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scando scando (no perf. or sup.; cf.: ascendo, descendo, etc.), 3, v. a. and n. Sanscr. root skand-, to climb; cf. Gr. σκάνδαλον, σκανδάληθρον . Act., to climb, mount, clamber or get up; to ascend. Lit. (rare but class.): cum alii malos scandant, alii per foros cursent, etc., * Cic. Sen. 6, 17: arcem et Capitolium, Liv. 3, 68, 7; 4, 2 fin.; cf.: in curru Capitolium (of a triumphal entry), id. 45, 39: curru Capitolia, Luc. 9, 600: moenia, Liv. 22, 14 Drak. N. cr.: muros, id. 5, 21: tectum scalis, Plin. 14, 1, 2, §9: equum, Verg. A. 2, 401: bracchia longa Theseae viae, Prop. 3 (4), 21, 24: cubile, id. 4 (5), 4, 90: puppim, Val. Fl. 8, 8: cymbam (Charontis), Prop. 3, 18 (4, 17), 24 et saep.

In mal. part., Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 22.—Poet.: scandit fatalis machina muros, Verg. A. 2, 237.

Trop. (only in the poets and in late prose): paulatim gradus aetatis scandere adultae, Lucr. 2, 1123: scandit aeratas vitiosa naves Cura, Hor. C. 2, 16, 21.

Hence, in the grammarians: scandere versus, qs. to climb up, i. e. to measure or read by its feet, to scan; cf. in a sarcastic double sense, of a gouty person: scandere qui nescis, versiculos laceras, Claud. Epigr. 29, 2.

Neutr., to mount, rise, arise, ascend (not freq. till after the Aug. period). Lit.: cum scandit et instat, climbs the wall, Lucr. 3, 651: scandenti circa ima labor est: ceterum quantum processeris, etc., Quint. 12, 10, 78: scandere in aggerem, Liv. 3, 67, 11: in domos superas, Ov. F. 1, 298: in adversum, Quint. 11, 3, 54: ad nidum volucris (feles), Phaedr. 2, 4, 6: per conjuncta aedificia, Tac. H. 3, 71: super iteratam testudinem, id. ib. 3, 28.

Transf., of things: scandentisque Asisi consurgit vertice murus, Prop. 4 (5), 1, 125: in tecta jam silvae scandunt, Plin. 15, 14, 14, § 47: aquae in sublime, id. 31, 1, 1, § 2: sol ad aquilonem, id. 18, 28, 68, § 264.

Trop.: timor et minae Scandunt eodem, quo dominus, Hor. C. 3, 1, 38: supra principem scandere, Tac. H. 4, 8.