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con-summo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. summa (not in use before the Aug. per.; most freq. in Quint.).
I. To cast or sum up.
2. Transf., of number, to make up, amount to: “is numerus consummat ... milia tria et ducenta,Col. 3, 5, 4; 3, 3, 10.—
B. Trop., to bring together, unite: “consummatam ejus (sc. Scipionis) belli gloriam, spectare,the gathered glory, Liv. 28, 17, 3 Weissenb. ad loc.—
II. To bring about, accomplish, complete, finish, perfect, consummate.
A. Prop.
1. In gen.: “quae consummatur partibus una dies,” i. e. an intercalary day, Ov. F. 3, 166: “rem,Liv. 29, 23, 4; cf. id. 28, 17, 3 supra: “opera,Col. 9, 13, 11: “operam,Quint. 2, 6, 6: “omnia (ars),id. 2, 17, 9: “facultatem orandi,id. 3, 5, 1: “partum,Col. 8, 5, 5: “sacrum,Sen. Herc. Fur. 1039: “parricidium,Curt. 6, 10, 14: “annum,Dig. 2, 15, 8 al.: “nihil felicitate consummari (potest), quod non Augustus repraesentaverit,Vell. 2, 89, 2. —
2. Absol., to complete a time of service (sc. stipendia), Suet. Calig. 44.—
III. Trop., to make perfect, to complete, perfect, bring to the highest perfection.
A. Of inanimate things: “nec denique ars ulla consummatur ibi, unde oriendum est,Quint. 3, 9, 9: “vitam ante mortem,Sen. Ep. 32, 3; Quint. 12, 1, 31 (v. the passage in connection): “ruris exercendi scientiam,Col. 8, 1, 1.—
B. Transf., of persons: “Severum consummari mors immatura non passa est,to attain to the highest grade, Quint. 10, 1, 89; 10, 2, 28: “cum est consummatus,when his education is complete, id. 10, 5, 14; cf.: “unā re consummatur animus, scientiā bonorum ac malorum inmutabili,Sen. Ep. 88, 28.— Hence, consummātus , a, um, P. a., brought to the highest degree, perfect, complete, consummate.
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