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-pendĕo , ēre,
I.v. a., to hang from or on, to hang down (not freq. till the Aug. period; not in Cic. and Caes.—for syn. cf.: pendeo, impendeo).
II. Trop.
A. (Only in Ovid.) To be dependent on or wait for a thing: “promissa tarda videntur, dependetque fides a veniente die,Ov. F. 3, 356.—
B. To be dependent on, to be governed by: “ex horum (siderum) motibus fortunae populorum dependent,Sen. ad Marc. 18, 3.—
C. To depend on, be derived from: “ex hoc malo dependet illud teterrimum vitium,id. Tranq. An. 12, 7: “haec (membra) ex illis (elementis) dependent, illa et horum causae sunt et omnia,id. Ep. 95, 12.—Hence of etymol. dependence, i. e. to be derived: hujus et augurium dependet origine verbi (sc. augustus) Et quodcumque sua Juppiter auget ope, Ov. F. 1, 611.
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