Definition of ascribo, adscribo
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LNS
ascrībō, ascrībere, ascrīpsī, ascrīptus
adscrībō, adscrībere, adscrīpsī, adscrīptus
a, scribo, ad
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to annex by writing, to add to a writing
  2. in with acc
  3. in ea_dem lege
  4. To impute, ascribe, attribute to
  5. To place to one's credit, to settle, fix, designate, appoint
  6. to apply, refer something to one's self
Abbreviations
a-scrībo (ads-, Baiter, Halm, Weissenb., K. and H.; as-, Kayser), psi, ptum, 3, v. a., to annex by writing, to add to a writing (syn.: annumero, addo, insero, attribuo, tribuo). In gen. Lit., constr. absol. or with dat., in with acc. or abl. Absol.: non solum illud perscribunt, quod tum prohibiti sunt, sed etiam causam ascribunt cur etc., Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 35: illud minime auguris, quod adscripsit, ob eam causam, etc., id. Div. 1, 16, 29.

— With dat.: Terentia salutem tibi plurimam adscribit, Cic. Att. 1, 5 fin.: coheredem sibi libertum ejus adscriptum, Suet. Vit. 14.

— With in with acc. or abl.: hoc tibi respondeo: ascripsisse eundem Sullam in eandem legem: si quid, etc.: nam nisi esset, hoc in omnibus legibus non ascriberetur, Cic. Caecin. 33, 95 (B. and K., in eādem lege): antiquior dies in tuis adscripta litteris, id. ad Q. Fr. 3, 1, 3: in alterā epistulā diem non adscribis, do not add the date, id. Att. 3, 23: nomen suum in albo profitentium citharoedorum jussit adscribi, Suet. Ner. 21; id. Tib. 51 al.

—Esp. freq. of superscriptions and inscriptions: Recita epistulam. TIMARCHIDES VERRIS ACCENSVS APRONIO. Jam hoc quidem non reprehendo, quod ascribit ACCENSVS, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 66: non credo ascripturum esse magno, id. Agr. 2, 20: novo si marmori adscripserunt Praxitelem suo, Phaedr. 5, prol. 6: tumulo publice exstructo adscripserant, pro libertate eos occubuisse, Suet. Aug. 12 fin.: ut qui statuarum titulis pronepotem se Q. Catuli Capitolini semper adscripserit, id. Galb. 2; id. Ner. 45; id. Aug. 70.

— Trop. To impute, ascribe, attribute to one the cause of something: hoc incommodum Scipioni ascribendum videtur, Cic. Inv. 1, 49: panaces diis inventoribus adscriptum, Plin. 25, 4, 11, § 30; Claud. Laud. Stil. 2, 81; and (per hypallagen, cf. Rudd. II. p. 393): cur autem ascribimus illum his lacrimis (instead of illi has lacrimas), id. Rapt. Pros. 3, 419; cf. id. Idyll. 6, 81: nomini meo adscribatur victoria, Vulg. 2 Reg. 12, 28.

— To place to one's credit, i. e. to settle, fix, designate, appoint: eidem (servo) adscripsisse legatum, bequeathed to him, Plin. Ep. 4, 10.

—Poet.: culpam lues, olim cum adscriptus venerit poenae dies, Phaedr. 4, 11, 8.

— Adscribere sibi aliquid, to apply, refer something to one's self: qui facere quae non possunt, verbis elevant, Adscribere hoc debebunt exemplum sibi, Phaedr. 4, 3, 6.

— Esp., t. t., to enroll, enter in a list (as citizen, soldier, colonist, etc.): ascribi se in eam civitatem voluit, to be entered, received as a citizen, Cic. Arch. 4: si qui foederatis civitatibus ascripti fuissent, id. ib.: urbanae militiae adscribebatur, Tac. H. 2, 94: adscribantur ex Judaeis in exercitu regis ad triginta milia virorum, Vulg. 1 Macc. 10, 36: adscripti dicebantur qui in colonias nomina dedissent, ut essent coloni, Paul. ex Fest. p. 13 Mull.: colonos Venusiam adscripserunt, Liv. 31, 49; so id. 32, 7; 33, 24; 34, 42; 35, 9 al.: coloniam deduxit adscriptis veteranis, Suet. Ner. 9; so also of ambassadors, Phaedr. 4, 17, 16.

— Trop. To reckon or number in a class, include among: adscripsit Liber Satyris poetas, Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 4 (cf. id. ib. 1, 9, 13: scribe tui gregis hunc): aliquem ordinibus deorum, id. C. 3, 3, 35: nationes Germanis an Sarmatis adscribam, dubito, Tac. G. 46: aliquem antiquis temporibus, id. Or. 17.

— To add or join to: ad hoc genus ascribamus etiam narrationes apologorum, Cic. de Or. 2, 66, 264: admiratus eorum fidem tyrannus petivit, ut se ad amicitiam tertium adscriberent, id. Off. 3, 10, 45; so id. Tusc. 5, 22, 63; id. ad Q. Fr. 1, 1, 5: tu vero ascribe me in talem numerum, id. Phil. 2, 13: suae alicujus sententiam, id. Opt. Gen. 6: unus A. Gabinius belli maritimi Cn. Pompeio socius ascribitur, i. e. additur, id. Imp. Pomp. 19 fin.

—Hence also of attributes of a deity: Jovi aquila adscribitur, is ascribed, Plin. 10, 5, 6, § 18.
 
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