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neglĕgo (less correctly neglĭgo and neclĕgo ), exi, ectum, 3 (
I.perf subj. neglegerit, acc. to the form of the simple verb, Aem. Mac. ap. Diom. 366 P.; and id. ap. Prisc. p. 895 P.; also, acc. to the best MSS., in Sall. J. 40, 1, neglegisset; v. Kritz and Fabri, ad h. l.), v. a. nec-lego (qs. not to pick up, i. e.), to not heed, not trouble one's self about, not attend to, to slight, neglect, be regardless of, indifferent to; constr. with acc. or an object-clause; rarely with de or absol.
II. In partic., to make light of, not to care for, to slight, despise, disregard, contemn, neglect (syn.: “despicio, sperno, contemno, fastidio): qui periculum fortunarum et capitis sui pro meā salute neglexit,Cic. Fam. 14, 4, 2: “tantam pecuniam captam,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 94, § 218: “cum et bellum ita necessarium sit, ut neglegi non possit,id. Imp. Pomp. 16, 49: “legem,id. Vatin. 2, 5: “minas,id. Quint. 30, 92: “imperium alicujus,Caes. B. G. 5, 7: “injurias alicujus,to pass over, overlook, id. ib. 1, 36: “iram alicujus,Plaut. Merc. 5, 2, 97: “deos,Sall. C. 10, 4: “se semper credunt neglegi, i. e. contemni,Ter. Ad. 4, 3, 16.—
(γ). With a foll. ne: “neglegens, ne quā populus laboret,unconcerned, careless, Hor. C. 3, 8, 25 (securus, non timens, Schol.).—
(δ). Absol.: “bonus tantummodo segnior fit, ubi negligas,when you neglect him, Sall. J. 31, 28.—Hence,
A. neg-lĕgens (neglĭg-, neclĕg- ), entis, P. a., heedless, careless, unconcerned, indifferent, negligent, neglectful.
1. In gen.: neclegens dictus est non legens neque dilectum habens, quid facere debeat, omissā ratione officii sui, Paul. ex Fest. p. 162 Müll.: “improvidi et neglegentes duces,Cic. Att. 7, 20, 2: “quoniam pater tam neglegens ac dissolutus est,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 69, § 162: “socors alicujus natura neglegensque,id. Brut. 68, 239: “in amicis deligendis neglegentes,id. Lael. 17, 62: “in aliquem,id. Fam. 13, 1, 5.—With gen.: “legum, officii, rei publicae, sociorum atque amicorum neglegentior,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 62, § 143: “amicorum inimicorumque (= prae stupore haud discernens),Tac. H. 3, 38: “lenocinii,Suet. Aug. 79: “domus tuae neglegentissimus,Pacat. Pan. Th. 31.—With circa: “circa deos ac religiones neglegentior,Suet. Tib. 69.—With inf.: “post illa obtegere eam neglegens fui,Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 61.—Of things: “alarum neglegens sudor,that proceeds from neglect, Petr. 128: “neglegentior amictus,Quint. 11, 3, 147: “neglegens sermo,id. 10, 7, 28; cf. “stilus,id. 2, 4, 13.—
2. In partic., with respect to one's fortune, heedless, careless, improvident: “in sumptu neglegens,Cic. Fam. 3, 8, 5: “adulescentia neglegens luxuriosaque,Liv. 27, 8; Quint. 7, 2, 29.—Hence, adv.: neglĕgenter (neglĭg- ), heedlessly, carelessly, negligently: “scribere (opp. diligenter),Cic. Rosc. Com. 2, 7: “gerunt et ferarum pelles, proximi ripae neglegenter, ulteriores exquisitius,Tac. G. 17: “audientes,Quint. 8, 2, 23: “petere pilam,id. 6, 3, 62; 2, 4, 17.—Comp.: “neglegentius asservare aliquid,Cic. Caecin. 26, 73.—Sup.: “neglegentissime amicos habere,Sen. Ep. 63, 7.—
B. neglectus , a, um, P. a., neglected, slighted, disregarded, despised: “cum ipsi inter nos abjecti neglectique simus,Cic. Fin. 3, 20, 66: “castra soluta neglectaque,Liv. 28, 1: “religio,Caes. B. G. 6, 17: “di,Hor. C. 3, 6, 7: “forma viros decet,Ov. A. A. 1, 509.—Sup.: “neglectissima progenies,Stat. Th. 7, 146.— Hence, * adv.: neglectē , carelessly, negligently: “neglectius incedebat,Hier. Ep. 39, n. 1.
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