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Lewis : contemplor

contemplor, contemplor, ātus, 1 (arch. inf. contemplarier, Plaut. Poen. 5, 3, 10), v. dep. templum, I. A. (orig. pertaining to the lang. of augury; cf. Varr. L. L. 7, § 9 Müll.), to look at, view attentively, to survey, behold, gaze upon, give attention to, observe, consider, contemplate, = considero (class. in prose and poetry). Physically. Absol.: sed Is hac abiit; contemplabor, Plaut. Cist. 4, 2, 35: satis ut contemplata modo sis, Ter. Heaut. 4, 1, 4: contemplator, cum, etc., Lucr. 2, 113; 6, 189; Verg. G. 1, 187; 4, 61.

With obj. acc.: cum intueor et contemplor unumquemque vestrum, Cic. Planc. 1, 2: contemplari unum quidque otiose et considerare coepit, id. Verr. 2, 4, 15, § 33: cum caelum suspeximus caelestiaque contemplati sumus, id. N. D. 2, 2, 4: oculis pulchritudlnem rerum, id. ib. 2, 38, 98; cf. Hor. S. 1, 2, 91: loci naturam ab omni parte, Liv. 35, 28, 2: aliquem, Plaut. Poen. 5, 3, 10: vultum, Ter. Phorm. 1, 4, 32: lituras codicis, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 16, § 41: nummos in arcā, Hor. S. 1, 1, 67: udum Tibur, id. C. 3, 29, 6 al.

Mentally (several times in Cic.): propone tibi duos reges, et id animo contemplare, quod oculis non potes, Cic. Deiot. 14, 40: aliquid secum considerare et contemplari, id. Off. 1, 43, 153: ut totam causam acerrime contemplemini, id. Fl. 11, 26: res, id. N. D. 1, 27, 77.—Absol., Cic. de Or. 1, 33, 151.