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Lewis : aspecto

aspecto aspecto (adsp-, Ritschl; asp-, Lachmann, Fleck., Rib., B. and K., Halm), āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. a. id., to look at attentively, with respect, desire, etc. Lit. (rare but class.): hicine est Telamon, quem aspectabant, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 3, 18, 39: Quid me adspectas, stolide? Plaut. Am. 4, 2, 8: Estne ita ut tibi dixi? Adspecta et contempla, Plaut. Ep. 5, 1, 16; id. As. 5, 1, 13; id. Am. 1, 1, 114: Quid me aspectas? Quid taces? Ter Eun. 3, 5, 12: Quid me aspectas? * Cic. Planc. 42 Illum aspectari, claro qui incedit honore, is gazed upon, * Lucr. 3, 76: Et stabula aspectans regnis excessit avitis, and looking back upon (with regret), etc., Verg. G. 3, 228; id. A. 6, 186; 10, 251.

Trop. To observe, regard, pay attention to a thing jussa principis aspectare, Tac. A. 1, 4.

Of places as objects, to look towards, overlook, lie towards (cf. specto) collis, qui adversas aspectat desuper arces, Verg. A. 1, 420: mare, quod Hiberniam insulam aspectat, Tac. A. 12, 32.