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ignārus , a, um (also, ‡ ignarures ἀγνοοῦντες, Gloss. Philox.; v. gnarus
I.init.), adj. in-gnarus, like ignavus, ignotus, from the negative in and gnavus, gnotus, ignorant of a thing, not knowing, unacquainted with, inexperienced, unaware (syn.: inscius, nescius, insciens).
I. Lit. (freq. and class.); constr. usu. with the gen.; less frequently with a rel.-clause, with acc. and inf., with inf. alone, or absol.
(δ). With inf. alone: “placito ignara moveri Atropos,Stat. Th. 3, 67.—(ε) Absol.: “tu me ignaro nec opinante, inscio notes et tuos et tuorum amicorum necessarios, etc.,Cic. Planc. 16, 40: “ubi imperium ad ignaros pervenit, etc.,Sall. C. 51, 27; id. J. 91, 1; cf. id. Quint. 20, 64: obpressit igitur necopinantes ignarosque omnes Perseus. Liv. 40, 57, 1: “si quis laudat Arelli Sollicitas ignarus opes,Hor. S. 2, 6, 79: “quisnam ignarum nostris deus appulit oris?Verg. A. 3, 338.—Sup.: Ba. An nescis quae sit haec res? Si. Juxta cum ignarissimis, Plaut. Ps. 4, 7, 62.—
II. Transf. *
A. Unmindful, regardless of any thing: “o socii (neque enim ignari sumus ante malorum), O passi graviora, etc.,Verg. A. 1, 198.—
B. Pass. (like gnarus), not known, unknown, = ignotus (mostly poet.; “not in Cic.): ignarus aeque (ac nescius) utroqueversum dicitur, non tantum qui ignorat, sed et qui ignoratur. Sallustius: more humanae cupidinis ignara visundi. Vergilius (A. 10, 706),Gell. 9, 12, 20 sq.; cf. Non. 129, 18 sq.: “mare magnum et ignara lingua commercia prohibebant,Sall. J. 18, 6: “quibus agrestis vita est, circumscriptio ignara est et fraus, Sen. de Ira, 3, 2: quem (amorem) non Fors ignara dedit, sed saeva Cupidinis ira,unknown, obscure, Ov. M. 1, 453. —
(β). With dat.: pauci interiere: plerosque velocitas et regio hostibus ignara tutata sunt, Sall. J. 52, 4; cf. Tac. A. 2, 13: “jamque aderat Theseus, proles ignara parenti,Ov. M. 7, 404: “non quidem sibi ignara, quae de Silano vulgabantur,Tac. A. 3, 69.—Sup.: “quaedam (sidera) sunt aliis omnino ignarissima,Gell. 14, 1, 13.
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