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Lewis : vigilo

vigilo, vĭgĭlo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and a. [vigil]. Neutr., to watch, i. e. to be or keep awake at night, not to sleep, be wakeful (class.; syn. excubo). Lit.: ad multam noctem vigilare, Cic. Rep. 6, 10, 10: de nocte, id. Q. Fr. 2, 15, 2: proximā nocte, id. Cat. 3, 3, 6: usque ad lucem, Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 46: ad ipsum Mane, Hor. S. 1, 3, 17.—With a homogeneous object: in lectitando ... vigilias vigilare, Gell. N. A. praef. § 19.—Impers.: redeo si vigilatur et hic, Mart. 12, 68, 6.—Transf.: vigilat Troicus ignis, burns continually, Stat. S. 1, 1, 35; so, flamma, Flor. 1, 2, 3: lumina (of a light-house), Ov. H. 18, 31.—Prov. Hic vigilans somniat, i. e. builds castles in the air, Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 68; cf.: num ille somniat Ea, quae vigilans voluit? Ter. And. 5, 6, 8.

Qui imperata effecta reddat, non qui vigilans dormiat, who dreams with his eyes open, goes to sleep over a thing, Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 152; cf.: et vigilans stertis, Lucr. 3, 1048: vigilanti stertere naso, Juv. 1, 57.—Impers. pass.: redeo, si vigilatur et hic, Mart. 12, 68, 6.

Trop. In gen., to be watchful, vigilant: vigilantes curae, Cic. Div. 1, 43, 96: oculi vigilantes, Verg. A. 5, 438.

In partic., to keep watch over any thing, to be watchful or vigilant: vigilandum est semper: multae insidiae sunt bonis, Att. ap. Cic. Planc. 24, 59 (Trag. Rel. p. 138 Rib.): excubabo vigilaboque pro vobis, Cic. Phil. 6, 7, 18: vigila, Chrysippe, ne tuam causam deseras, id. Fat. 6, 12: ut vivas, vigila, Hor. S. 2, 3, 152: studiis vigilare severis, to engage in, Prop. 2, 3, 7: janitor ad dantes vigilet, id. 4 (5), 5, 47: Mars, vigila, an invocation to Mars at the breaking out of a war, acc. to Serv. ad Verg. A. 8, 3.

Act., to watch through, spend in watching, to do or make while watching (poet.): noctes vigilantur amarae, Ov. H. 12, 169; so, vigilata nox, id. F. 4, 167: ubi jam breviorque dies et mollior aetas, Quae vigilanda viris, Verg. G. 1, 313: carmen vigilatum, Ov. F. 4, 109: vigilati labores, id. Tr. 2, 11: magia occulta noctibus vigilata, pursued by night, App. Mag. p. 304, 28.—Hence, vĭgĭlans, antis, P. a. (acc. to I. B. 2.), watchful, anxious, careful, vigilant: vigilantes et boni et fortes et misericordes, Cic. Rosc. Am. 48, 139: vigilans et acutus tribunus plebis, id. Agr. 1, 1, 3: vigilans et industrius homo, id. Att. 8, 11, B, 1: sentiet in hac urbe esse consules vigilantis, id. Cat. 2, 12, 27.—Comp.: nemo paratior, vigilantior, compositior, Cic. Verr. 1, 11, 32.—Sup.: dux (Hannibal), Val. Max. 9, 1, ext. 1.—Adv.: vĭgĭlanter, watchfully, carefully, vigilantly, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 64, § 144.—Comp.: vigilantius, Cic. Rep. 6, 24, 26.—Sup.: vigilantissime, Cic. Mur. 15, 32.—* vĭ-gĭlātē, adv., for vigilanter, watchfully, vigilantly, Gell. 3, 14, 12.