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Lewis : fundo

fundo,² fundo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. fundus, to lay the bottom, keel, foundation of a thing, to found (syn.: condo, exstruo, etc.). Lit. (perh. only poet.): haec carina satis probe fundata et bene statuta est, i. e. is laid, Plaut. Mil. 3, 3, 44 (v. Ritschl ad h. l.); dum mea puppis erat validā fundata carinā, Ov. P. 4, 3, 5; id. H. 16, 111: Erycino in vertice sedes fundatur Veneri Idaliae, is founded, Verg. A. 5, 759: sedes saxo vetusto. id. ib. 8, 478: arces, id. ib. 4, 260.

Transf., in gen., to fasten, secure, make firm: dente tenaci Ancora fundabat naves, Verg. A. 6, 4: (genus humanum) Et majoribus et solidis magis ossibus intus Fundatum, Lucr. 5, 928; 4, 828.

Trop., to found, establish, fix, confirm (class., esp. in part. perf.; cf.: firmo, stabilio): illud vero maxime nostrum fundavit imperium et populi Romani nomen auxit, quod, etc., Cic. Balb. 13, 31; cf.: quantis laboribus fundatum imperium, id. Cat. 4, 9, 19: qui (rei publicae status) bonorum omnium conjunctione et auctoritate consulatus mei fixus et fundatus videbatur, id. Att. 1, 16, 6: accurate non modo fundata verum etiam exstructa disciplina, id. Fin. 4, 1, 1; cf.: fundati a doctore, thoroughly instructed, Lact. 6, 21, 4: res publica praeclare fundata, Cic. Par. 1, 2, 10; cf.: qui legibus urbem Fundavit, Verg. A. 6, 810: in eorum agro sedes fundare Bastarnis, Liv. 40, 57, 5: libertatem, salutem, securitatem, Plin. Pan. 8, 1: jus civile, Dig. 1, 2, 2, § 39: vacuos Penates prole, Stat. S. 4, 7, 30; cf.: thalamos Tritonide nympha, i. e. to marry, Sil. 2, 65: partis et fundatis amicitiis, Q. Cic. Petit. Cons. 7, 25: fundatae atque optime constitutae opes, Cic. Rab. Post. 1, 1; cf.: nitidis fundata pecunia villis, well laid out, Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 46: nihil veritate fundatum, Cic. Fl. 11, 26; cf. Lucr. 5, 161.

Hence, fundātus, a, um, P. a., firm, fixed, grounded, durable (very rare). Lit.: quo fundatior erit ex arenato directura, etc., Vitr. 7, 3 med.: si permanetis in fide fundati, Vulg. Col. 1, 23.

Trop.: deflevi subitas fundatissimae familiae ruinas, Auct. Or. pro Domo, 36, 96.