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oblīviscor , lītus (archaic
I.inf. obliscier. Att. Tr. 190; 488), 3, v. dep. ob and livor, q. v.; livēre, to become dark; hence, to have the mind darkened, forget, to forget; constr. with gen. of pers. and with gen. or acc. of thing; less freq. with inf. or a rel.clause (class.; cf. dedisco).
(α). With gen. of person: “vivorum memini, nec tamen Epicuri licet oblivisci,Cic. Fin. 5, 1, 3: nescio hercule, neque unde eam, neque quorsum eam; “ita prorsum oblitus sum mei,I have so completely forgotten myself, been lost in thought, Ter. Eun. 2, 3, 15: “regisque ducumque meique,Ov. M. 13, 276: “dum tu ades, sunt oblitae sui,Cic. Fam. 9, 12, 1: “nec oblitus sui est Ithacus discrimine tanto,was not forgetful of himself, untrue to his nature, Verg. A. 3, 629; cf. Val. Fl. 3, 664: sui, to forget one's self, know nothing of one's former self, sc. after death, Sen. Herc. Fur. 292; also, to forget one's self in a character represented or assumed: “tamquam in eo tragoediae argumento sui oblitus tantum Catonem cogitāsset,Tac. Or. 2. —
(δ). With inf.: “oblita pharetram tollere,Ov. M. 2, 439: “suas quatere pennas,id. ib. 4, 676: dicere aliquid. Ter. And. 5, 1, 22: “obliviscor, Roscium et Cluvium viros esse primarios,Cic. Rosc. Com. 17, 50.—(ε) With a rel.clause: “in scriptis obliviscebatur, quid paulo ante posuisset,Cic. Brut. 60, 218.—
b. Poet., transf., of things: “saeclis obliviscentibus,” i. e. causing forgetfulness, Cat. 68, 43: “oblito pectore,id. 64, 207: pomaque degenerant sucos oblita priores, forgetting, i. e. being deprived of losing, Verg. G. 2, 59; imitated by Col. poët. 10, 408.—
c. Prov.: “oblivisci nomen suum,to forget one's own name, to have a bad memory, Petr. 66.—
d. Part. fut. pass.: “oblitusque meorum, obliviscendus et illis,Hor. Ep. 1, 11, 9: “obliviscendi stratiotici,Plaut. Mil. 4, 8, 49.!*? In Pass. signif. (poet. and late Lat.): “post emancipationem in totum adoptivae familiae obliviscuntur,Dig. 23, 2, 60, § 6: “oblita carmina,Verg. E. 9, 53; Val. Fl. 2, 388: “oblitos superūm dolores,id. 1, 791: “suis hominibus oblitus,August. Mus. 4, 4.
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