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-fungor , functus (
I.infin. pass. parag. defungier, Ter. Phorm. 5, 9, 32), 3, v. dep., to have done with, to acquit one's self of, to discharge an affair or an obligation (esp. an unwelcome, unpleasant one), to perform, finish (class.).
(α). With abl.: “aliquo studio,Lucr. 4, 963: tam vili munere orationis, Planc. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 24: “omni populari concitatione,Cic. Sest. 34, 74: “periculis,id. Rosc. Am. 8; Verg. A. 6, 83: “tribus decumis pro una,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 16: hoc mendacio, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 1 fin.: “imperio regis,Liv. 1, 4: “proelio,id. 1, 25; cf. “bello,id. 25, 35: “consulis fato,id. 10, 29; cf.: “fatalibus malis,Suet. Ner. 40: “plurimorum morbis, perpaucis funeribus,Liv. 4, 52: “poena,id. 2, 35; 29, 21: “laboribus,Hor. Od. 3, 24, 15; Ov. F. 6, 541 et saep.; esp. of the finishing of this (troublesome) life (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “vitā,to die, Verg. G. 4, 475; id. A. 6, 306; Curt. 5, 5, 13: “suis temporibus,Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 22; “but, sua morte,Suet. Caes. 89: “honesta morte,Curt. 5, 25, 11; 8, 7, 5: “terrā,Ov. M. 9, 254; cf. the foll. —Poet., with inanimate subjects: “defunctum bello barbiton,discharged from the warfare of love, Hor. Od. 3, 26, 3.—
(β). Absol.: “nec adversus illos mercede defungor,nor do I discharge my obligation by the payment, Sen. Ben. 6, 16, 1: defunctus jam sum, now I am quit, i. e. safe, out of danger, Ter. Eun. prol. 15 Ruhnk.; cf. id. Ad. 3, 4, 63; id. Phorm. 5, 8, 32; Ov. M. 2, 9, 24.—To depart, die (not ante Aug.; cf. “supra): dicitur prius esse defunctus,Quint. 5, 5, 2; Tac. A. 15, 22 fin.; Suet. Aug. 99: “honesta morte,Curt. 5, 8, 11; “hence, defunctus, = mortuus,deceased, defunct, Ov. Am. 1, 8, 108; Tac. A. 1, 1; 1, 7; Quint. 4, 1, 28; 5, 14, 15; Suet. Caes. 6; id. Aug. 8; 61; Vulg. Matth. 9. 18.—Plur.: defuncti, m., the dead, Sen. ad. Marc. 13, 2; id. Polyb. 9, 2; id. Ep. 63, 5; Plin. 2, 7, 5, § 27; 2, 68, 68, § 175 al. et saep.
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