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Lewis : construo

construo, constrŭo, struxi, structum, 3 (part. fut. constrŭĭtūra, Ven. Carm. 2, 10 fin.), v. a. To heap, bring, or gather together, to heap or pile up (class.): acervos nummorum apud aliquem, Cic. Phil. 2, 38, 97; cf.: omnibus rebus et modis constructā et coacervatā pecuniā, id. Agr. 1, 5, 14; and acervum, Hor. S. 1, 1, 44: divitias, id. ib. 2, 3, 96: carros, to make a barricade, Sisenn. ap. Non. p. 195, 29: has omnes multas magnificasque res, Cic. de Or. 1, 35, 161; cf.: copiam ornamentorum uno in loco, id. ib. § 162: super prela congeriem, Plin. 18, 31, 74, § 318.

(Like compono, II.) To make by piling up, to make, fabricate, construct, build (class.; most freq. in Cic.). In gen.: construere atque aedificare mundum, Cic. N. D. 1, 8, 19: ut navem, ut aedificium idem destruit facillime qui construxit, id. Sen. 20, 72; cf. delubra, id. Leg. 2, 8, 19: arces, Sil. 8, 145: sepulcrum saxo quadrato, Liv. 1, 26, 14; cf.: horrea saxeo muro constructa, Suet. Ner. 38; and: pilam saxeam magnis molibus, Verg. A. 9, 712: cubilia sibi nidosque (aves), Cic. N. D. 2, 52, 129; cf. nidos, id. de Or. 2, 6, 23; and: nidum sibi, Ov. M. 15, 397: dentibus in ore constructis manditur cibus, arranged, Cic. N. D. 2, 54, 134: large multiplici constructae sunt dape mensae, furnished, * Cat. 64, 304.

Esp., in gram. lang., to connect grammatically, construct, Prisc. p. 1099 sq. P. et saep.