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mīror , ātus, 1 (
I.act. collat. form, v. miro), v. dep. a. and n. Sanscr. smi, smile; Gr. μειδάω; cf.: mirus, nimīrum, to wonder or marvel at, to be astonished or amazed at a thing; to admire; constr. with acc., acc. with inf., with quod, si, quā ratione, quid, unde, etc., with de, and poet.; in Greek constr. also aliquem alicujus rei (class.).
(α). With acc.: “neglegentiam hominis,Cic. Att. 10, 5, 59: “illud jam mirari desino, quod ante mirabar,id. de Or. 2, 14, 59: “signa, tabulas pictas, vasa caelata,Sall. C. 11, 6: “praemia,Verg. G. 3, 49: “patrem,to honor admiringly, Stat. S. 5, 2, 75: “alia digna miratu,of admiring wonder, Sen. Ep. 94, 56: “mirari se,to admire one's self, be in love with one's self, be vain, Cat. 22, 17.—
(δ). With si: “idne tu miraris, si patrissat filius?Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 27: miror si, I should wonder, be surprised, if: “miror, in illā superbiā et importunitate si quemquam amicum habere potuit,Cic. Lael. 15, 54.—(ε) With rel.-clause: “ne miremini, quā ratione hic tantum potuerit,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 54, § 134: “ejus rei quae causa esset miratus,Caes. B. G. 1, 32: “miror, quid ex Piraeo abierit,Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 59: “satis mirari non possum, unde, etc.,Cic. N. D. 1, 34, 95: “si quis antea mirabatur, quid esset, quod, etc.,id. Sest. 1.—(ζ) With de: “de singulari impudentiā,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 2, § 6.—(η) With cum: ne quis miretur, cum tam clare tonuerit, Pompon. ap. Non. 473, 3 (Com. Rel. v. 4 Rib.).—(θ) Poet. in Greek constr. (θαυμάζω τινά τινος), aliquem alicujus rei: “(te) justitiaene prius mirer belline laborum,Verg. A. 11, 126.—
II. Trop.
A. To have a regard for: “familiaritates ... amantium nos amicorum et nostra mirantium,Cic. Off. 2, 8, 30.—
B. Of inanim. subjects (poet.): “(arbos) miraturque novas frondes et non sua poma,Verg. G. 2, 82.—Hence, mīran-dus , a, um, P. a., wonderful, strange, singular (class.): “in mirandam altitudinem depressum,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 27, § 68: “mirandum in modum,in a wonderful manner, id. Att. 9, 7, 3: “cliens,Juv. 10, 161: “fides,Stat. S. 1, 3, 20.—Neutr. absol.: mirandum est, unde, etc., the wonder is, etc., Juv. 10, 32.
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