Definition of emendo
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Orthography ID = 2019306
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LNS
ēmendō, ēmendāre, ēmendāvī, ēmendātus
mendum
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to free from faults, to correct, improve, amend
  2. correcting, emending
  3. to cure
  4. to correct by punishment, to chastise
Abbreviations
ē-mendo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. mendum, to free from faults, to correct, improve, amend (cf. corrigo

—class.; not in Caes.): tota civitas emendari et corrigi solet continentia principum, Cic. Leg. 3, 13, 30; cf. Quint. 2, 2, 7; 2, 4, 14; 9, 3, 89: leviter tuum consilium (with conformare), Cic. Mur. 29: consuetudinem vitiosam, id. Brut. 75: vitia adolescentiae multis virtutibus, Nep. Them. 1: facta priora novis, Ov. F. 4, 596: res Italas legibus, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 3: legem severius, Suet. Aug. 34: sucos acerbos in pomis, Ov. Med. Fac. 5; cf. terram terrā, Plin. 17, 5, 3, § 41: bovem cubitorem fame et siti, Col. 6, 2, 11: angorem animi (sui), Amm. 14, 10, 2.

—Esp. freq. of correcting, emending language (oral or written), Cic. Att. 2, 16 fin.; id. Or. 46; Quint. 2, 2, 7; 8, 2, 4 et saep.

—In medic. lang., like corrigere, for to cure: alopecias, Plin. 20, 13, 50, § 129: tussim, id. 20, 16, 62, § 170: albugines oculorum, id. 32, 7, 24, § 70: cicatrices, id. 36, 21, 42, § 156 et saep.

— In post-class. lang. in partic., to correct by punishment, to chastise: libertum non obsequentem aut verbis aut fustium castigatione, Dig. 1, 16, 9, § 3; Lampr. Alex. Sev. 51; Lact. Mort. Pers. 22 al.

— Hence, ēmendātus, a, um, P. a., faultless, perfect, pure: mores, Cic. Lael. 17, 61; cf. vir, Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 30; Plin. Ep. 3, 3, 5: e. et Latina locutio, Cic. Brut. 74; cf. Quint. 1, 5, 1; 33; 2, 4, 15 al.: opus, Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 92: aquae, id. 36, 15, 24, § 121.

—Comp.: mulier, Petr. 126, 13: vita, Dig. 4, 3, 11.

— Sup.: homo (with optimus), Plin. Ep. 8, 22, 2: libri, Quint. Ep. ad Tryph. § 3; cf.: correcta et emendata maxime, Cic. Ac. 1, 4, 13.

—Adv.: ēmendāte, faultlessly, perfectly, purely: loqui, scribere, etc., Cic. Opt. Gen. 2; Quint. 8, 1, 2; 8, 3, 1; Hirt. B. G. 8 prooem. § 6; Vitr. 10, 11.

—Comp.: facere capillum, Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 58; Quint. 1, 6, 19 Zumpt.
 
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