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asto asto (asto, Fleck., Rib., B. and K.; adsto, Ritschl, Lachm.), stĭti, no sup., 1, v. n., to stand at or near a person or thing, to stand by, stand (syn.: adsisto, adsum, faveo). Lit. (very freq. and class.); constr. absol., with ad, juxta, propter, in with abl., ante, coram, contra, supra, etc.; with dat., acc., and abl., and with local adv.: astitit illum locum, et illo, et illi, et circa illum, Prisc. p. 1181 P.: marinas propter plagas, Enn. ap. Fest. p. 309 Müll. (Sat. v. 41 Vahl.): si iste stabit, adstato simul, Plaut. Ps. 3. 2, 75: cum omnis multitudo adstaret, Vulg. Lev. 9, 5; ib. Psa. 2, 2; ib. Act. 22, 20: ante ostium, Plaut. Truc. 1, 2, 72; so id. Men. 4, 3, 2: ante aras, Lucr. 1, 90: ante oculos astare, Verg. A. 3, 150: adstare ante Dominum, Vulg. Tob. 12, 15; ib. Luc. 1, 19: intra limen adstate illic, Plaut. Most. 5, 1, 16: ut mihi confidenter contra adstitit! id. Capt. 3, 5, 6: Postquam ille hinc abiit, tu adstas solus! id. Ps. 1, 4, 1; so id. Bacch. 5, 2, 16; id. Stich. 3, 2, 11; id. Mil. 2, 4, 5; 2, 5, 36; id. Poen. 1, 2, 49 al.: adsta atque audi, id. Cist. 2, 3, 53; so id. Ep. 1, 1, 61; id. Most. 1, 4, 11: cum patre astans, Ter. Phorm. 4, 3, 2: cum Alexander in Sigeo ad Achillis tumulum astitisset, Cic. Arch. 10, 24: in eopse adstas lapide, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 7, 17: astat in conspectu meo, Cic. Cat. 4, 2: multis coram adstantibus, Vulg. Gen. 45, 1: adstat coram vobis, ib. Act. 4, 10: supra caput, Verg. A. 4, 702; 5, 10: nec opinanti Mors ad caput adstitit, Lucr. 3, 959: adstiterunt ad januam, Vulg. Act. 10, 17: adstiterunt juxta illos, ib. ib. 1, 10: qui campis adstiterant, Tac. A. 2, 17 Halm: tribunali, id. ib. 12, 36 fin.: mensae, Suet. Tib. 61; so Mart. 8, 56, 13: adstabo tibi, Vulg. Psa. 5, 5; ib. Act. 27, 23: aliquem adstare, Plin. Pan. 23, 2, where Keil reads astaret: limine divae Adstitit, Stat. Th. 9, 607.

Trop.: Certa quidem finis vitae mortalibus adstat, awaits, Lucr. 3, 1078.

Also, to stand at one's side as counsel or aid, to assist (cf.: assisto, adsum, etc.): Amanti supparisator, hortor, adsto, admoneo, gaudeo, Plaut. Am. 3, 4, 10: Dum adsto advocatus cuidam cognato meo, id. Cas. 3, 3, 4.—Poet., of an object still existing or remaining: astante ope barbaricā, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 3, 19, 44 (for this Verg. has: Priami dum regna manebant, A. 2, 22).

Transf., to stand up, to stand upright (cf. ad, I. 1.): squamis astantibus, Verg. G. 3, 545: Minerva, quae est in Parthenone adstans, Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 54, where Jan reads stans.