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facio, făcĭo, fēci, factum, 3, v. a. and n.; in pass.: fīo, factus, fĭĕri (imper. usually fac, but the arch form face is freq., esp. in Plaut. and Ter., as Plaut. As. prol. 4; 1, 1, 77; id. Aul. 2, 1, 30; id. Cist. 2, 1, 28; id. Ep. 1, 1, 37; 2, 2, 117; id. Most. 3, 2, 167 et saep.; Ter. And. 4, 1, 57; 4, 2, 29; 5, 1, 2; 14; id. Eun. 1, 2, 10 al.; Cato, R. R. 23, 1; 26; 32 al.; Cat. 63, 78; 79; 82; Ov. Med. fac. 60; Val. Fl. 7, 179 al.; futur. facie for faciam, Cato ap. Quint. 1, 7, 23; cf. dico, init., and the letter e: faxo, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 199; 2, 1, 42; 3, 3, 17; 3, 4, 14; 5, 1, 55 et saep.; Ter. And. 5, 2, 13; id. Eun. 2, 2, 54; 4, 3, 21 al.; Verg. A. 9, 154; 12, 316; Ov. M. 3, 271; 12, 594: faxim, Enn. ap. Non. 507, 23; Plaut. Am. 1, 3, 13; id. Aul. 3, 2, 6; 3, 5, 20 al.; Ter. And. 4, 4, 14; id. Heaut. 1, 2, 13: faxis, Hor. S. 2, 3, 38; Sil. 15, 362: faxit, Lex Numae in Paul. ex Fest. s. v. ALIVTA, p. 6 Müll.; Fragm. XII. Tab. ap. Gell. 20, 1, 12; Plaut. Capt. 3, 4, 90; 3, 5, 54; id. Cas. 3, 5, 6 al.; Ter. Heaut. 1, 2, 24; id. Phorm. 3, 3, 21: faximus, Plaut. Truc. 1, 1, 40: faxitis, an old form in Liv. 23, 11, 2; 25, 12, 10; 29, 27, 3: faxint, Plaut. Am. 2, 1, 85; id. Aul. 2, 1, 27; 2, 2, 79 al.; Ter. Heaut. 1, 1, 109; id. Hec. 1, 2, 27; 3, 2, 19; Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 35, § 81; id. Fam. 14, 3, 3.—In pass. imper.: fi, Plaut. Curc. 1, 1, 87; Hor. S. 2, 5, 38; Pers. 1, 1, 39: fite, Plaut. Curc. 1, 1, 89 al.—Indic.: facitur, Nigid. ap. Non. 507, 15: fitur, Cato ap. Prisc. p. 789: fiebantur, id. ib.: fitum est, Liv. Andron. ap. Non. 475, 16.—Subj.: faciatur, Titin. ib.—Inf.: fiere, Enn. ap. Charis. p. 75 P.; Ann. v. 15, ed. Vahl.; Laev. ap. Gell. 19, 7, 10.—On the long i of fit, v. Ritschl, prol. p. 184, and cf. Plaut. Capt. prol. 25: ut fit in bello) [prob. root bha-; Sanscr. bhasas, light; Gr. φα -, in φαίνω, φημί ; cf. fax, facetiae, facilis, Corss. Ausspr. 1, 423.—But Curt. refers facio to root θε- (strengthened THEK), Griech. Etym. p. 64], to make in all senses, to do, perform, accomplish, prepare, produce, bring to pass, cause, effect, create, commit, perpetrate, form, fashion, etc. (cf. in gen.: ago, factito, reddo, operor, tracto): verbum facere omnem omnino faciendi causam complectitur, donandi, solvendi, judicandi, ambulandi, numerandi, Dig. 50, 16, 218. Act. In gen. With acc.: ut faber, cum quid aedificaturus est, non ipse facit materiam, sed ea utitur, quae sit parata, etc. ... Quod si non est a deo materia facta, ne terra quidem et aqua et aër et ignis a deo factus est, Cic. N. D. Fragm. ap. Lact. 2, 8 (Cic. ed. Bait. 7, p. 121): sphaera ab Archimede facta, Cic. Rep. 1, 14: fecitque idem et sepsit de manubiis comitium et curiam, id. ib. 2, 17: aedem, id. ib. 2, 20: pontem in Arari faciundum curat, Caes. B. G. 1, 13, 1: castra, id. ib. 1, 48, 2; Cic. Fam. 15, 4, 4: faber vasculum fecit, Quint. 7, 10, 9: classem, Caes. B. G. 4, 21, 4: cenas et facere et obire, Cic. Att. 9, 13, 6: ignem lignis viridibus, id. Verr. 2, 1, 17, § 45: poëma, to compose, id. Pis. 29, 70: carmina, Juv. 7, 28: versus, id. 7, 38: sermonem, Cic. Fam. 9, 8, 1; cf. litteram, id. Ac. 2, 2, 6: ludos, to celebrate, exhibit = edere, id. Rep. 2, 20; id. Att. 15, 10; also i. q. ludificari, Plaut. Capt. 3, 4, 47: sementes, i. e. to sow, Caes. B. G. 1, 3, 1: messem, Col. 2, 10, 28: pecuniam, to make, acquire, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 6, § 17: manum (with parare copias), to collect, prepare, id. Caecin. 12, 33; so, cohortes, Caes. B. C. 3, 87, 4: exercitum, Vell. 2, 109, 2; and: auxilia mercede, Tac. A. 6, 33: iter, Cic. Att. 3, 1; id. Planc. 26, 65; id. Div. 1, 33, 73 et saep.; cf. also the phrases: aditum sibi ad aures, Quint. 4, 1, 46: admirationem alicujus rei alicui, to excite, Liv. 25, 11, 18; Sen. Ep. 115: aes alienum, Cic. Att. 13, 46, 4; Liv. 2, 23, 5; Sen. Ep. 119, 1: alienationem disjunctionemque, Cic. Lael. 21, 76: animum alicui, Liv. 25, 11, 10: arbitrium de aliquo, to decide, Hor. C. 4, 7, 21; opp. arbitrium alicui in aliqua re, i. e. to leave the decision to one, Liv. 43, 15, 5: audaciam hosti, id. 29, 34, 10: audientiam orationi, Cic. Div. in Caecil. 13, 42: auspicium alicui, Liv. 1, 34, 9; Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 86: auctoritatem, Cic. de Imp. Pomp. 15, 43: bellum, Cic. Off. 1, 11, 35; Caes. B. G. 3, 29, 2: multa bona alicui, Plaut. Poen. 5, 4, 46: castra, to pitch, Tac. H. 5, 1: caulem, to form, Col. Arb. 54: clamores, to make, raise, Cic. Brut. 95, 326: cognomen alicui, to give, Liv. 1, 3, 9: commercium sermonis, id. 5, 15, 5: concitationes, Caes. B. C. 3, 106 fin.: conjurationes, to form, id. B. G. 4, 30 fin.: consuetudinem alicui cum altero, Cic. Fam. 13, 23, 1: consilia alicui, Liv. 35, 42, 8: contentionem cum aliquo, Cic. Off. 1, 38, 137: controversiam, to occasion, id. Or. 34, 121: convicium magnum alicui, id. Fam. 10, 16, 1: copiam pugnandi militibus, Liv. 7, 13, 10: corpus, to grow fat, corpulent, Cels. 7, 3 fin.; Phaedr. 3, 7, 5: curam, Tac. A. 3, 52: damnum, to suffer, Cic. Brut. 33, 125: detrimentum, id. Verr. 2, 4, 9, § 20: desiderium alicujus, rei alicui, Liv. 3, 34, 7; 7, 24, 10: dicta, Ov. F. 2, 375; 3, 515: difficultatem, Quint. 10, 3, 10 and 16: discordiam, to cause, Tac. H. 3, 48: discrimen, Quint. 7, 2, 14; 11, 1, 43: disjunctionem (with alienationem), Cic. Lael. 21, 76: dolorem alicui, id. Att. 11, 8, 2: dulcedinem, Sen. Ep. 111: eloquentiam alicui (ira), Quint. 6, 2, 26: epigramma, to write, Cic. Arch. 10, 25: errorem, Sen. Ep. 67: eruptiones ex oppido, Caes. B. C. 2, 2, 5: exemplum, Quint. 5, 2, 2: exempla = edere or statuere, Plaut. Most. 5, 1, 66. exercitum, to raise, muster, Tac. A. 6, 33: exspectationem, Quint. 9, 2, 23: facinus, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 9, 1; Cic. Fin. 2, 29, 95; Tac. A. 12, 31: facultatem recte judicandi alicui, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 73, § 179: fallaciam, Ter. And. 1, 8, 7: famam ingenii, Quint. 11, 2, 46: fastidium, Liv. 3, 1, 7: favorem alicui, id. 42, 14, 10; Quint. 4, 1, 33: fidem alicui, Cic. Cat. 3, 2, 4; id. Att. 7, 8, 1; Quint. 6, 2, 18: finem, Cic. Att. 16, 16, 16; id. Rep. 2, 44: formidinem, to excite, Tac. H. 3, 10: fortunam magnam (with parare), Liv. 24, 22, 9: fraudem, Plaut. Mil. 2, 2, 9; Cic. Att. 4, 12: fugam fecerunt, stronger than fugerunt, Liv. 8, 9, 12 Weissenb.; Sall. J. 53, 3; but: cum fugam in regia fecisset (sc. ceterorum), Liv. 1, 56, 4; so, fugam facere = fugare, id. 21, 5, 16; 21, 52, 10: fugam hostium facere, id. 22, 24, 8; 26, 4, 8 al.: gestum vultu, Quint. 11, 3, 71: gradum, Cic. de Or. 2, 61, 249; id. Verr. 2, 2, 1, § 3; Quint. 3, 6, 8: gratiam alicujus rei, Liv. 3, 56, 4; 8, 34, 3: gratulationem alicui, Cic. Fam. 11, 18, 3; Sen. Ep. 6: gratum alicui, Ter. Eun. 4, 4, 56; Cic. Rep. 1, 21; cf.: gratissimum alicui, id. Fam. 7, 21 fin.: histrioniam, Plaut. Am. prol. 152: homicidium, to commit, Quint. 5, 9, 9: hospitium cum aliquo, Cic. Balb. 18, 42: imperata, Caes. B. G. 2, 3, 3: impetum in hostem, Cic. Fin. 1, 10, 34; Liv. 25, 11, 2: incursionem, Liv. 3, 38, 3: indicium, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 57, § 150: inducias, id. Phil. 8, 7, 20: initium, to begin, id. Agr. 2, 29, 79; cf.: initia ab aliquo, id. Rep. 1, 19: injuriam, id. ib. 3, 14 (opp. accipere); Caes. B. G. 1, 36, 4; Quint. 3, 6, 49; 10, 1, 115: insidias alicui, Cic. Mil. 9, 23: iram, Quint. 6, 1, 14: jacturam, Cic. Off. 3, 23, 89; id. Fin. 2, 24, 79; Caes. B. G. 7, 77, 7: judicium, Cic. Att. 7, 23, 2: judicatum, to execute, id. Fl. 20, 48: jus alicui, Liv. 32, 13, 6: jussa, Ov. F. 1, 379: laetitiam, Cic. Fin. 1, 7, 25: largitiones, id. Tusc. 3, 20, 48: locum poëtarum mendacio, Curt. 3, 1, 4: locum alicui rei, Cels. 2, 14 fin.; 7, 4, 3; Curt. 4, 11, 8; Sen. Ep. 91, 13 et saep.: longius, Cic. Leg. 1, 7, 22 al.: valde magnum, id. Q. Fr. 1, 2, 2, § 7: medicinam alicui, to administer, id. Fam. 14, 7: memoriam, Quint. 11, 2, 4: mentionem, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 11, 2: metum, to excite, Tac. A. 6, 36: turbida lux metum insidiarum faciebat, suggested, Liv. 10, 33, 5: metum alicui, id. 9, 41, 11: missum aliquem, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 58, § 134: modum irae, Liv. 4, 50, 4: moram, Cic. Att. 16, 2, 1; Plaut. Most. 1, 1, 72: morem alicujus rei sibi, Liv. 35, 35, 13: motus, id. 28, 46, 8: multam alicui, Cato ap. Gell. 11, 1, 6: munditias, id. R. R. 2, 4: mutationem, Cic. Sest. 12, 27; id. Off. 1, 33, 120: multa alicui, id. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 5, § 16: naufragium, to suffer, id. Fam. 16, 9, 1: negotium alicui, to give to do, make trouble for, Quint. 5, 12, 13; Just. 21, 4, 4: nomen alicui, Liv. 8, 15, 8; cf. nomina, to incur debts, Cic. Off. 3, 14, 59: odium vitae, Plin. 20, 18, 76, § 199: officium suum, Ter. Phorm. 4, 5, 12: omnia amici causa, Cic. Lael. 10, 35; id. Fam. 5, 11, 2: opinionem alicui, id. Div. in Caecil. 14, 45: orationem, id. de Or. 1, 14, 63; id. Brut. 8, 30; id. Or. 51, 172: otia alicui, to grant, Verg. E. 1, 6: pacem, to conclude, Cic. Off. 3, 30, 109: pecuniam ex aliqua re, id. Verr. 2, 2, 6, § 17: periculum, Ter. Eun. 3, 2, 23; id. Heaut. 2, 1, 9; Tac. A. 13, 33; 16, 19; Sall. C. 33, 1: perniciem alicui, to cause, = parare, Tac. H. 2, 70: planum, Cic. Rosc. Am. 19, 54: potestatem, id. Cat. 3, 5, 11; id. Rep. 2, 28: praedam, Caes. B. G. 4, 34, 5; Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 60, § 156; Plaut. Poen. 3, 6, 8: praedas ab aliquo, Nep. Chabr. 2, 2: proelium, to join, Caes. B. G. 1, 13; Cic. Deiot. 5, 13; Liv. 25, 1, 5; Tac. H. 4, 79; id. A. 12, 40: promissum, Cic. Off. 3, 25, 95: pudorem, Liv. 3, 31, 3: ratum, id. 28, 39, 16: rem, Ter. Ad. 2, 2, 12: reum, to accuse, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 38: risum, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 9, 1; Quint. 6, 1, 40; 48: scelus, to commit, Tac. H. 1, 40: securitatem alicui, Liv. 36, 41, 1: sermonem, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 26, § 66: significationem ignibus, Caes. B. G. 2, 33, 3: silentium, Liv. 24, 7, 12: somnum, to induce, Juv. 3, 282: spem, Cic. Att. 3, 16; Liv. 30, 3, 7: s ῥέζειν, to perform or celebrate a religious rite; to offer sacrifice, make an offering, to sacrifice: res illum divinas apud eos deos in suo sacrario quotidie facere vidisti, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 8, § 18: sacra pro civibus, id. Balb. 24, 55: sacrificium publicum, id. Brut. 14, 56.—Absol.: a sacris patriis Junonis Sospitae, cui omnes consules facere necesse est, consulem avellere, Cic. Mur. 41, 90.—With abl.: cum faciam vitulā pro frugibus, Verg. E. 3, 77: catulo, Col. 2, 22, 4.—Pass. impers.: cum pro populo fieret, Cic. Att. 1, 13, 3: quibus diis decemviri ex libris ut fieret, ediderunt, Liv. 37, 3, 5.

In gram., to make, form in inflecting: cur aper apri et pater patris faciat? Quint. 1, 6, 13; so id. 14; 15; 27; cf.: sic genitivus Achilli et Ulixi fecit, id. 1, 5, 63; 1, 6, 26: eadem (littera) fecit ex duello bellum, id. 1, 4, 15.

In late Lat., (se) facere aliquo, to betake one's self to any place: intra limen sese facit, App. 5, p. 159, 25; without se: homo meus coepit ad stelas facere, Petr. 62: ad illum ex Libya Hammon facit, Tert. Pall. 3.

Peculiar phrases. Quid faciam (facias, fiet, etc.), with abl., dat., or (rare) with de, what is to be done with a person or thing? quid hoc homine facias? Cic. Sest. 13, 29; id. Verr. 2, 2, 16, § 40: nescit quid faciat auro, Plaut. Bacch. 2, 3, 100: quid tu huic homini facias? Cic. Caecin. 11, 30; cf.: quid enim tibi faciam, id. Att. 7, 3, 2: quid faceret huic conclusioni, i. e. how should he refute, etc., id. Ac. 2, 30, 96: quid facias illi? Hor. S. 1, 1, 63: miserunt Delphos consultum quidnam facerent de rebus suis, Nep. Them. 2: quid fecisti scipione? what have you done with the stick? or, what has become of it? Plaut. Cas. 5, 4, 6; cf. id. ib. 5, 4, 9.—In pass.: quid Tulliolā meā fiet? Cic. Fam. 14, 4, 3: quid illo fiet? quid me? id. Att. 6, 1, 14: quid fiet artibus? id. Ac. 2, 33, 107: quid mihi fiet? Ov. A. A. 1, 536: quid de illa fiet fidicina igitur? Plaut. Ep. 1, 2, 48: de fratre quid fiet? Ter. Ad. 5, 9, 39.—Absol.: quid faciat Philomela? fugam custodia claudit? Ov. M. 6, 572: quid facerem? neque servitio me exire licebat, etc., Verg. E. 1, 41 al.

Fit, factum est aliquo or aliqua re, it happens to, becomes of a person or thing: volo Erogitare, meo minore quid sit factum filio, Plaut. Capt. 5, 1, 32: nec quid deinde iis (elephantis) factum sit, auctores explicant, Plin. 8, 6, 6, § 17: quid eo est argento factum? Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 106.—Hence, Esp., si quid factum sit aliquo, if any thing should happen to one (i. q. si quid acciderit humanitus), euphemistically for if one should die: si quid eo factum esset, in quo spem essetis habituri? Cic. de Imp. Pomp. 20, 59; cf.: eum fecisse aiunt, sibi quod faciendum fuit, Plaut. Poen. 5, 1, 23.

Ut fit, as it usually happens, as is commonly the case: praesertim cum, ut fit, fortuito saepe aliquid concluse apteque dicerent, Cic. Or. 53, 177: queri, ut fit, incipiunt, id. Verr. 2, 2, 23, § 56: dum se uxor, ut fit, comparat, id. Mil. 10, 28: fecit statim, ut fit, fastidium copia, Liv. 3, 1, 7.

Fiat, an expression of assent, so be it! very good! fiat, geratur mos tibi, Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 146; id. As. 1, 1, 27; id. Am. 2, 2, 138; id. Most. 4, 3, 44 al.

Dictum ac factum, no sooner said than done, without delay, at once; v. dictum under dico, A. d.

In certain phrases the ellipsis of facere is common, e. g. finem facere: Quae cum dixisset, Cotta finem, Cic. N. D. 3, 40, 94; id. Fin. 4, 1 init.—With nihil aliud quam, quid alium quam, nihil praeterquam, which often = an emphatic Engl. only (but not in Cic.): Tissaphernes nihil aliud quam bellum comparavit, Nep. Ages. 2: per biduum nihil aliud quam steterunt parati, Liv. 34, 46; Suet. Caes. 20; id. Aug. 83; Liv. 2, 63; 4, 3; 3, 26.—So with nihil amplius quam, nihil prius quam, nihil minus quam, Liv. 26, 20; 35, 11; Suet. Dom. 3. Neutr. With adverbs, to do, deal, or act in any manner: recta et vera loquere, sed neque vere neque recte adhuc Fecisti umquam, Plaut. Capt. 5, 2, 7; v. recte under rego: bene fecit Silius, qui transegerit, Cic. Att. 12, 24, 1: seu recte seu perperam, to do right or wrong, id. Quint. 8, 31: Dalmatis di male faciant, id. Fam. 5, 11 fin.: facis amice, in a friendly manner, id. Lael. 2, 9; cf.: per malitiam, maliciously, id. Rosc. Com. 7, 21: humaniter, id. Q. Fr. 2, 1, 1: imperite, id. Leg. 1, 1, 4: tutius, Quint. 5, 10, 68: voluit facere contra huic aegre, Ter. Eun. 4, 1, 10: bene facere, to profit, benefit (opp. male facere, to hurt, injure), Ter. Ad. 5, 8, 25; 5, 7, 19; Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 22; id. Capt. 5, 2, 23; v. also under benefacio and benefactum.

Facere cum or ab aliquo, to take part with one, to side with one; and opp. contra (or adversus) aliquem, to take part against one: si respondisset, idem sentire et secum facere Sullam, Cic. Sull. 13, 36; cf.: cum illo consulem facere, id. Att. 6, 8, 2; and: secum consules facere, id. Planc. 35, 86: auctoritatem sapientissimorum hominum facere nobiscum, id. Caecin. 36, 104; cf.: rem et sententiam interdicti mecum facere fatebatur, id. ib. 28, 79: cum veritas cum hoc faciat, is on his side, id. Quint. 30, 91: commune est, quod nihilo magis ab adversariis quam a nobis facit, id. Inv. 1, 48, 90: omnes damnatos, omnes ignominia affectos illac (a or cum Caesare) facere, id. Att. 7, 3, 5: quae res in civitate duae plurimum possunt, eae contra nos ambae faciunt in hoc tempore, id. Quint. 1, 1: neque minus eos cum quibus steterint quam adversus quos fecerint, Nep. Eum. 8, 2: cum aliquo non male facere, to be on good terms with, Ov. Am. 3, 762.

In late Lat. facere cum aliqua = vivere cum aliqua, to live in matrimony, to be married, Inscr. Orell. 4646.

Ad aliquid, alicui, or absol., to be good or of use for any thing; to be useful, of service: chamaeleon facit ad difficultatem urinae, Plin. 22, 18, 21, § 46; Scrib. Comp. 122: ad talem formam non facit iste locus, Ov. H. 16, 190; cf. id. ib. 6, 128; id. Am. 1, 2, 16 al.: radix coronopi coeliacis praeclare facit, Plin. 22, 19, 22, § 48; so with dat., Plin. Val. 2, 1; Prop. 3 (4), 1, 20: facit autem commode ea compositio, quam, etc., Col. 7, 5, 7; 8, 17, 13: nec caelum, nec aquae faciunt, nec terra, nec aurae, do not benefit me, Ov. Tr. 3, 8, 23: mire facit in peroratione confessio, Quint. 11, 3, 173; 171; cf. with a subject-clause: plurimum facit, totas diligenter nosse causas, id. 6, 4, 8: ad aliquid or alicui signifies also to suit, fit: non faciet capiti dura corona meo, Prop. 3, 1, 19; cf. Ov. H. 16, 189.

Like the Gr. ποιεῖν or δρᾶν, and the Engl. to do, instead of another verb (also for esse and pati): factum cupio (sc. id esse), Plaut. Truc. 4, 4, 24: factum volo, id. Bacch. 3, 3, 91; id. Most. 3, 2, 104: an Scythes Anacharsis potuit pro nihilo pecuniam ducere, nostrates philosophi facere non potuerunt? Cic. Tusc. 5, 32, 90: nihil his in locis nisi saxa et montes cogitabam: idque ut facerem, orationibus inducebar tuis, id. Leg. 2, 1, 2; cf.: Demosthenem, si illa pronuntiare voluisset, ornate splendideque facere potuisse, id. Off. 1, 1 fin.; and: cur Cassandra furens futura prospiciat, Priamus sapiens hoc idem facere nequeat? id. Div. 1, 39, 85; so id. Ac. 2, 33, 107; id. Att. 1, 16, 13; Planc. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 18, 2; Nep. Chabr. 3, 4; 4, 3 al.: vadem te ad mortem tyranno dabis pro amico, ut Pythagoreus ille Siculo fecit tyranno (here also with the case of the preceding verb), Cic. Fin. 2, 24 fin. (v. Madv. ad h. l. p. 278): jubeas (eum) miserum esse, libenter quatenus id facit (i. e. miser est), what he is doing, Hor. S. 1, 1, 64: in hominibus solum existunt: nam bestiae simile quiddam faciunt (i. q. patiuntur or habent), Cic. Tusc. 4, 14; so, ne facias quod Ummidius quidam (= ne idem experiaris, ne idem tibi eveniat), Hor. S. 1, 1, 94.

Facere omitted, especially in short sentences expressing a judgment upon conduct, etc.: at stulte, qui non modo non censuerit, etc., Cic. Off. 3, 27, 101.—Hence, factus, a, um, P. a. As adjective ante-class. and very rare: factius nihilo facit, sc. id, i. e. nihilo magis effectum reddit, is no nearer bringing it about, Plaut. Trin. 2, 3, 6; cf. Lorenz ad loc.—Far more freq., In the neutr. as subst.: factum, i (gen. plur. factūm, Enn. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 31, 66 Trag. 81), that which is done, a deed, act, exploit, achievement (syn.: res gestae, facinus). In gen.: depingere, Ter. Phorm. 1, 5, 38: facere factum, Plaut. Truc. 2, 7, 5; id. Mil. 3, 1, 139: dicta et facta, Ter. Eun. 5, 4, 19; id. Heaut. 4, 5, 12: opus facto est, id. Phorm. 4, 5, 4: ecquod hujus factum aut commissum non dicam audacius, sed, etc., Cic. Sull. 26, 72: meum factum probari abs te triumpho gaudio, Caes. ap. Cic. Att. 9, 16, A. 1; 14, 9, 2: quod umquam eorum in re publica forte factum exstitit? id. ib. 8, 14, 2: praeclarum atque divinum, id. Phil. 2, 44, 114: egregium, id. Fam. 10, 16, 2; id. Cael. 10, 23: factum per se improbabile, Quint. 7, 4, 7; 6, 1, 22: illustre, Nep. Arist. 2, 2; cf.: illustria et gloriosa, Cic. Fin. 1, 11, 37: forte, id. Att. 8, 14, 2: dira, Ov. M. 6, 533: nefanda, id. H. 14, 16 al.; but also with the adv.: recte ac turpiter factum, Caes. B. G. 7, 80, 5; cf.: multa huius (Timothei) sunt praeclare facta sed haec maxime illustria, Nep. Timoth. 1, 2; v. Zumpt, Gram. § 722, 2: dimidium facti, qui coepit, habet, Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 40: quo facto aut dicto adest opus, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 15 et saep.: famam extendere factis, Verg. A. 10, 468: non hominum video. non ego facta boum, doings, i. e. works, Ov. H. 10, 60.

In partic., bonum factum, like the Gr. ἀγαθὴ τύχη, a good deed, i. e. well done, fortunate (ante-class. and post-Aug.): bonum factum'st, edicta ut servetis mea, Plaut. Poen. prol. 16; cf. id. ib. 44; cf.: hoc factum est optimum, ut, etc., id. Ps. 1, 2, 52: majorum bona facta, Tac. A. 3, 40; cf. id. ib. 3, 65. —At the commencement of edicts, Suet. Caesar, 80; id. Vit. 14; Aur. Vict. Vir. Ill. 49, 17; Tert. Pudic. 1.—(But in the class. per. factum in this sense is a participle, and is construed with an adv.: bene facta, Sall. C. 8, 5; id. J. 85, 5; Cic. Tusc. 2, 26, 64: recte, male facta, id. Off. 2, 18, 62: male facto exigua laus proponitur, id. Leg. Agr. 2, 2, 5; id. Brut. 43, 322; Quint. 3, 7, 13; cf. Krebs, Antibarb. p. 460).—* facteon, a word jestingly formed by Cicero, after the analogy of the Greek, for faciendum: quare, ut opinor, φιλοσοφητέον, id quod tu facis, et istos consulatus non flocci facteon, Cic. Att. 1, 16, 13 Orell. N. cr. (for facteon, Ernesti has ἐατέον ).