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quā^dro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. quadrus.
I. Act., to make four-cornered, to square, make square: “abies atque populus ad unguem quadrantur,Col. 11, 2, 13: “lapides,Vulg. 3 Reg. 5, 17.—
B. Transf., to put in proper order, to join properly together, to complete, perfect: “quadrandae orationis industria,in properly arranging, Cic. Or. 58, 197: “quae pars quadrat acervum,Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 35 Orell. ad loc. —
II. Neutr. (to be square, said of squared stones for building, which fit well together; hence), transf., to square or agree with, to fit, suit: “secto via limite quadret,Verg. G. 2, 278: “eam conjunctionem quadrare volumus,Cic. de Or. 3, 44, 175: “omnia in istam quadrant,fit her, id. Cael. 29, 69: “ad multa,to suit in many respects, id. Att. 4, 18: “quoniam tibi ita quadrat,it seems to you so proper, pleases you so, id. Brut. 11, 43.—
B. Trop.
1. Of accounts, to square, agree, accord: “quomodo sexcenta eodem modo quadrarint,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 36, § 92: visum est hoc mihi ad multa quadrare. id. Att. 4, 19, 2 (4, 18, 3).—
2. Of words, to be fitting, appropriate: “scire, quod quoque loco verborum maxime quadret,Quint. 9, 4, 60.— Hence, quā^drātus , a, um, P. a.
A. In gen., squared, square, quadrate (class.): quadrata basis, Varr. ap. Plin. 36, 13, 19, § 91: pes, a square foot, Plin, 33, 4, 21, § 75; Col. 5, 1, 6; 5, 2, 5: “saxum,squared, hewn stone, Liv. 10, 23; so, lapis, Varr. ap. Plin. 36, 13, 19, § 91: littera, capital letters, which are composed of square strokes, Petr. 29: “statura,square, robust, Suet. Vesp. 20: “corpus,Cels. 2, 1: “boves,stout, vigorous, Col. 6, 1, 3: “canis,id. 7, 12, 4: “signa,” i.e. statues, Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 56: agmen, a marching in regular order of battle; also, an army advancing in regular order of battle, so that the whole body forms a parallelogram, Varr. ap. Serv. ad Verg. A. 12, 121: “quadratum acies consistat in agmen,Tib. 4 (5), 1, 100: “ut inde agmine quadrato ad urbem accederet,in order of battle, Cic. Phil. 13, 8, 18; 2, 42, 108; Hirt. B. G. 8, 8; Liv. 21, 5, 16; Curt. 5, 1, 19; Sen. Ep. 59, 6: “quadrato agmine incedere,Sall. J. 100, 1; v. agmen; cf.: quadrato Exercitu, Cat. ap. Non. p. 204, 33: “pallium,square, four-cornered, Petr. 135: “numerus,a square number, Gell. 1, 20, 4: “versus,a verse of eight feet, id. 2, 29, 20: Roma, the most ancient Rome, built in the form of a square, on the Mons Palatinus; and, in a narrower sense, the enclosed square place on the summit of the Palatine, the mundus of all cities built in the Etruscan fashion, Fest. p. 258 Müll.; cf. on the Roma quadrata, Becker, Alterth. 1, p. 105 sq. —
2. Substt.
a. quā^drātum , i, n.
(α). A square, a quadrate: “dimensio quadrati,Cic. Tusc. 1, 24, 57; id. N. D. 1, 10, 24: “mutat quadrata rotundis,Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 100: “in quadratum,into a square, tetragon, Plin. 18, 22, 51, § 189; Quint. 1, 10, 40.—
(β). Astronom. t. t., quadrature, quartile, Cic. Div. 2, 42, 89: “luna in quadrato solis dividua est,Plin. 2, 18, 16, § 80.—
b. quā^drātus , i, m., a square, quadrate: “marmorum quadrati,Cassiod. Var. 2, 7. —
B. Transf., fitting, suitable (rare): “lenis et quadrata verborum compositio,Quint. 2, 5, 9; cf. id. 9, 4, 69. — Hence, adv.: quā^drātē , fourfold, four times (post-class.), Manil. 2, 295.
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