Definition of nego, negumo
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LNS
negō, negāre, negāvī, negātus
negumō, negumāre, negumāvī, negumātus
for neigo, ne and ajo, q. v.
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to say no, to deny, refuse
  2. To deny
  3. To deny, refuse
  4. to refuse
  5. to decline
  6. To deny any knowledge of, to reject
Abbreviations
nego, āvi, ātum, 1 (perf. subj. negāssim for negaverim, Plaut. As. 2, 4, 96.

—Lengthened collat. form negumo: negumate in carmine Cn. Marci vatis significat negate, Paul. ex Fest. p. 165 Mull.; cf. Herm. Doct. Metr. p. 614), v. n. and a. [for ne-igo, ne and ajo, q. v.], to say no, to deny, refuse (opp. ajo, to say yes; v. ajo; cf.: abnuo, diffiteor, infitior). In gen.: vel ai, vel nega, say yes or no, Naev. ap. Prisc. p. 473 P.: vel tu mihi aias vel neges, Plaut. Rud. 2, 4, 14: negat quis? nego. Ait? aio, Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 21: Diogenes ait, Antipater negat, Cic. Off. 3, 23, 91: quasi ego id curem, quid ille aiat aut neget, id. Fin. 2, 22, 70: quia nunc aiunt, quod tunc negabant, id. Rab. Post. 12, 35.

— With acc. and inf., to say or affirm that not, to deny that, etc.: Demosthenes negat, in eo positas esse fortunas Graeciae, hoc, etc., Cic. Or. 8 fin.: Stoici negant quidquam esse bonum, nisi quod honestum sit, id. Fin. 2, 21, 68; id. de Or. 3, 14, 54: nego, ullam picturam fuisse, quin abstulerit, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 1, § 1; Caes. B. G. 6, 31.

—With quoniam (eccl. Lat.): negat quoniam Jesus est Christus, Vulg. 1 Joann. 2, 22.

—Sometimes two propositions depend upon nego, with the latter of which an affirmative verb (dico, etc.) is to be supplied: plerique negant Caesarem in condicione mansurum: postulataque haec ab eo interposita esse, etc., Cic. Att. 7, 15, 3: negabat cessandum et utique prius confligendum, Liv. 35, 1: ille negat se Numidam pertimescere, virtuti suorum credere, Sall. J. 106, 3; Vell. 2, 118, 5; Ter. Phorm. 2, 3, 6.

—Sometimes another negation follows, which, however, does not destroy the first: negat nec suspicari, Cic. Ac. 1, 2, 7: negato esse nec mu, nec mutuum, Plaut. Stich. 1, 3, 101: tu autem te negas infracto remo, neque columbae collo, commoveri, Cic. Ac. 2, 25, 79.

— Pass. with inf., they say I am not, etc.: casta negor (sc. esse), Ov. F. 4, 321: saepe domi non es, cum sis quoque saepe negaris, Mart. 2, 5, 5: ex eo negantur ibi ranae coaxare, Suet. Aug. 94: ciconiae pullum qui ederit, negatur annis continuis lippiturus, Plin. 29, 6, 38, § 128.

— In partic. To deny a thing; factum est: non nego, Ter. Ad. 5, 3, 12; opp. fateri, Cic. Brut. 19, 76: sed posthac omnia, quae certa non erunt, pro certo negato, id. Att. 5, 21, 5: negaturum aut me pro M. Fulvio, aut ipsum M. Fulvium censetis? Liv. 38, 43: negando minuendove, Suet. Caes. 66: mitto enim domestica, quae negari possunt, i. e. the proof of which can be suppressed, Cic. Pis. 5, 11: videant servi ne quis neget, Juv. 10, 87.

— With quin: negare non posse, quin rectius sit, etc., Liv. 40, 36: quod si negari non potest, quin, etc., Lact. 5, 23 init.

— To deny, refuse: quicquam quisquam cuiquam, quod ei conveniat, neget, Enn. ap. Auct. Her. 4, 12, 18 (Trag. v. 448 Vahl.): numquam reo cuiquam tam praecise negavi, quam hic mihi, Cic. Att. 8, 4, 2: postquam id obstinate sibi negari videt, Caes. B. G. 5, 6: alicui impune negare, Ov. M. 13, 741: patriae opem, id. H. 3, 96: miseris, id. Tr. 5, 8, 13: civitatem alicui, Suet. Aug. 40: non ego me vinclis verberibusque nego, Tib. 2, 3, 80; Luc. 8, 3: exstingui primordia tanta negabam, Sil. 9, 532: neque enim negare tibi quidquam potest, Vulg. 3 Reg. 2, 17.

— Se, to refuse (ante class.): obsecrat, Ut sibi ejus faciat copiam: illa enim se negat, Ter. Phorm. 1, 2, 63; id. Hec. 1, 2, 45.

— E s p., to decline an invitation: invitatus ad haec aliquis de ponte negabit, Juv. 14, 135.

— Transf., of inanim. things (poet.): poma negat regio, i. e. does not yield, produce, Ov. Tr. 3, 10, 73: nec mihi materiam bellatrix Roma negabat, id. ib. 2, 321: pars ventis vela negare, i. e. to furl the sails, Ov. M. 11, 487: si dextra neget, Stat. Th. 6, 553: saxa negantia ferro, opposing, id. Silv. 3, 1: illi membra negant, his limbs fail him, id. Th. 2, 668.

— To deny any knowledge of, to reject (with acc. of persons; eccl. Lat.): negaverunt Dominum, Vulg. Jer. 5, 12: qui me negaverit, ib. Matt. 10, 33: Christum negantes, ib. Judae, 4.
 
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