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Lewis : cogitatio

cogitatio, cōgĭtātĭo, ōnis, f. cogito, i. e. co-agito; cf. Varr. L. L. 6, § 43; Cic. Off. 1, 6, 19; Paul. ex Fest. p. 66, 7 Müll.. Abstr., a thinking, considering, deliberating; thought, reflection, meditation (in good prose, and very freq.). Absol.: cogitatio in se ipsā vertitur, Cic. Off. 1, 44, 156: cogitatione aliquid complecti, Quint. 11, 2, 19: subitam et fortuitam orationem commentatio et cogitatio facile vincit, Cic. de Or. 1, 33, 150; cf. Quint. 10, 6, 1 sq.: speciem dei percipere cogitatione, non sensu, Cic. N. D. 1, 37, 105: cogitatione aliquid comprehendere, id. Tusc. 1, 22, 50; 4, 13, 29: cogitatio enim quamvis regionem potest amplecti, Auct. Her. 3, 19, 32: acerrima et attentissima, Cic. de Or. 3, 5, 17: tacita, Quint. 5, 7, 2; cf. id. 6, 1, 44: provisa et formata, id. 10, 7, 8: fortuita, id. 10, 3, 29: male cohaerentem, id. 10, 6, 6: simplices, magnas, Tac. G. 22.

With gen.: timoris praeteriti, Cic. Sest. 4, 11: cum officii, tum etiam periculi mei, id. Fam. 7, 3, 1; Curt. 7, 8, 4: suscepti muneris, Quint. 4, prooem. 7: cogitationem habere argenti, amoenitatum, etc., Cic. Par. 1, 2, 10: illius loci, id. Att. 1, 11, 3: rerum, id. Fam. 5, 13, 5: petendi consulatūs, Vell. 2, 17, 2.

With rel.: quaeris ut suscipiam cogitationem, quidnam istis agendum putem, Cic. Att. 14, 20, 4: mihi... occurrit cogitatio, qualis animus in corpore sit, etc., id. Tusc. 1, 22, 51: cujus sit filius, Brut. ap. Cic. Ep. ad Brut. 2, 3.

Meton. Concr., a thought, opinion, judgment; a resolution, design. plan, project: omnes meas curas cogitationesque in rem publicam conferebam, Cic. Off. 2, 1, 2; cf. id. Lael. 9, 32; Liv. 35, 28, 7: mandare litteris cogitationes suas, Cic. Tusc. 1, 3, 6: versantur in animo meo multae et graves cogitationes, etc., id. Agr. 2, 2, 5; cf. Curt. 8, 3, 14: tacitae, Quint. 11, 2, 17; cf. id. 3, 8, 41: posteriores enim cogitationes (ut aiunt) sapientiores solent esse, Cic. Phil. 12, 2, 5 (transl. of Αἱ δεύτεραί πως φροντίδες σοφώτεραι ): ista cogitatio de triumpho, id. Att. 7, 3, 2: redit autem illa cogitatio, quosdam fore qui, etc., Quint. 1, 7, 33: de his rebus rogo vos, ut cogitationem suscipiatis, Caes. ap. Cic. Att. 9, 7, C, 1; cf. Cic. Att. 14, 20, 4: cogitatione rerum novarum abstinere, Tac. H. 1, 7; cf. id. ib. 1, 23; 2, 74; id. A. 15, 54: vix a tam praecipiti cogitatione revocatus, Suet. Calig. 48.

In Cic. several times, thought as an intellectual power, the ability of thinking, power or faculty of thought, the reasoning power (cf.: vim cogitationis habere, Cic. Tusc. 1, 27, 66): (homo) solus particeps rationis et cogitationis, id. Leg. 1, 7, 22; id. N. D. 3, 9, 21; 2, 7, 18; id. Verr. 2, 2, 54, § 134.