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festīno , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [cf. Gr. θείνω; Lat. -fendo in defendo, offendo, -festus in manifestus, etc., and fustis, Corss. Ausspr. 2, 190; Georg Curtius Gr. Etym. p. 255].
I. Neutr., to hasten, make haste, hurry, be quick (class.; not in Caes.; syn.: propero, celero, maturo): aliud est properare, aliud festinare. Qui unum quid mature transigit, is properat: qui multa simul incipit neque perficit, is festinat, Cato ap. Gell. 16, 14, 2; id. ap. Paul. ex Fest. s. v. properare, p. 235 Müll.; ap. Non. 441, 22: “propemodum quid illic festinet sentio,Plaut. Trin. 3, 1, 14: “aput nos eccillam festinat cum sorore uxor tua,id. Stich. 4, 1, 30: “quid festinas?Ter. Eun. 4, 3, 8; cf.: “quamquam festinas, non est mora longa,Hor. C. 1, 28, 35; Sall. Fragm. ap. Don. Ter. Eun. 4, 3, 8: “ibi,Plaut. Stich. 5, 3, 4: “plura scripsissem, nisi tui festinarent,Cic. Fam. 12, 22, 4; cf. id. Att. 6, 2 fin.: “solent nautae festinare quaestus sui causa,id. Fam. 16, 9, 4: “esseda festinant, pilenta, petorrita, naves,Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 192: “in provinciam festinare,Quint. 6, 3, 39: “ad portas,Sall. J. 69, 2; cf.: “ad singulare Antonii factum festinat oratio,Cic. Phil. 1, 1, 3: “ad probationem,Quint. 4, 3, 8; cf. id. 4, 5, 10: “quis te festinare jubet?Juv. 14, 212.—Prov.: festina lente (σπεῦδε βραδέως), Suet. Aug. 25.
II. Transf., as v. a., to make haste with a thing, to hasten, hurry, accelerate, do speedily.
(β). With acc. (not in Cic.): festivum festinant diem, hasten to celebrate, Enn. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 9, 401 (Trag. v. 434 ed. Vahl.): “ni id festinaret,Sall. J. 77, 1: “ad bellum cuncta,id. ib. 73, 1: soleas festinate (sc. dare), id. Fragm. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 12, 425: “festinare fugam,Verg. A. 4, 575: “vias,Stat. Th. 2, 478: “poenas,Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 61: “pyram,Sil. 8, 52: “vestes,Stat. S. 2, 1, 128: “caedes, patibula, ignes, cruces,Tac. A. 14, 33: “mortem in se,to bring on speedily, id. ib. 4, 28: “pyram,prepares in haste, Sil. 8, 52.—In pass.: “quod animo cupienti nihil satis festinatur,Sall. J. 64 fin.: “ea cuncta per idoneos ministros festinabantur,Tac. H. 2, 82: “cum belli civilis praemia festinarentur,id. ib. 3, 37: “nec virgines festinantur,are not married early, id. G. 20: “adoptio festinatur,id. A. 12, 25; 6, 50; id. H. 3, 37.—In part. perf., hastened, accelerated: “festinata maturitas,Quint. 6 praef. § 10; “iter,Ov. P. 4, 5, 8: “missio,Tac. A. 1, 52: “casus,id. ib. 6, 44: “nuptiae,Suet. Aug. 69: “honores,” i. e. obtained before the proper time, Luc. 8, 24; Plin. Pan. 69, 5: “festinatis annis raptus,by an early death, Mart. 7, 40, 7; cf.: “festinatis lictorum manibus in carcerem raptus,Tac. A. 6, 40: “mors domini gladiis tam festinata,prematurely inflicted, Juv. 4, 96.—*
(γ). With se, to make haste, Gell. 14, 2, 9.—Hence,
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