Definition of bello
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LNS
bellō, bellāre, bellāvī, bellātus
bellum
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to wage or carry on war, to war, to fight in war
  2. to fight, contend
Abbreviations
bello, āvi, ātum, āre, 1, v. n. bellum. Prop., to wage or carry on war, to war, to fight in war (class.; cf.: milito, proelior). Absol.: fuit proprium populi Romani longe a domo bellare, Cic. Imp. Pomp. 12, 32; 13, 36; id. Mur. 14, 32: homines bellandi cupidi, Caes. B. G. 1, 2; Nep. Ham. 3, 1; id. Hann. 2, 1: Romana arma primum Claudio principo in Mauretaniā bellavere, Plin. 5, 1, 1, § 11: verens, ne bellare perseveraret, Nep. Them. 5, 1: neque prius bellare destitit, quam, etc., id. Epam. 8, 5; Auct. B. Afr. 61: populus jam octingesimum bellans annum, Liv. 9, 18, 9; 40, 47, 3; 42, 59, 10: bellante prior, jacentem Lenis in hostem, Hor. C. S. 51: ad bellandum profecti, Tac. H. 2, 40.

— With prepp. With cum: cum Poenis, Cic. Verr 2, 4, 33, § 72: cum diis, id. Sen. 2, 5: cum Ennio, id. Arch. 11, 27; Nep. Hann. 1, 3; id. Timol. 2, 3; Liv. 6, 42, 4; 9, 41, 4; Curt. 8, 12, 12.

— With adversum or adversus: adversum patrem tuum, Nep. Them. 9, 2: adversus Gentium, Liv. 44, 30, 1.

— With contra: has contra, Val. Fl. 6, 373.

— With de: de eo olim, Tac. A. 12, 60.

— With pro: pro Samnitibus adversus Romanos, Liv. 9, 42, 9.

— With inter se, Curt. 9, 4, 15.

— With dat. (poet.; cf. Gr. πολεμεῖν τινι): magno parenti, Stat. Th. 8, 506; cf. Sil. 9, 503.

— Impers. pass.: quod in Italiā bellabatur, Liv. 29, 26, 4; 43, 4, 5: bellatum cum Gallis eo anno, Liv. 6, 42, 5.

— With acc. (cf. Gr. πόλεμον πολεμεῖν): hoc bellum a consulibus bellatum quidam auctores sunt, conducted by, Liv. 8, 39, 16 (8, 40, 1).

— Transf., poet., in gen., to fight, contend: quem quoniam prohibent anni bellare, loquendo Pugnat, Ov. M. 5, 101.

—Esp., with abl. of weapon, etc. (rare): ense, Sil. 3, 235: manu, id. 8, 498: nec caestu bellare minor, Stat. Th. 6, 829; Claud. Ep. 1, 30; cf. bellor
 
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