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vŏvĕo , vōvi, vōtum, 2, v. a. and n. etym. dub.,
I.to vow, i. e. to promise solemnly or sacredly; to devote, dedicate, consecrate something to a deity (syn.: promitto, recipio, dico, dedico).
II. Transf. (from the wish implied in every vow), to wish, wish for a thing (in the verb. finit. rare, and only poet.; “syn. opto): elige, quid voveas,Ov. M. 12, 200: “quae modo voverat, odit,id. ib. 11, 128: “quid voveat dulci nutricula majus alumno?Hor. Ep. 1, 4, 8.— With ut: “ut tua sim voveo,Ov. M. 14, 35: “quae voveam, duo sunt: minimo ut relevere labore, etc.,id. ib. 9, 675.
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