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ergō (ergo, O.) subst. and adv.

I.I. As abl. following a gen, in consequence of, on account of, because of, for the sake of (old): lessum funeris ergo habento, C. (lex): dono militari virtutis ergo donari, L. (SC.): illius ergo, V.—
II.II. As adv., exactly, precisely: D. Mihin? S. tibi ergo, I mean just you, T.—Consequently, accordingly, therefore, then: Unus homo restituit rem ... Ergo viri nunc gloria claret: Aristoteli ea prima visa sunt, ergo nata est sententia, etc.: itaque ergo incenduntur, etc., L. — In a logical conclusion, consequently, therefore: ecquis igitur qui factum improbarit? omnes ergo in culpā: num ergo dubium est quin, etc., i. e. have I not fully proved, etc.—In successive inferences: igitur ... ergo ... ergo ... igitur, C.—In an argument, e contrario, then, therefore, so then, it is true then (always beginning the sentence): ergo illum maiores in civitatem receperunt; nos hunc eiciemus?—In a question asking an explanation, then, do you say? do you mean?: ergo in iis adulescentibus bonam spem esse dicemus, quos? etc.: dedemus ergo Hannibalem? dicet aliquis, L.: cum, quid ergo se facere vellent, percunctarentur, L.—With quid, why then?: Quid vos malum ergo me sic ludificamini? T.—In the phrase, quid ergo? what then? what follows?: quid ergo? inimici oratio me movit?: quid ergo? audacissimus ego?: quid ergo est? how then does the case stand?—In a command or exhortation, then, now, accordingly: vide ergo, hanc conclusionem probaturusne sis: desinite ergo loqui, Cs.—In resuming a thought, as I was saying; I say, then; well then: tres viae sunt ad Mutinam ... tres ergo ut dixi viae.—In beginning a speech, then, now (i. e. as the occasion requires): accipite ergo animis, V.

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