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nuntĭo (nunc- ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. nuntius, announce, declare, report, relate, narrate, make known, inform, give intelligence of, etc. (cf.: narro, indico, trado, scribo, dico, certiorem facio, etc.).
I. In gen., alike of verbal and of written communications; constr. acc. of thing and dat. of person; for the acc. may stand an acc. and inf., a clause with ut or ne and subj., or subj. alone, or with de and abl.; for the dat. an acc. with ad (ante-class.); in pass., both personal and impersonal, the latter most usually, esp. in perf. nuntiatum est, with subj.-clause.
A. Act.
4. Absol.: Ly. Salutem multam dicito patrono. Cu. Nuntiabo, I will do so, Plaut. Curc. 4, 2, 38.—
B. Passive constructions.
II. In partic., in jurid. Lat., to denounce, inform against: “causam pecuniae fisco,Dig. 49, 14, 39; cf.: “cum heres decessisset, exstitit qui bona nuntiaret,ib. 29, 5, 22: opus novum, to inform against a work undertaken by another to one's injury: “opus novum, si tibi nuntiavero,ib. 4, 7, 3; 16; 43, 20, 3.
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