Definition of aedifacio
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1.
LNS
aedifaciō, aedifacere, -, -
aedesfacio
verb (3rd IO conjugation)
  1. to erect a building, to build
  2. to build, raise, erect, establish any thing
  3. to build, construct
  4. to build up, establish
  5. to build up, instruct, edify
Abbreviations
aedifico, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. aedesfacio, lit. to erect a building, to build; and in gen., to build, raise, erect, or establish any thing. Lit.: aedificare cum sit proprie aedem facere, ponitur tamen καταχρηστικῶς in omni genere constructionis, Fest. p. 13 Mull.; hence in the first signif. for the most part Absol.: aedificare diu cogitare oportet, Cato, R. R. 3, 1: ecce aedificat, Plaut. Mil. 2, 2, 56: ad quem (usum) accommodanda est aedificandi descriptio, Cic. Off. 1, 39, 138; id. ib. 2, 23, 83: tribus locis aedifico, reliqua reconcinno, id. Q. Fr. 2, 6: lautius, id Leg. 2, 1, 3: belle, id. Att. 9, 13 al.: accuratius ad frigora atque aestus vitandos, Caes. B. G. 6, 22: diruit, aedificat, mutat quadrata rotundis, Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 100; so id. S. 2, 3, 308.

— With object: domum, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 4; so Vulg. Exod. 1, 21: casas, Hor. S. 2, 3, 247.

— In gen., to build, construct, etc.: navim, Plaut. Mer. prol. 87 piscinas, Varr. R. R. 3, 17, 5: navem, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 18: urbem, id. ib. 2, 4, 53; so Vulg. Exod. 1, 11: oppida, ib. 2 Para. 26, 6: turrim, ib. Matt. 21, 3: murum, ib. 2 Para. 33, 14: porticum, Cic. Dom. 43: hortos, id. Att. 9, 13: equum, Verg. A. 2, 16: mundum, Cic. Tusc. 1, 25: tot adhuc compagibus altum aedificat caput, i.e. makes it, by bands and hair ornaments, a high tower, Juv. 6, 501.

— Fig., to build up, establish: rem publicam, Cic. Fam. 9, 2.

—And (eccl.) in a religious sense, to build up, instruct, edify. Absol.: caritas aedificat, Vulg. 1 Cor. 8, 1: non omnia aedificant, ib. ib. 16, 23.

— With object: semetipsum, Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 4: alterutrum, ib. 1 Thess. 5, 11.
 
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