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Lewis : fabricor

fabricor, fābrĭcor, ātus, 1 (archaic inf. fabricarier, Poëta ap. Cic. N. D. 2, 63, 159), v. dep. a., and (poet. and in post-Aug. prose) făbrĭ-co, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. fabrica, to make out of wood, stone, metal, etc., to frame, forge, construct, build. Lit. Form fabricor: heu Mulciber, arma ignavo es invictā fabricatus manu, Att. ap. Macr. S. 6, 5 (Rib. Trag. Rel. p. 208): ii, qui signa fabricantur, Cic. Off. 1, 41, 147: Capitolii fastigium, id. de Or. 3, 46, 180: gladium, id. Rab. Post, 3, 7: Jovi fulmen, id. Div. 2, 19, 43: naves, Tac. A. 14, 29: pontes et scalas fabricati, id. ib. 4, 51: (mundum) globosum est fabricatus, Cic. Univ. 6 Orell. N. cr. et saep.

Form fabrico: hunc (cratera) fabricaverat Alcon, Ov. M. 13, 683; cf.: pugnabant armis, quae post fabricaverat usus, Hor. S. 1, 3, 102: ratem, Phaedr. 4, 6, 9: fabricavit deceris Liburnicas, Suet. Calig. 37: vasa fabricabis, Vulg. Exod. 27, 3; id. Num. 32, 16 al.—In pass.: fabricata fago pocula, carved, made, Ov. M. 8, 670; cf.: simulacra ex auro vel argento fabricata, cast, molten, Suet. Ner. 32: in amphitheatro ligneo intra anni spatium fabricato, built, id. ib. 12: tela reponuntur manibus fabricata Cyclopum, forged, Ov. M. 1, 259; cf. Quint. 2, 16, 6; 3, 2, 2; Vell. 2, 79, 2: in nostros fabricata est machina muros, Verg. A. 2, 46: di qui hominis manu fabricati sunt, Vulg. Deut. 4, 28 et saep.

Transf., in gen., to prepare, form, fashion. Form fabricor: hoc affirmare potes, Luculle, esse aliquam vim cum prudentia et consilio scilicet, quae finxerit, vel, ut tuo verbo utar, quae fabricata sit hominem? Cic. Ac. 2, 27, 87; cf.: quanto quasi artificio natura fabricata esset primum animal omne, deinde hominem maxime, id. ib. 2, 10, 30: opus est fabricanda ad fulmina nubi, Lucr. 6, 365 Lachm. N. cr.; imitated: fabricantes fulmina nubes, Manil. 1, 853: ut ea ipsa dii immortales ad usum hominum fabricati paene videantur, Cic. N. D. 1, 2, 4; cf. id. de Or. 3, 45, 178: prandium opipare, App. M. 7, p. 192, 31: quod nihil esset clarius ἐναργεία, ut Graeci: (perspicuitatem aut evidentiam nos, si placet, nominemus fabricemurque, si opus erit, verba), etc., Cic. Ac. 2, 6, 17: fabricare quidvis, quidvis comminiscere, Plaut. As. 1, 1, 89; cf.: compara, fabricare, finge quod lubet, id. Bacch. 4, 4, 42. —Absol.: age modo, fabricamini, Plaut. Cas. 2, 8, 52.

Form fabrico: philosophia animum format et fabricat, Sen. Ep. 16, 3: qui fabricaverat illum (Platonem), Manil. 1, 772: ne fabricate moras, Sil. 16, 671.—In pass.: dum illa verba fabricentur et memoriae insidant, Quint. 10, 7, 2.