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Lewis : auspicor

auspicor, auspĭcor, ātus, 1, v. dep. from auspex, as auguror from augur, to take the auspices. Lit. In gen.: (Gracchus) cum pomerium transiret, auspicari esset oblitus, Cic. N. D. 2, 4, 11: tripudio auspicari, id. Div. 1, 35, 77; 2, 36, 77: Fabio auspicanti aves non addixere, Liv. 27, 16, 15; 4, 6, 3; 6, 41, 5 sq. al.

Esp., aliquid or absol., also with inf., to make a beginning, for the sake of a good omen, to begin, enter upon (first freq. after the Aug. per.): ipsis Kal. Januariis auspicandi causā omne genus operis instaurant, Col. 11, 2, 98: auspicandi gratiā tribunal ingredi, Tac. A. 4, 36: non auspicandi causā, sed studendi, Plin. Ep. 3, 5, 8: auspicatus est et jurisdictionem, Suet. Ner. 7: auspicabar in Virginem (aquam) desilire, Sen. Ep. 83, 5.

In gen., to begin, enter upon a thing: auspicari culturarum officia, Col. 11, 2, 3; 3, 1, 1: homo a suppliciis vitam auspicatur, Plin. 7, prooem. § 3: militiam, Suet. Aug. 38: cantare, id. Ner. 22.

Trop.: senatorium per militiam auspicantes gradum, attaining, receiving it through military services, Sen. Ep. 47, 10.!*? Act. access. form auspĭco, āre, to take the auspices: praetor advenit, auspicat auspicium prosperum, Naev. 4, 2 (Non. p 468, 28): (magistratus) publicae [rei] cum auspicant, Caecil. ap. Non. l. l. (Com. Rel. p. 66 Rib.): auspicetis: cras est communis dies, Atta, ib. (Com. Rel. p. 161 Rib.): Non hodie isti rei auspicavi, Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 12: mustelam, to receive, accept as an augury, id. Stich. 3, 2, 46: super aliquā re, Gell. 3, 2.

Pass. Abl. absol.: auspĭcātō, after taking the auspices: Romulus non solum auspicato urbem condidisse, sed ipse etiam optimus augur fuisse traditur, Cic. Div. 1, 2, 3: Nihil fere quondam majoris rei nisi auspicato ne privatim quidem gerebatur, id. ib. 1, 16, 28: qui et consul rogari et augur et auspicato, id. N. D. 2, 4, 11; id. Div. 2, 36, 72; 2, 36, 77: plebeius magistratus nullus auspicato creatur, Liv. 6, 41, 5 sq.; 5, 38; 1, 36; 28, 28: Hunc (senatum) auspicato a parente et conditore urbis nostrae institutum, Tac. H. 1, 84; 3, 72 al.

auspĭcātus, a, um, part., consecrated by auguries: auspicato in loco, Cic. Rab. Perd. 4: non auspicatos contudit impetus Nostros, Hor. C. 3, 6, 10: auspicata comitia, Liv. 26, 2, 2 al.

Acc. to auspicor, II., begun: in bello male auspicato, Just. 4, 5.

auspĭcātus, a, um, as P. a., fortunate, favorable, lucky, prosperous, auspicious: cum Liviam auspicatis rei publicae ominibus duxisset uxorem, Vell. 2, 79, 2.

Comp.: Venus auspicatior, Cat. 45, 26: arbor, Plin. 13, 22, 38, § 118.—Sup.: auspicatissimum exordium, Quint. 10, 1, 85; Plin. Ep. 10, 28, 2: initium, Tac. G. 11.—Adv.: auspĭcātō, under a good omen, auspiciously: ut ingrediare auspicato, at a for tunate moment, in a lucky hour, Plaut. Pers. 4, 4, 57: Haud auspicato huc me appuli, Ter. And. 4, 5, 12: qui auspicato a Chelidone surrexisset, Cic. Verr. 1, 40, 144.—Comp. auspicatius: auspicatius mutare nomen, Plin. 3, 11, 16, § 105: gigni, id. 7, 9, 7, § 47.