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Lewis : gesto

gesto, gesto, āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. a. and n. gero. Act., to bear, to carry, to have; to wear, wield (mostly poet. and in postAug. prose; for fero, porto, gero, habeo). Lit.: quae olim parva gestavit crepundia, Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 36: quae nisi fecissem, frustra Telamone creatus Gestasset laeva taurorum tergora septem (i. e. scutum), Ov. M. 13, 347: clavos trabales et cuneos manu ahena (Necessitas), Hor. C. 1, 35, 19: gemmam digito, Plin. 2, 63, 63, § 158: coronam lauream capite, Suet. Tib. 69; cf. Ov. M. 2, 366: ferrum et scopulos gestare in corde, id. ib. 7, 33: non obtunsa adeo gestamus pectora, Verg. A. 1, 567; cf.: neque jam livida gestat armis Brachia, Hor. C. 1, 8, 10: mercem sine fucis, id. S. 1, 2, 83: quem ego puerum tantillum in manibus gestavi meis, Ter. Ad. 4, 2, 24: post cervicibus fractis caput abscidit, idque affixum gestari jussit in pilo, * Cic. Phil. 11, 2, 5; cf. Vell. 2, 27, 3: agnam lecticā, Hor. S. 2, 3, 214: dorso, sicut jumenta, onera gestare, Curt. 4, 2; cf.: arma umeris, Liv. 27, 48, 16: in umeris, Vulg. Isa. 46, 7: suum in pectore testem, Juv. 13, 198: cur in hoc digito gestaretur annulus, Macr. Sat. 7, 13, 11: lorum in collo pro bullae decore, id. ib. 1, 6, 13.—Absol.: (elephantos) decem annis gestare in utero vulgus existimat, to go with young, Plin. 8, 10, 10, § 28: ex urbe atque Italia irritamenta gulae gestabantur, Tac. H. 2, 62; cf. Sen. Q. N. 5 fin.— In partic., gestari, to be carried about (in a litter, carriage, boat, etc.), to take the air, to ride, drive, sail, etc., for pleasure: nunc exerceamur, nunc gestemur, nunc prandeamus, Sen. Ep. 122 med.; cf. Mart. 12, 17, 3: gestatus bijugis Regulus esset equis, id. 1, 13, 8: porticus in qua gestetur dominus, Juv. 7, 179: equus gestandi gratia commodatum, for the sake of a ride, Gai. Inst. 3, 196; cf. in the foll. II.

Trop.: hicine non gestandus in sinu est? i. e. to be dearly loved, Ter. Ad. 4, 5, 75: tu quidem Meum animum gestas: scis, quid acturus siem, know my wish, Plaut. Merc. 3, 3, 11; cf.: rex te ergo in oculis ... gestare, Ter. Eun. 3, 1, 11.

In partic., to carry about, to report, blab, tell: homines qui gestant quique auscultant crimina, Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 12: pessimum genus hominum videbatur, qui verba gestarent: sunt qui vitia gestant, Sen. Ep. 123.

Neutr., like veho, in the signif. of I. A. 2., to be carried out, to ride, drive, sail, etc., to take the air (very rare): simul gestanti, conspecto delatore ejus, Vis, inquit, etc., Suet. Dom. 11: ne ad gestandum quidem umquam aliter iter ingressus, quam ut, etc., id. Galb. 8.