Definition of ambigo
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LNS
ambigō, ambigere, -, -
ago
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to go about or around
  2. to wander about
  3. to waver, hesitate, be undecided, to doubt, be in suspense
  4. Personal
  5. To argue, debate about something
  6. To contend, dispute, wrangle
Abbreviations
amb-igo, ere (perf. tense not used), v. n. ago. Lit., to go about or around: ambigens patriam et declinans, Tac. A. 6, 15 fin.

— Trop., to wander about; to waver, hesitate, be undecided, to doubt, be in suspense (syn. dubito; class., but mostly in prose).

—In this sense in Cic. either impers. or pass. Impers.: Quale quid sit, ambigitur, is uncertain, Cic. de Or. 2, 26: omnis res eandem habet naturam ambigendi, de quā disceptari potest, i. e. admits of arguments for and against, id. ib. 3, 29: ambigitur, quotiens uter utro sit prior, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 55: de nomine ipso ambigi video, Plin. 33, 1, 4, ยง 10: adspici aliquando eam volucrem, non ambigitur, it cannot be doubted, Tac. A. 6, 28.

— Personal: cui rei primum occurreret, ambigebat, Just. 29, 4: Alexandrum regnum Asiae occupaturum haud ambigere, Curt. 3, 3; Tac. A. 12, 65: causa, de quā tu ambigis, Gell. 14, 2: ambigebant de illis, Vulg. Act. 5, 24.

— Pass.: ambigitur status, in quo etc., Lucr. 3, 1074: in eo jure, quod ambigitur inter peritissimos, of which there is a doubt, Cic. de Or. 1, 57; 2, 24: in eis causis, quae propter scriptum ambiguntur, id. ib. 2, 26.

— Transf. To argue, debate about something: ut inter eos, qui ambigunt, conveniat, quid sit id, de quo agatur, Cic. Fin. 2, 2: ambigere de vero, id. Or. 36.

— To contend, dispute, wrangle, etc.: vicini nostri ambigunt de finibus, * Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 90: ambigunt agnati cum eo, qui est heres, Cic. Inv. 2, 42: de fundo, id. Caecin. 8: de hereditate, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 45: de regno, Liv. 40, 15.
 
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