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Lewis : viso

viso, vīso, si, sum, 3, v. freq. a. and n. video, to look at attentively, to view, behold, survey (class.). Lit.: ludos nuptiales, Plaut. Cas. 5, 1, 2: ex muris visite agros vestros ferro inique vastatos, Liv. 3, 68, 2: praeda Macedonica omnis, ut viseretur, exposita, id. 45, 33, 5: ubi audiret potius contumelias inperatoris quam viseret, Tac. A. 14, 1.

Absol.: vise, specta tuo arbitratu, Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 106: visendi causā venire, Cic. Tusc. 5, 3, 9: undigue visendi studio Trojana juventus Circumfusa ruit, Verg. A. 2, 63. —P. a.: visendus, to be seen, worth seeing: ornatus, Cic. Vatin. 13, 31: arbores visendae magnitudinis, Plin. 16, 44, 91, § 242.—Pass.: nec civitas ulla visitur, is seen, i. e. exists, Amm. 16, 3, 1.—Subst.: vīsenda, ōrum, n., objects worth notice, sights: Athenae multa visenda habentes, Liv. 45, 27.

Transf. To go or come in order to look at, to see to, look after; constr. with acc., a rel.-clause, or ad. With acc.: illa in arcem abivit, aedem visere Minervae, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 8, 59; cf. id. Rud. 5, 1, 6: fit concursus per vias; Filios suos quisque visunt, id. Ep. 2, 2, 28.

With rel.-clause: ego quid me velles, visebam, Plaut. Stich. 2, 2, 4; id. Mil. 3, 1, 113; id. Bacch. 4, 8, 60; Ter. Phorm. 2, 4, 5 al.: visam si domi est, id. Heaut. 1, 1, 118; id. Eun. 3, 4, 7.

With ad: vise ad portum, Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 114: accensus dicit sic: omnes Quirites, inlicium visite huc ad judices, Varr. L. L. 6, § 88 Müll.

To go to see, to visit any one, esp. a sick person (qs. to see how he is). With acc.: constitui ad te venire, ut et viderem te et viserem et cenarem etiam, Cic. Fam. 9, 23: uxorem Pamphili, Ter. Hec. 3, 2, 6 sq.: quae Paphon visit, Hor. C. 3, 28, 15: altos Visere montes, id. ib. 1, 2, 8 et saep.

Pass., of places: propter quem Thespiae visuntur, is visited, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 2, § 4: Cn. Octavii domus cum vulgo viseretur, id. Off. 1, 39, 138.

With ad: aegram esse simulant mulierem: nostra ilico It visere ad eam, Ter. Hec. 1, 2, 114; cf.: L. Piso ap. Gell. 6, 9, 5; Lucr. 6, 1238; Ov. Am. 2, 2, 22.