Definition of attributus, adtributus
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LNS
attribūtus, attribūta, attribūtum
(adtribūtus, adtribūta, adtribūtum)
attribuo
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. that is ascribed or attributed to a thing
  2. a predicate, attribute
Abbreviations
at-tribuo (adt-, Weissenb., Jan; att-, B. and K., L. Muller), ui, ūtum, 3, v. a., to associate, add or join to, to annex, assign, bestow, give (class., but rare in the poets; syn.: tribuo, assigno, do, ascribo, addico). In gen. Lit.: pueros attribue ei, quot et quos videbitur, Cic. Att. 12, 30: video, cui Apulia sit attributa, assigned as a province, id. Cat. 2, 3, 6: insulae Rhodiis attributae, annexed, subjected, id. ad Q. Fr. 1, 1, 11: Camunni finitimis adtributi municipiis, Plin. 3, 20, 24, § 134: equos gladiatoribus, Caes. B. C. 1, 14: quae (juventus) praesidio ejus loci adtributa erat, Liv. 24, 21: pontifici sacra omnia. id. 1, 20: possessionem, Vulg. Num. 36, 12: aliquem, ib. Deut. 29, 26.

—Of the assigning of state domains or other possessions belonging to the public treasures: bona oppressorum in Vesvio restitutioni afflictarum civitatium attribuit, Suet. Tit. 8 al.

—Hence of appropriations from the exchequer: pecuniam alicui, Cic. Phil. 14, 14, 16: ad aliquam rem pecuniam dare, attribuere, solvere, id. ib. 14, 14 fin.; so Liv 40, 51.

—Also of private assignments: Faberius si venerit, videbis, ut tantum attribuatur, quantum debetur, Cic. Att. 13, 2, 1.

—Hence also aliquem, to assign, make over to any one: attributos quod appellas, valde probo, i. e. my debtors, to whom I have referred you, Cic. Att. 13, 22.

— Trop.: timor, quem mihi natura pudorque meus attribuit, Cic. Rosc. Am. 4: Suus cuique attributus est error, Cat. 22, 20: si alicui rei hujus modi, legi, loco, urbi, monumento oratio attribuetur, i. e. if these are represented as speaking, Cic. Inv 1, 52, 100: curam alicujus rei adtribuere, Liv. 26, 49.

— Esp. To join in addition, to add: non attribuere ad amissionem amicorum miseriam nostram, Cic. Tusc. 3, 30, 73.

— Aliquid alicui, to attribute or impute to one, to charge with, ascribe to (cf. ascribo): si eruditius videbitur disputare, attribuito Graecis litteris, Cic. Sen. 1, 3: Hoc tu si cupidius factum existimas, Caesari attribues, id. de Or. 2, 3, 14: bonos exitus dis immortalibus, id. N. D. 3, 37, 89: aliis causam calamitatis, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 41.

— T. t., to lay as a tax or tribute: his rebus omnibus terni in milia aeris adtribuerentur, Liv. 39, 44.

Hence, attribūtus (adt-), a, um, P. a., lit. that is ascribed or attributed to a thing; hence, subst.: attribūtum, i, n. (Acc. to I.) Money assigned from the public treasury, Varr. L. L. 5, § 181 Mull.

— In gram. lang., a predicate, attribute: Omnes res confirmantur aut ex eo, quod personis, aut ex eo, quod negotiis est attributum, Cic. Inv. 1, 24, 34; 1, 25, 36 sqq.; Gell. 4, 1 fin.
 
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