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festino, festīno, āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and a. [cf. Gr. θείνω ; Lat. -fendo in defendo, offendo, -festus in manifestus, etc., and fustis, Corss. Ausspr. 2, 190; Curt. Gr. Etym. p. 255]. Neutr., to hasten, make haste, hurry, be quick (class.; not in Caes.; syn.: propero, celero, maturo): aliud est properare, aliud festinare. Qui unum quid mature transigit, is properat: qui multa simul incipit neque perficit, is festinat, Cato ap. Gell. 16, 14, 2; id. ap. Paul. ex Fest. s. v. properare, p. 235 Müll.; ap. Non. 441, 22: propemodum quid illic festinet sentio, Plaut. Trin. 3, 1, 14: aput nos eccillam festinat cum sorore uxor tua, id. Stich. 4, 1, 30: quid festinas? Ter. Eun. 4, 3, 8; cf.: quamquam festinas, non est mora longa, Hor. C. 1, 28, 35; Sall. Fragm. ap. Don. Ter. Eun. 4, 3, 8: ibi, Plaut. Stich. 5, 3, 4: plura scripsissem, nisi tui festinarent, Cic. Fam. 12, 22, 4; cf. id. Att. 6, 2 fin.: solent nautae festinare quaestus sui causa, id. Fam. 16, 9, 4: esseda festinant, pilenta, petorrita, naves, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 192: in provinciam festinare, Quint. 6, 3, 39: ad portas, Sall. J. 69, 2; cf.: ad singulare Antonii factum festinat oratio, Cic. Phil. 1, 1, 3: ad probationem, Quint. 4, 3, 8; cf. id. 4, 5, 10: quis te festinare jubet? Juv. 14, 212.—Prov.: festina lente ( σπεῦδε βραδέως ), Suet. Aug. 25. Transf., as v. a., to make haste with a thing, to hasten, hurry, accelerate, do speedily. With an object-clause (class.): ut migrare tanto opere festines, Cic. Fam. 7, 23 fin.: ne festinaret abire, Sall. J. 64, 4: ultum ire injurias, id. ib. 68, 1: finem imponere, Quint. 9, 4, 146: sequi, Curt. 6, 6, 25: componere lites, Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 12: quae laedunt oculum, festinas demere, id. ib. 1, 2, 38: terris advertere proram, Verg. G. 4, 117: aram congerere arboribus, id. A. 6, 177; cf.: callidus id modo festinabat, Bocchi pacem imminuere, ne, etc., Sall. J. 81 fin.: universis prodesse festinet, Inscr. Orell. 775.

With acc. (not in Cic.): festivum festinant diem, hasten to celebrate, Enn. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 9, 401 (Trag. v. 434 ed. Vahl.): ni id festinaret, Sall. J. 77, 1: ad bellum cuncta, id. ib. 73, 1: soleas festinate (sc. dare), id. Fragm. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 12, 425: festinare fugam, Verg. A. 4, 575: vias, Stat. Th. 2, 478: poenas, Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 61: pyram, Sil. 8, 52: vestes, Stat. S. 2, 1, 128: caedes, patibula, ignes, cruces, Tac. A. 14, 33: mortem in se, to bring on speedily, id. ib. 4, 28: pyram, prepares in haste, Sil. 8, 52.—In pass.: quod animo cupienti nihil satis festinatur, Sall. J. 64 fin.: ea cuncta per idoneos ministros festinabantur, Tac. H. 2, 82: cum belli civilis praemia festinarentur, id. ib. 3, 37: nec virgines festinantur, are not married early, id. G. 20: adoptio festinatur, id. A. 12, 25; 6, 50; id. H. 3, 37.—In part. perf., hastened, accelerated: festinata maturitas, Quint. 6 praef. § 10; iter, Ov. P. 4, 5, 8: missio, Tac. A. 1, 52: casus, id. ib. 6, 44: nuptiae, Suet. Aug. 69: honores, i. e. obtained before the proper time, Luc. 8, 24; Plin. Pan. 69, 5: festinatis annis raptus, by an early death, Mart. 7, 40, 7; cf.: festinatis lictorum manibus in carcerem raptus, Tac. A. 6, 40: mors domini gladiis tam festinata, prematurely inflicted, Juv. 4, 96.—* With se, to make haste, Gell. 14, 2, 9.—Hence, festīnans, antis, P. a., hasty, in haste: ille properans, festinans, mandata vestra conficere cupiens, Cic. Phil. 9, 3, 6: haec festinans scripsi in itinere atque agmine, id. Att. 6, 4 fin. —Adv.: festīnanter, hastily, speedily, quickly (class.): improbe, turbide, festinanter, rapide omnia videtis esse suscepta, Cic. Scaur. § 37: nimium festinanter dictum, id. Fin. 5, 26, 77.—Comp.: compositius cuncta quam festinantius agerent, Tac. A. 15, 3: factum quid, Gell. 10, 11, 8: publicatum, Suet. Aug. 29: germinant, Plin. 17, 11, 15, § 78.—Sup.: festinantissime, Aug. Ep. 250.

festīnāto, adv., hastily, hurriedly (post-Aug.): quam nihil praeparato, nihil festinato fecisse videtur Milo, Quint. 4, 2, 58; Suet. Claud. 16; Vulg. Gen. 44, 11 al.