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nŏto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. nota,
I.to mark, to designate with a mark (syn.: signo, designo).
B. Transf.
1. To write: “scribit, damnatque tabellas, Et notat et delet,Ov. M. 9, 522.—
b. In partic., to write in short-hand or cipher, to set down in a summary form: “notando consequi,Quint. 1 prooem. § 1; 11, 2, 19; “4, 5, 22: notata, non perscripta erat summa,Suet. Galb. 5.—
2. To make remarks or notes on a writing, to remark: “idque et Labeo probat, sed Proculus apud eum notat, non semper debere dari,Dig. 3, 5, 9: “Marcellus apud Julianum notat: Non dubitamus, etc.,ib. 35, 1, 19; 50, 4, 18, § 26. —
II. Trop.
A. To signify, indicate, denote: “quae notant et designant turpitudinem aliquam non turpiter,Cic. de Or. 2, 58, 236: “notare res nominibus novis,id. Fin. 3, 2, 4: “illa, quae temporis naturam notant,id. Part. 11, 37.—
2. In partic.: aliquem, to allude to, hint at one: “senatum gestu,Suet. Ner. 39; cf.: “conjunx visa est duro vultu Dicta tulisse Jovis, seque indoluisse notatam,Ov. M. 9, 261.—
B. To mark, note, observe: “numerum in cadentibus guttis notare possumus,Cic. de Or. 3, 48, 186: “animadvertere et notare sidera,id. Div. 2, 43, 91: “cantus avium,id. ib. 1, 42, 94: “id caput notavi, et descriptum tibi misi,id. Fam. 7, 22: veris initium iste a Favoniā notare, id. Verr. 2, 5, 10, § 27; Plin. 2, 8, 6, § 29; Petr. 6 init.
C. Publicist's t. t., esp. of the censors, to mark or brand with infamy (nota) on account of a crime or fault, to censure, reprimand: “quos censores furti et captarum pecuniarum nomine notaverunt,Cic. Clu. 42, 120: “eques Romanus impolitiae notabatur,Gell. 4, 12, 2: “ita senatus rem, non hominem notavit,Cic. Mil. 11, 31; id. Clu. 47, 130: “aliquem ignominiā,id. Phil. 7, 9, 23: luxuria Cornelii non crimine aliquo libidinis, sed communi maledicto notabatur id. Balb. 25, 56: “ne is dedecore, maculā, turpissimā ignominiā notetur,id. Quint. 31, 99: “cujus improbitatem veteres Atticorum comoediae notaverunt,id. Brut. 62, 224: “stultus et improbus hic amor est dignusque notari,Hor. S. 1, 3, 24: “notante judice, quo nosti, populo,id. ib. 1, 6, 14: “aliquem joco,Suet. Ner. 5: “scripta famosa quibus primores viri notabantur,id. Dom. 8. Hence, * nŏtātus , a, um, P. a., marked, perceptible: “notatior similitudo,Auct. Her. 3, 22, 37 Orell. (al. notior).
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