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ignosco , nōvi, nōtum, 3 (
I.plqpf. sync. ignosset, Sil. 8, 619; part. fut. ignosciturus, Piso Frugi ap. Prisc. p. 887; Ambros. de Noë, 13, 47; also ignoturus, Cic. ap. Prisc. p. 886), v. a. 2. in-gnosco, nosco; lit., not to wish to know, not to search into; hence, with esp. reference to a fault or crime, to pardon, forgive, excuse, overlook (class.; syn.: parco, indulgeo); constr. alicui (aliquid, quod, si, etc.), with simple aliquid or absol.
(γ). Absol. (rare but class.): “ignosce: orat, confitetur, purgat: quid vis amplius?Ter. Phorm. 5, 8, 46: “quotiens ignoscimus (in dicendo),Quint. 6, 2, 14: “ad ejus facti deprecationem ignoscendi petenda venia est,Cic. Part. Or. 37, 131; cf. id. Pis. 41, 98: “contemnere fulmina pauper creditur atque deos, dis ignoscentibus ipsis,” i. e. conniving, winking, Juv. 3, 146.—Pass. impers.: “ignotum est, tacitum est,Ter. Ad. 3, 4, 28.—Hence, ignoscens , entis, P. a., forgiving, inclined to forgiveness, placable: “animus ignoscentior,Ter. Heaut. 4, 1, 32.
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