Definition of fundo
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Orthography ID = 2023438
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LNS
fundō, fundāre, fundāvī, fundātus
fundus
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to lay the bottom, keel, foundation, to found
  2. to fasten, secure, make firm
  3. to found, establish, fix, confirm
Abbreviations
fundo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. fundus, to lay the bottom, keel, foundation of a thing, to found (syn.: condo, exstruo, etc.). Lit. (perh. only poet.): haec carina satis probe fundata et bene statuta est, i. e. is laid, Plaut. Mil. 3, 3, 44 (v. Ritschl ad h. l.); dum mea puppis erat validā fundata carinā, Ov. P. 4, 3, 5; id. H. 16, 111: Erycino in vertice sedes fundatur Veneri Idaliae, is founded, Verg. A. 5, 759: sedes saxo vetusto. id. ib. 8, 478: arces, id. ib. 4, 260.

— Transf., in gen., to fasten, secure, make firm: dente tenaci Ancora fundabat naves, Verg. A. 6, 4: (genus humanum) Et majoribus et solidis magis ossibus intus Fundatum, Lucr. 5, 928; 4, 828.

— Trop., to found, establish, fix, confirm (class., esp. in part. perf.; cf.: firmo, stabilio): illud vero maxime nostrum fundavit imperium et populi Romani nomen auxit, quod, etc., Cic. Balb. 13, 31; cf.: quantis laboribus fundatum imperium, id. Cat. 4, 9, 19: qui (rei publicae status) bonorum omnium conjunctione et auctoritate consulatus mei fixus et fundatus videbatur, id. Att. 1, 16, 6: accurate non modo fundata verum etiam exstructa disciplina, id. Fin. 4, 1, 1; cf.: fundati a doctore, thoroughly instructed, Lact. 6, 21, 4: res publica praeclare fundata, Cic. Par. 1, 2, 10; cf.: qui legibus urbem Fundavit, Verg. A. 6, 810: in eorum agro sedes fundare Bastarnis, Liv. 40, 57, 5: libertatem, salutem, securitatem, Plin. Pan. 8, 1: jus civile, Dig. 1, 2, 2, ยง 39: vacuos Penates prole, Stat. S. 4, 7, 30; cf.: thalamos Tritonide nympha, i. e. to marry, Sil. 2, 65: partis et fundatis amicitiis, Q. Cic. Petit. Cons. 7, 25: fundatae atque optime constitutae opes, Cic. Rab. Post. 1, 1; cf.: nitidis fundata pecunia villis, well laid out, Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 46: nihil veritate fundatum, Cic. Fl. 11, 26; cf. Lucr. 5, 161.

— Hence, fundātus, a, um, P. a., firm, fixed, grounded, durable (very rare). Lit.: quo fundatior erit ex arenato directura, etc., Vitr. 7, 3 med.: si permanetis in fide fundati, Vulg. Col. 1, 23.

— Trop.: deflevi subitas fundatissimae familiae ruinas, Auct. Or. pro Domo, 36, 96.
 
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