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Lewis : dignor

dignor, dignor, ātus, 1, v. dep. a. [dignus], to deem worthy or deserving (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose). Aliquem aliqua re: haud equidem tali me dignor honore, Verg. A. 1, 335; so, aliquem honore, Ov. M. 1, 194; 3, 521; Suet. Vesp. 2 fin. al.: te alio funere, Verg. A. 11, 169: hunc mensa, cubili (dea), id. E. 4, 63: aliquem non sermone, non visu, Tac. A. 4, 74 fin.: libellum veniā, Ov. Tr. 3, 14, 51; id. Pont. 1, 8, 9 al.

With inf. as object, like the Gr. ἀξιῶ and ἀξιοῦμαι, to regard as fit, becoming, worthy of one's self, to deign; and with a negative, not to deign, to disdain: jam nemo suspicere in caeli dignatur lucida templa, Lucr. 2, 1039; so with a neg., * Cat. 64, 407; Verg. A. 10, 732; 866; 12 464; Ov. M. 10, 158; Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 40; Suet. Ner. 22; id. Vesp. 13 al.—Affirmatively: quos eximia specie donare natura dignata est, Curt. 6, 5, 29: cui se pulcra viro dignetur jungere Dido, Verg. A. 4, 192; id. E. 6, 1; Ov. Am. 3, 1, 37; id. F. 4, 540; id. Tr. 4, 1, 52; Suet. Vesp. 7; Sen. Contr. 4, 28, 9: si digneris audire, Vulg. Judith, 5, 5.

With double acc.: o felix si quem dignabitur, inquit, ista virum, will hold worthy to be her husband, Ov. M. 8, 326; so, regem nostrum filium, Curt. 6, 10, 28.

Ellipt. with one acc. (the inf. to be supplied from the context): orant succedere muris Dignarique domos (sc. visere), Stat. Th. 12, 785: nullo Macedonum dignante Parthorum imperium, Just. 41, 4.—Hence, dignanter, adv., courteously, with complaisance (post-class. and very rare): loquentem dignanter audite, Vop. Tac. 8: impertire, Symm. Ep. 5, 63.

Sup. Auct. Itin. Alex. 10.