĕlē^bro , āvi, ātum, v. a. id..
I. To go to a place or person in great numbers or often, to frequent, to fill (syn. frequento; “class.): deūm delubra festis diebus,Lucr. 5, 1167: “viam,Cic. Cael. 14, 34; id. Sest. 63, 131: “domum alicujus,id. Mur. 34, 70: “atria,Ov. M. 1, 172: “silvas,id. ib. 10, 703: “tecta,id. ib. 4, 444: “forum,id. ib. 4, 144; cf.: “forum maxime celebratum,Sall. J. 47, 1: “Penates, i. e. domum redire,Tib. 1, 3, 33: “me magistrum,id. 1, 4, 75.—
b. Of a desired action (cf. celeber, B.), to do something frequently or in multitudes, to practise, engage in, say, use, employ, repeat, = frequento, etc.: “intro abite atque haec cito celebrate,” i. e. in company, all together, Plaut. Ps. 1, 2, 36: “ad eas artes, quibus a pueris dediti fuimus, celebrandas inter nosque recolendas,Cic. de Or. 1, 1, 2: “cognitionem exercitationemque,id. ib. 3, 28, 110: “genus divinationis,id. Div. 1, 2, 3; cf.: “celebratum genus mortis,a kind of death suffered by many, Tac. H. 2, 49 fin.: “necessitatem,Cic. de Or. 3, 38, 155: “jurisdictionem,Liv. 6, 32, 1: “popularem potestatem,id. 2, 42, 6: “iambum,Quint. 10, 1, 96: “seria ac jocos cum aliquo,Liv. 1, 4, 9.—
c. Aliquid aliquā re, to fill up with something: “contiones suas convicio cantorum,Cic. Sest. 55, 118: “ripas carmine,Ov. M. 2, 252 (cf.: “concelebrant ripas,Lucr. 2, 345): “cujus litteris, famā, nuntiis celebrantur aures cottidie meae,” i. e. are filled, full, Cic. Prov. Cons. 9, 22.—Poet.: juvenes multo sermone, to talk much with them, Tib. 1, 6, 17.—
II. Meton.
A. To go in great numbers to a celebration; hence, in gen., to celebrate, solemnize, keep a festival: “festos dies,Cic. Arch. 6, 13; cf.: “is (dies) festus celebratusque per omnem Africam,Sall. J. 66, 2; Cic. Pis. 22, 51; id. Cat. 3, 10, 23; Liv. 10, 37, 12; Tac. A. 15, 53; Suet. Aug. 75; id. Tib. 65 init.; Hor. S. 2, 2, 61; Ov. M. 4, 4: “convivium omnium sermone laetitiāque,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 26, § 66; Liv. 40, 14, 2; Tac. A. 4, 59; cf. “coetum,Verg. A. 1, 735: “conjugia,id. ib. 7, 555; cf. “nuptias,Liv. 36, 11, 2; cf.: “solemnia nuptiarum,Tac. A. 11, 26 fin.: “officium nuptiarum,Suet. Claud. 26; and poet.: “taedas jugales Thetidis,Cat. 64, 302: “annua sacra,Verg. A. 8, 173; cf. id. ib. 5, 598 and 603: funus, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 1, 49, 117; cf. “exsequias,Liv. 25, 17, 5; 37, 22, 2: “diem natalem Vitellii,Tac. H. 2, 95; Lact. 1, 20, 6; Plin. Ep. 10, 102 (103): “natales,id. ib. 6, 30, 1; Tac. A. 6, 18; and absol.: “totā celebrante Siciliā sepultus est,Nep. Timol. 5 fin.
B. To honor, praise, celebrate the praises of a person or thing, to celebrate in song (syn.: “colere, laudare, illustrare): laus, quae non poetarum carminibus, non annalium monumentis celebratur,Cic. Rab. Post. 16, 43; cf. id. Planc. 39, 93: “vestrum egressum ornando atque celebrando,id. Pis. 13, 31: “fortuna res cunctas ex libidine magis quam ex vero celebrat obscuratque,Sall. C. 8, 1: “talia carminibus,Verg. A. 8, 303: “nomen alicujus scriptis,Cic. Fam. 5, 12, 1: “facta pro maxumis,Sall. C. 8, 3: “domestica facta,Hor. A. P. 287: se remque publicam haec faciundo, to make renowned, Sall J. 85, 36: Mari virtutem in majus ( = ἐπὶ τὸ μεῖζον κοσμεῖν), id. ib. 73, 5: “augereque aliquem,id. ib. 86, 3: honores alicujus, celebrate one's honor, Verg. A. 12, 840: “memoriam,Tac. H. 1, 78: “victoriam ingenti fama,id. Agr. 39 al.: “virum aut heroa lyrā, etc.,Hor. C. 1, 12, 2: “sepulcrum hominum conventu et epulis,Cic. Fl. 38, 95: “memoriam nominis epulis,id. Fin. 2, 31, 103: “litora ludis,Verg. A. 3, 280: “sententiam magno assensu,Tac. A. 15, 22: “mortem funere censorio,id. ib. 6, 27: “aliquem admiratione,id. H. 2, 71: “obsequio,id. A. 16, 33: “funere publico,id. ib. 6, 11 fin.
C. Without the access. idea of extolling, in gen., to make something known, to publish abroad, proclaim: “quibus in locis factum esse consulem Murenam nuntii litteraeque celebrassent,Cic. Mur. 41, 89: “quod vocibus maledictisque celebratum est,id. Cael. 3, 6: “quā re celebratā,id. Div. 1, 17, 31.—cĕlĕbrā-tus , a, um, P. a.
I. (Acc. to I. a.) Frequented, much visited: “forum rerum venalium totius regni maxime celebratum,Sall. J. 47, 1.—
B. (Acc. to I. b.) Customary, usual, frequent: “tritum atque celebratum,Cic. Fl. 27, 65: “celebratum est usque in proverbium,Quint. 1, 10, 21: “schemata,id. 9, 2, 92: “usus anuli celebratior,Plin. 33, 1, 6, § 28: “verbum celebratius,Gell. 17, 2, 25 (cf. id. 17, 2, 25, § 17: verbum crebrius, and id. 17, 2, 25, § 18: verbum creberrimum).—
II. (Acc. to II. A.) Solemn, festive, brilliant: “dies celebratior,Ov. M. 7, 430: “supplicatio celebratior,Liv. 3, 63, 5.—
B. (Acc. to II. B.) Known, celebrated, famous: “loci famā celebrati,Tac. A. 2, 54: “quo Actiacae victoriae memoria celebratior in posterum esset,Suet. Aug. 18.—Adv., v. celebriter.
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