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ef-fĭcĭo (ecfacio ), fēci, fectum, 3 (
I.perf. subj. effexis, Plaut. As. 3, 5, 63; id. Poen. 1, 3, 19; inf. pass. ecfiĕri, id. Pers. 5, 1, 9; Lucr. 6, 761), v. a., to make out, work out; hence, to bring to pass, to effect, execute, complete, accomplish, make, form (very freq. in all periods and sorts of writing).
I. In gen.
(α). With acc.: “male quod mulier facere incepit, nisi id ecficere perpetrat,Plaut. Truc. 2, 5, 12 sq.; cf. id. Pers. 5, 1, 9; Caes. B. C. 1, 36 fin.; 1, 61, 2: “magna facinora,Plaut. Ps. 2, 1, 16; so, “facinora,Cic. Phil. 2, 42, 109; cf. “opus,id. ib. 4, 1, 6; Plaut. Truc. 5, 17; Caes. B. G. 4, 18, 1; 7, 35, 4 et saep.: “pontem,id. ib. 6, 6, 1; id. B. C. 1, 40, 1; 1, 62 fin.: “ligneas turres, tormenta,id. ib. 3, 9, 3; 3, 39 fin.: “castella,id. ib. 3, 44, 3: “panes ex hoc (genere radicis),id. ib. 3, 48, 3: “sphaeram (Archimedes),Cic. Rep. 1, 17: “columnam,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 56 et saep.: “Mosa insulam efficit Batavorum,Caes. B. G. 4, 10, 2; id. ib. § 4; id. B. C. 3, 40, 4; cf.: “portum (insula),id. ib. 3, 112, 2; Verg. A. 1, 160: “magnum numerum cratium, scalarum, etc.,Caes. B. G. 7, 81, 1: “aliquid dignum dono deorum,Cic. Rep. 3, 3; cf. id. de Or. 1, 26, 120: “civitatem,id. Rep. 2, 30; cf. id. ib. 3, 32: “varios concentus, septem sonos,id. ib. 6, 18: “magnas rerum commutationes,Caes. B. C. 3, 68, 1: “tantos progressus,Cic. Brut. 78, 272: “clamores et admirationes in bonis oratoribus,id. de Or. 1, 33, 152; id. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 3 et saep.: “XIII. cohortes,Caes. B. C. 1, 15, 5; cf.: “delectu habito duas legiones,id. ib. 1, 31, 2: “unam ex duabus (legionibus),id. ib. 3, 89, 1: “ad duo milia ferme boum,Liv. 22, 16 et saep.: “lepide meum officium,Plaut. Truc. 4, 2, 1 sq.; cf.: “nostra munia,id. Stich. 5, 4, 13: “munus,Cic. Rep. 1, 46 fin.; id. Leg. 1, 5, 16: “nuptias alicui,Ter. And. 3, 4, 16: “aurum alicui,Plaut. Bacch. 2, 2, 55; cf. id. Poen. 1, 1, 57; Ter. Heaut. 3, 3, 23: “hanc mulierem tibi,Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 110 et saep.: “quod a Curione effeceram,had procured, obtained, Cic. Att. 10, 10: “amor mores hominum moros et morosos ecficit,Plaut. Trin. 3, 2, 43.—With two accs.: “fortuna eos efficit caecos, quos complexa est,Cic. Lael. 15, 54; id. Off. 1, 1, 2; id. Rep. 2, 42; Caes. B. G. 3, 24 fin. et saep.; cf.: “hunc (montem) murus circumdatus arcem efficit,id. ib. 1, 38, 6: “aliquem consulem,Cic. Lael. 20, 73: “aliquem dictatorem,id. Att. 15, 21; cf. “also: quae res immani corporum magnitudine homines efficit,Caes. B. G. 4, 1, 9; and: “id (genus radicis) ad similitudinem panis efficiebant,id. B. C. 3, 48, 1.—
(δ). With quominus (very seldom), Lucr. 1, 977; Quint. 11, 1, 48; Dig. 49, 14, 29; so with quo magis: “saevitia collegae quo is magis ingenio suo gauderet effecit,Liv. 2, 60, 1.—(ε) With obj. acc. and inf. (very rare, and not ante-Aug.): “vehementer efficit ea coire, etc.,Vitr. 2, 6; Dig. 38, 2, 14, § 8; 47, 11, 10.—(ζ) Absol. (freq. and class.): “si effecero, Dabin' mihi argentum?Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 121; cf. id. ib. 4, 1, 39 sq.; 4, 8, 5; id. Pers. 1, 3, 87; Caes. B. G. 7, 26, 2 et saep.: “se a scientiae delectatione ad efficiendi utilitatem referre,Cic. Rep. 5, 3.
II. In partic.
A. In econom. lang., to produce, bear, yield: “(ager Leontinus) plurimum efficit,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 63 fin.; cf.: “ager efficit cum octavo, cum decumo,id. ib. 2, 3, 47: “si (vineae) centenos sestertios in singula jugera efficiant,Col. 3, 3, 3: “cum matres binae ternos haedos efficiunt,id. 7, 6, 7.—Transf. to persons: “liciti sunt usque eo, quoad se efficere posse arbitrabantur,” i. e. to make a profit, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 33 fin.
B. Of numbers, to make out, yield, amount to a certain sum: “ea (tributa) vix, in fenus Pompeii quod satis sit, efficiunt,Cic. Att. 6, 1, 3 (cf. shortly before: “nec id satis efficit [al. efficitur] in usuram menstruam),Plin. 6, 33, 38, § 206; cf. ib. § 209; Col. 5, 2, 6; 8 sq.—
C. In philos. lang., to make out, show, prove (with acc. and inf., ut, ne, or absol.): “quod proposuit efficit, Cic. Par. prooem. § 2: in quibus (libris) vult efficere animos esse mortales,id. Tusc. 1, 31 fin.—In the pass. impers.: efficitur, it follows (from something): “ita efficitur, ut omne corpus mortale sit,id. N. D. 3, 12, 30: “ex quo efficitur, hominem naturae obedientem homini nocere non posse,id. Tusc. 3, 5, 25; cf.: “ex quo illud efficitur, ne justos quidem esse natura,id. Rep. 3, 11: “quid igitur efficitur?what follows from that? id. ib. 3, 12.—Hence,
1. effĭcĭens , entis, P. a.
B. Subst., with gen.: virtus efficiens utilitatis, the producer = effectrix, Cic. Off. 3, 3, 12; so, “voluptatis (virtus),id. ib. 3, 33; cf.: “ea, quae sunt luxuriosis efficientia voluptatum,id. Fin. 2, 7, 21; and: “(causae) efficientes pulcherrimarum rerum,id. Univ. 14 fin.—* Adv.: effĭcĭenter , efficiently (for which in the post-Aug. per., efficaciter): “ut id ei causa sit, quod cuique efficienter antecedat,Cic. Fat. 15, 34.—
2. effectus , a, um, P. a., worked out, i. e.
B. Effected, in philos. lang. (opp. causa efficiens), Cic. Top. 18; cf. “res,id. ib. 4; 14 fin.; and subst.: effectum , i, n., an effect, id. ib. 3; Quint. 6, 3, 66; 5, 10, 94. —Adv.: effecte .
a. Effectively, in fact, Mart. 2, 27, 3; Amm. 16, 5, 7.—
b. Effectually, efficaciously: “effectius,App. Flor. 16, p. 357.—Sup. does not occur.
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