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fundo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. fundus,
I.to lay the bottom, keel, foundation of a thing, to found (syn.: condo, exstruo, etc.).
I. Lit. (perh. only poet.): “haec carina satis probe fundata et bene statuta est,” i. e. is laid, Plaut. Mil. 3, 3, 44 (v. Ritschl ad h. l.); “dum mea puppis erat validā fundata carinā,Ov. P. 4, 3, 5; id. H. 16, 111: “Erycino in vertice sedes fundatur Veneri Idaliae,is founded, Verg. A. 5, 759: sedes saxo vetusto. id. ib. 8, 478: “arces,id. ib. 4, 260.—
B. Transf., in gen., to fasten, secure, make firm: “dente tenaci Ancora fundabat naves,Verg. A. 6, 4: “(genus humanum) Et majoribus et solidis magis ossibus intus Fundatum,Lucr. 5, 928; 4, 828.—
II. Trop., to found, establish, fix, confirm (class., esp. in part. perf.; cf.: “firmo, stabilio): illud vero maxime nostrum fundavit imperium et populi Romani nomen auxit, quod, etc.,Cic. Balb. 13, 31; cf.: “quantis laboribus fundatum imperium,id. Cat. 4, 9, 19: “qui (rei publicae status) bonorum omnium conjunctione et auctoritate consulatus mei fixus et fundatus videbatur,id. Att. 1, 16, 6: “accurate non modo fundata verum etiam exstructa disciplina,id. Fin. 4, 1, 1; cf.: “fundati a doctore,thoroughly instructed, Lact. 6, 21, 4: “res publica praeclare fundata,Cic. Par. 1, 2, 10; cf.: “qui legibus urbem Fundavit,Verg. A. 6, 810: “in eorum agro sedes fundare Bastarnis,Liv. 40, 57, 5: “libertatem, salutem, securitatem,Plin. Pan. 8, 1: “jus civile,Dig. 1, 2, 2, § 39: “vacuos Penates prole,Stat. S. 4, 7, 30; cf.: “thalamos Tritonide nympha,” i. e. to marry, Sil. 2, 65: “partis et fundatis amicitiis,Q. Cic. Petit. Cons. 7, 25: “fundatae atque optime constitutae opes,Cic. Rab. Post. 1, 1; cf.: “nitidis fundata pecunia villis,well laid out, Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 46: “nihil veritate fundatum,Cic. Fl. 11, 26; cf. Lucr. 5, 161.— Hence, fundātus , a, um, P. a., firm, fixed, grounded, durable (very rare).
A. Lit.: “quo fundatior erit ex arenato directura, etc.,Vitr. 7, 3 med.: “si permanetis in fide fundati,Vulg. Col. 1, 23.—
B. Trop.: deflevi subitas fundatissimae familiae ruinas, Auct. Or. pro Domo, 36, 96.
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