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vĭdĕo , vīdi, vīsum, 2 (viden', i.e. videsne, Plaut. Ep. 2, 2, 37; Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 10; 2, 2, 34; 4, 6, 16; Cat. 61, 98; Tib. 2, 2, 17; Verg. A. 6, 779;
I.inf. viderier, Cic. Dom. 53, 136; Ter. Hec. 5, 1, 33: “vidĕ,Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 46), v. a. and n. Sanscr. root vid-, vēda, know; vindāmi, find; cf. vēda-s, sacred book; Gr. root ἰδ, ϝιδ-, in εἶδον, saw; οἶδα, know; Germ. wissen; Engl. wit, wot, to see, perceive, with the eyes (syn. cerno).
I. Lit.
A. In gen.: Ph. Tun' me vidisti? Sc. Atque his quidem oculis. Ph. Carebis, credo, Qui plus vident, quam quod vident. Sc. Numquam hercle deterrebor, Quin viderim id quod viderim, Plaut. Mil. 2, 4, 15 sq.: “clare oculis video,id. ib. 3, 1, 35: “nos enim ne nunc quidem oculis cernimus ea, quae videmus, etc.,Cic. Tusc. 1, 20, 46; id. de Or. 3, 40, 161: “Considium, quod non vidisset, pro viso sibi renuntiasse,Caes. B. G. 1, 22 fin.: “mulieres et pueri qui visum processerant,Sall. J. 94, 5: “ut juvat pastas oves Videre properantes domum! Videre fessos vomerem inversum boves Collo trahentes languido!Hor. Epod. 2, 62 sq.: “serpentes atque videres Infernas errare canes,id. S. 1, 8, 35 et saep.—With ut and ind. (poët.): “viden', ut geminae stant vertice cristae?Verg. A. 6, 779: “viden' ut faces Splendidas quatiunt comas?Cat. 61, 77.—With ut and subj.: “nonne vides, ut tota tremor pertemptet equorum Corpora?Verg. G. 3, 250: “nonne vides ut ... Antennae gemant?Hor. C. 1, 14, 3.—Pass.: “ubi sol sex mensibus continuis non videtur,Varr. R. R. 1, 2, 4: “a se disertos visos esse multos,Quint. 8, praef. § 13; cf. id. 12, 1, 21: “consulis ante pedes ire viderer eques,Ov. P. 4, 9, 18.— Absol., to see, i. e. to have the eyes open, to be awake, Verg. E. 6, 21.—Impers. pass.: De. Vide sis modo etiam. Ly. Visum'st, Plaut. Merc. 2, 2, 52; id. As. 3, 3, 95.—
2. Transf.
a. Of things (poet.), to see: “(Apenninus) Gallica rura videt,Luc. 2, 429: “et casus abies visura marinos,” i. e. to experience, Verg. G. 2, 68.—
b. Of places, etc., to look out on, afford a view of (post-Aug.): “triclinium hortum et gestationem videt,Plin. Ep. 2, 17, 13.—
B. In partic., to see on purpose, to look at any thing: “vide sis signi quid siet,Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 155; cf.: “vide, tali ubi sint,id. Most. 1, 3, 151: “illud vide, os ut sibi distorsit carnufex,Ter. Eun. 4, 4, 3: “vide, si non os inpudens Videtur,id. ib. 5, 1, 23; cf.: “specta me, a threatening expression,Plaut. As. 1, 2, 19 al.: quin tu me vides? only look at me! i. e. see what I have done! Cic. Pis. 25, 61.—
II. Trop.
A. In gen., to see with the mind's eye, to perceive, mark, observe, discern, understand, comprehend, be aware, know, etc. (class.; “syn. percipio): ad te, ut video, comminus accessit,Cic. Att. 2, 2, 2: “quem exitum ego tam video animo, quam ea, quae oculis cernimus,id. Fam. 6, 3, 2: “aperte enim adulantem nemo non videt,sees through, detects, id. Lael. 26, 99: “si dormientes aliquid animo videre videamur,id. Ac. 2, 40, 125: “aliquid in somnis,id. N. D. 1, 29, 82: “somnia,id. Div. 2, 71, 147: “quod ego, cur nolim, nihil video,id. Fam. 9, 6, 2: “nonne vobis videtur is animus qui plus cernat et longius, videre se ad meliora proficisci: ille autem cui obtusior est acies non videre?id. Sen. 23, 83.—With comp., plus, etc.: “ut is qui illusus sit plus vidisse videatur,to have seen farther, had more insight, Cic. Lael. 26, 99: “videre acutius atque acrius vitia in dicente quam recta,id. de Or. 1, 25, 116: “aliena melius videre et dijudicare,Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 97 (95): cum me vidisse plus fateretur, se speravisse meliora, that I had seen farther, Cic. Phil. 2, 15, 39; cf.: “sin autem vos plus in re publicā vidistis,id. Imp. Pomp. 22, 64; cf.: “vos universos in consule deligendo plurimum vidisse fateantur,id. Agr. 2, 37, 103: “di vatesque eorum in futurum vident,Liv. 6, 12.—With two accs.: “quem virum Crassum vidimus,Cic. Sen. 17, 61; cf.: “officiorum conjunctione me privatum videbam,id. Brut. 1, 1: “cum invidiosum se propter nimias opes viderit,Just. 32, 4, 4.—With ut and ind. (poët.): “nonne vides, croceos ut Tmolus odores, India mittit ebur,Verg. G. 1, 56.—
B. In partic.
4. To see, i. e. reach, attain, obtain, enjoy.
5. Pregn., to see, i. e. go to see, visit (colloq.; cf.: “viso, inviso): sed Septimium vide et Laenatem,Cic. Att. 12, 14, 1: “quā re etiam Othonem vide,id. ib. 12, 37, 4: “videbis ergo hominem, si voles,id. ib. 4, 12 init.: “mane videas Plinium domi,Plin. Ep. 1, 5, 8; Suet. Tib. 7.—Pass., to receive attention, be visited, Amm. 14, 7, 10.—
6. Me vide, rely on me, trust me, believe me, a formula of exhortation and assurance (ante-class.), Plaut. Trin. 3, 3, 79 Brix ad loc.; id. Mil. 2, 4, 23 Lorenz ad loc.; id. Rud. 3, 3, 18; id. Merc. 5, 4, 53; Ter. And. 2, 2, 13; id. Phorm. 4, 4, 30.—
(γ). With nom. and inf.: “ut exstinctae potius amicitiae quam oppressae esse videantur,Cic. Lael. 21, 78: “ut tamquam a praesentibus coram haberi sermo videretur,id. ib. 1, 3: “quae (sapientia) videtur in hominem cadere posse,id. ib. 26, 100: visus 'st in somnis pastor ad me adpellere, Att. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 22, 44 B. and K.: “ut Aratus ab Jove incipiendum putat, ita nos rite coepturi ab Homero videmur,Quint. 10, 1, 46.—With dat. of pers.: “divitior mihi et affluentior videtur esse vera amicitia,Cic. Lael. 16, 58.—
c. Pregn., videtur (alicui), it seems proper, right, or fit, it seems good to any one; he (she, etc.) pleases, likes.
(α). With dat. of pers.: “tibi si videbitur, villis iis utere, quae, etc.,Cic. Fam. 14, 7, 3: “velim Lentulum puerum visas eique de mancipiis, quae tibi videbitur, attribuas,id. Att. 12, 28, 3: “qui imitamur, quos cuique visum est,id. Off. 1, 32, 118: “ut consul, quem videretur ei, cum imperio mitteret, qui, etc.,Liv. 31, 3, 2; 29, 20, 4: si ei videretur, integram rem ad senatum reiceret, if he pleased, a formula of politeness, Liv. 26, 16, 4 Weissenb. ad loc.; “31, 4, 2: ut, si videretur ei, maturaret venire,id. 34, 46, 5.—
(β). Without dat.: “ubi visum est, sub vesperum dispersi discedunt,Caes. B. G. 5, 58: eam quoque, si videtur, correctionem explicabo, Cic. Ac. 1, 9, 35: “nunc, si videtur, hoc, illud alias,id. Tusc. 1, 11, 23: M. Num non vis audire, etc.? A. Ut videtur, as you will, id. ib. 1, 32, 77: “si videatur,Liv. 6, 25, 2; 26, 22, 7.
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