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Lewis : erigo

erigo, ērĭgo, rexi, rectum, 3, v. a. rego, to raise or set up, to erect (very freq. and class.). Lit. In gen.: rubrum jubar, Lucr. 4, 404: caput, id. 5, 1208: ar borem (with extollere), Cic. Fin. 5, 14, 39: hominem, to form erect, id. Leg. 1, 9, 26: os, id. ib. 3, 85; jacentem, Curt. 7, 3, 17: hastas, Liv. 1, 27, 8; 33, 10: digitum, Quint. 11, 3, 120: manus ad tectum, id. 11, 3, 118; cf.: scalas ad moenia, Liv. 32, 14: agmen in adversum clivum, to lead up, id. 9, 31 fin.: cf. id. 3, 18; 9, 43; 10, 26; Tac. Agr. 36: aciem in collem, id. H. 4, 71: oculos, i. e. to raise. Cic. Sest. 31, 68.

With se, or (more freq., esp. since the Aug. per.) mid., to set one's self up, to rise: connituntur (pueri), ut sese erigant, Cic. Fin. 5, 15, 42; so, sese aut sublevare (Alces), Caes. B. G. 6, 27, 2: statura breves in digitos eriguntur, i. e. raise themselves on tiptoe, Quint. 2, 3, 8; cf.: in ungues, id. 11, 3, 120: in armos (equus), Stat. Th. 6, 502: in auras, Ov. M. 3, 43; 15, 512: sub auras, Verg. A. 8, 25: ad sidera (fumus), id. ib. 9, 214 et saep.

Said of rising ground, Verg. A. 8, 417; Tac. G. 46; cf. under P. a.— In partic. To build, construct, erect (rarely): turres, Caes. B. C. 1, 26, 1: saxeas turres, Flor. 3, 2 fin.: quis totidem erexit villas, Juv. 1, 94.

Milit. t. t., to cause to halt, stop, because of the erect posture assumed: Albanus erigit totam aciem, Liv. 1, 27, 6.

Trop. In gen., to arouse, excite: erigite mentes auresque vestras et me attendite, Cic. Sull. 11, 33; cf. aures (with animum attendere), id. Verr. 2, 1, 10: animos ad audiendum, id. Ac. 2, 4, 10: cum res relata exspectatione certaminis senatum erexisset, had aroused, excited, Liv. 37, 1; cf. under P.a. B. 2.: aculeos severitatis in rem, etc., Cic. Cael. 12, 29: libertas malis oppressa civilibus extollere jam caput et aliquando se erigere debebat, id. Planc. 13 fin.: paululum se erexit et addidit historiae majorem sonum vocis, id. de Or. 2, 12 fin.— In partic., to raise up, cheer up, encourage: erigebat animum jam demissum et oppressum Oppianicus, Cic. Clu. 21, 58; cf. id. ib. 70, 200; id. Att. 1, 16, 9: spem, Tac. H. 4, 71: illam tu provinciam afflictam et perditam erexisti atque recreasti, id. Verr. 2, 3, 91; cf.: rempublicam, Pompeius ap. Cic. Att. 8, 12, C fin.: rempublicam ex tam gravi casu, Liv. 6, 2, 1: multos populos ad cupidinem novae fortunae, id. 21, 19: Germanos ad spem belli, Caesarem ad coercendum, Tac. A. 2, 25; cf. id. ib. 2, 71; Flor. 3, 18, 3: Lusitanos, id. 2, 17, 15: fiduciam Pori, Curt. 8, 13, 16: animos ad spem, id. 4, 7, 1 et saep.: non dubito quin tuis litteris se magis etiam erexerit ab omnique sollicitudine abstraxerit, Cic. Deiot. 14; so, se, id. Brut. 3, 12; id. Agr. 2, 32, 87; id. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 1; 1, 3, 5; cf.: se in spem, Liv. 3, 1, 2: se ad spem libertatis, Just. 11, 1, 2: se ad imitationem, Quint. 2, 3, 10.—Mid., Just. 6, 4, 4; 23, 1, 14; Tac. H. 2, 74 fin.; id. A. 2, 71.—Hence, ērectus, a, um, P. a., set up; upright; elevated, lofty. Prop.: primum eos (homines) humo excitatos celsos et erectos constituit, Cic. N. D. 2, 56; cf.: erectus et celsus status, ib. Or. 18, 59: incessus, Tac. H. 1, 53: vultus, Ov. M. 1, 86; and in the comp.: coxae, Cels. 7, 16: viriditas culmo geniculato, Cic. de Sen. 15: prorae, Caes. B. G. 3, 13, 2; cf.: petra in metae modum, Curt. 8, 11; and in the comp., Claud. Idyll. 6, 11.—Sup., Jul. Valer. Res Gest. Alex. M. 1, 31.

Trop. Elevated, lofty, noble: celsus et erectus et ea quae homini accidere possunt omnia parva ducens, Cic. Tusc. 5, 14, 42; cf. animus (with magnus), id. Deiot. 13, 36; in the comp.: erectior homo, id. Off. 1, 30: habet mens nostra natura sublime quiddam et erectum et impatiens superioris, Quint. 11, 1, 16; cf. Tac. Agr. 4.

In a bad sense, haughty, lofty, Cic. de Or. 1, 40 fin.; cf. id. Font. 11.

Intent, attentive, on the stretch: judices, Cic. Brut. 54, 200; cf.: suspensique (Horatii), Liv. 1, 25: plebs, civitas exspectatione, id. 2, 54; 3, 47: vos ad libertatem recuperandam (with ardentes), Cic. Phil. 4, 5: mens circa studia, Quint. 1, 3, 10: studium in legendo, Cic. Fam. 5, 12, 5: multitudo, Tac. H. 4, 81; cf.: erecta in Othonem studia, lively sympathies, id. ib. 2, 11.—Comp.: ad agendum erectiores, Quint. 9, 4, 12.

Animated, encouraged, resolute: legiones nostrae in eum saepe locum profectae alacri animo et erecto, unde, etc., Cic. de Sen. 20, 75: nunc vero multo sum erectior, id. Phil. 4, 1, 2: erectis animis, Tac. A. 3, 7.—Adv.: ērectē (acc. to B. 3.), boldly, courageously (late Lat.); in the comp.: judicare, Gell. 7, 3 fin.: loqui, Amm. 15, 5.