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vīso , si, sum, 3, v. freq. a. and n. video, look at attentively, to view, behold, survey (class.).
I. Lit.: “ludos nuptiales,Plaut. Cas. 5, 1, 2: “ex muris visite agros vestros ferro inique vastatos,Liv. 3, 68, 2: “praeda Macedonica omnis, ut viseretur, exposita,id. 45, 33, 5: “ubi audiret potius contumelias inperatoris quam viseret,Tac. A. 14, 1.— Absol.: “vise, specta tuo arbitratu,Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 106: “visendi causā venire,Cic. Tusc. 5, 3, 9: “undigue visendi studio Trojana juventus Circumfusa ruit,Verg. A. 2, 63. —P. a.: visendus, to be seen, worth seeing: “ornatus,Cic. Vatin. 13, 31: “arbores visendae magnitudinis,Plin. 16, 44, 91, § 242.—Pass.: nec civitas ulla visitur, is seen, i. e. exists, Amm. 16, 3, 1.—Subst.: vīsenda , ōrum, n., objects worth notice, sights: “Athenae multa visenda habentes,Liv. 45, 27.—
II. Transf.
A. To go or come in order to look at, to see to, look after; constr. with acc., a rel.-clause, or ad.
(α). With acc.: “illa in arcem abivit, aedem visere Minervae,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 8, 59; cf. id. Rud. 5, 1, 6: fit concursus per vias; “Filios suos quisque visunt,id. Ep. 2, 2, 28.—
(γ). With ad: “vise ad portum,Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 114: “accensus dicit sic: omnes Quirites, inlicium visite huc ad judices,Varr. L. L. 6, § 88 Müll.—
B. To go to see, to visit any one, esp. a sick person (qs. to see how he is).
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