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cōgĭtātĭo , ōnis, f. cogito, i. e. co-agito; cf. Varr. L. L. 6, § 43; Cic. Off. 1, 6, 19; Paul. ex Fest. p. 66, 7 Müll..
I. Abstr., a thinking, considering, deliberating; thought, reflection, meditation (in good prose, and very freq.).
3. With rel.: “quaeris ut suscipiam cogitationem, quidnam istis agendum putem,Cic. Att. 14, 20, 4: “mihi... occurrit cogitatio, qualis animus in corpore sit, etc.,id. Tusc. 1, 22, 51: cujus sit filius, Brut. ap. Cic. Ep. ad Brut. 2, 3.—
II. Meton.
B. In Cic. several times, thought as an intellectual power, the ability of thinking, power or faculty of thought, the reasoning power (cf.: “vim cogitationis habere,Cic. Tusc. 1, 27, 66): “(homo) solus particeps rationis et cogitationis,id. Leg. 1, 7, 22; id. N. D. 3, 9, 21; 2, 7, 18; Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 54, § 134.
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