Definition of spero
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Orthography ID = 1015424
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LEM
spērō, spērāre, spērāvī, spērātus
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to hope, look for, trust, expect, promise oneself
  2. [with non] to have no fear of
  3. to look for, expect, await, apprehend, fear
  4. to trust, believe, assume, suppose, apprehend
Abbreviations
spērō āvī, ātus, āre spes, to hope, look for, trust, expect, promise oneself: stulti erat sperare, suadere, etc.: tu iam, ut spero, aderis: Salvus sit

— spero, T.: victoriam: gloriam a latronum gregibus: omnia ex victoriā, Cs.: sperata praeda, Cs.: cui tribunatus magis optandus quam sperandus fuerit, L.: spero nos ad haec perventuros: amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore: totius Galliae sese potiri posse sperant, Cs.: sperabam tuum adventum appropinquare: spero esse, ut volumus: sperat se a me avellere, T.: speramus carmina fingi Posse, H.

—Ellipt.: Qui semper vacuam, semper amabilem Sperat (sc. te fore), H.: ut salvum vellent tyrannum, sperare non poterat, L.: de isto licet bene speres: de absolutione istius neque iste iam sperat, etc.

— cf. de eo bene sperare talem eum futurum, N.

—With non, to have no fear of: sin a vobis, id quod non spero, deserar, which I am confident will not happen.

—To look for, expect, await, apprehend, fear: Nam quod tu speres, propulsabo, T.: si potui tantum sperare dolorem, V.: iam quartanam sperantibus aegris, Iu.

— To trust, believe, assume, suppose, apprehend: spero nostram amicitiam non egere testibus: me eius spero fratrem prope modum Iam repperisse, T.: sperasse libertatem se civium suorum emisse, L.: sperabam ita notata me reliquisse genera, etc.
 
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