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-monstro , āvi, ātum, 1 (
I.arch. inf. pass.: “demonstrarier,Ter. Ph. 2, 1, 76), v. a., to point out, as with the finger; to indicate, designate, show (freq. and class.).
I. Lit.
A. In gen. (cf.: indico, significo, ostendo): ubi habitet (mihi) demonstrarier (volo—with commonstrarier), Ter. l. l.; cf.: “itinera ipsa ita putavi esse demonstranda, ut commonstrarem tantum viam, et ut fieri solet, digitum ad fontes intenderem,Cic. de Or. 1, 46 fin.: “non ea figura, quae digito demonstrari potest,id. Rep. 6, 24; so, “too, aliquid digito,Quint. 6, 3, 38: “aliquem averso pollice,id. 11, 3, 104: “aliquid nutu vel manu,id. 1, 5, 36: “eum volo mihi demonstretis hominem,Plaut. Poen. 3, 2, 16: “thesaurum mi in hisce aedibus,id. Trin. 1, 2, 113: “itinera cum cura,Liv. 23, 33: “unum ex iis,Suet. Aug. 94 et saep.: “ut ante demonstrabant, quid ubique esset ... item nunc, quid undique oblatum sit, ostendunt,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 59: demonstres ubi sint tuae tenebrae, Catull. 55, 2.—Absol.: histrio ita demonstraverat (had gesticulated), ut bibentem natantemque faceret, Suet. Ner. 39.—
2. Poet. of a subject not personal: “demonstrant astra salebras,Prop. 3, 16, 15 (4, 15, 15 M.).—
B. Esp., jurid. t. t.: fines, to point out the boundaries, i.e. to deliver a piece of land to the purchaser, Cic. pro Tull. § 17; Dig. 18, 1, 18; 21, 2, 45.—
C. Pregn., to guide by pointing out the way: “si equus ille decessit qui demonstrabat quadrigam,Dig. 31, 1, 65, § 1.—
II. Trop., to designate, indicate, by speech or writing; to show, prove, demonstrate; to represent, describe; also simply to mention (in this signif. often in Caes. —for syn. cf.: monstro, commonstro, comprobo, probo, declaro).
(β). With acc. and inf.: “mihi Fabius demonstravit, te id cogitasse facere,Cic. Fam. 3, 3, 2; id. Inv. 1, 31: “demonstrant sibi praeter agri solum nihil esse reliqui,Caes. B. G. 1, 11, 5; 2, 17, 2; 7, 41, 2 (with exponunt); 7, 43, 2 et saep.—Pass. with nom. and inf.: “altera parte imbecillitas, inopia fuisse demonstrabitur,Auct. Her. 2, 4, 7: “si eo ipse in genere, quo arguatur, integer ante fuisse demonstrabitur,Cic. Inv. 1, 11, 36; Hyg. Astr. 2, 14; 2, 21.—
b. Of an inanimate subject: “quae hoc demonstrare videantur,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 63: “quod proximus demonstrabit liber,Quint. 1, 10, 49: “littera causam,Tib. 3, 2, 27: “laus ac vituperatio quale sit quidque demonstrat,id. 3, 4, 14 al.
c. Pass. impers.: “naves XVIII., de quibus supra demonstratum est,Caes. B. G. 4, 28; id. B. C. 1, 56, 2: “erant, ut supra demonstratum est, legiones Afranii tres,id. ib. 1, 39; 2, 34; “and without supra,id. ib. 3, 62: “quem a Pompeio missum in Hispaniam demonstratum est,id. ib. 1, 38; so with an acc. and inf., id. ib. 2, 28; “2, 42, 5: ad flumen Axonam contenderunt, quod esse post nostra castra demonstratum est,id. B. G. 2, 9, 3.
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