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scando (no
I.perf. or sup.; cf.: ascendo, descendo, etc.), 3, v. a. and n. Sanscr. root skand-, to climb; cf. Gr. σκάνδαλον, σκανδάληθρον.
I. Act., to climb, mount, clamber or get up; to ascend.
A. Lit. (rare but class.): cum alii malos scandant, alii per foros cursent, etc., * Cic. Sen. 6, 17: “arcem et Capitolium,Liv. 3, 68, 7; 4, 2 fin.; cf.: “in curru Capitolium (of a triumphal entry),id. 45, 39: “curru Capitolia,Luc. 9, 600: “moenia,Liv. 22, 14 Drak. N. cr.: “muros,id. 5, 21: “tectum scalis,Plin. 14, 1, 2, §9: “equum,Verg. A. 2, 401: “bracchia longa Theseae viae,Prop. 3 (4), 21, 24.cubile,id. 4 (5), 4, 90: “puppim,Val. Fl. 8, 8: “cymbam (Charontis),Prop. 3, 18 (4, 17), 24 et saep.— “In mal. part.,Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 22.—Poet.: “scandit fatalis machina muros,Verg. A. 2, 237.—
B. Trop. (only in the poets and in late prose): “paulatim gradus aetatis scandere adultae,Lucr. 2, 1123: “scandit aeratas vitiosa naves Cura,Hor. C. 2, 16, 21.— Hence, in the grammarians: scandere versus, qs. to climb up, i. e. to measure or read by its feet, to scan; cf. in a sarcastic double sense, of a gouty person: “scandere qui nescis, versiculos laceras,Claud. Epigr. 29, 2. —
II. Neutr., to mount, rise, arise, ascend (not freq. till after the Aug. period).
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