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comitor, cŏmĭtor, ātus, 1, v. dep. a. [comes], to join one's self to any one as an attendant, to accompany, attend, follow (class.; esp. freq. after the Aug. per.); constr. with acc. or absol., with abstr. subjects by Cic. three times (qs. comitem esse) with dat. (v. B. β ). In gen. With acc.: propinqui Indutiomari comitati eos ex civitate excesserunt, Caes. B. G. 6, 8: matrem, Lucr. 2, 640: patrem, Suet. Calig. 10; Curt. 3, 8, 12: nautas fugā, Verg. A. 4, 543: Metellum in exsilium, Suet. Gram. 3: erilem filium in scholas, id. ib. 23: hostiam, Verg. G. 1, 346: iter alicujus, id. A. 6, 112: gressum erilem, id. ib. 8, 462: currum Augusti triumpho, Suet. Tib. 6; id. Dom. 2 fin.: rem militarem, Tac. A. 11, 22.

Absol. (esp. freq. in the Aug. poets and Tac.): lanigerae comitantur oves, Verg. A. 3, 660; Plin. Pan. 24, 3: sex milia Dalmatarum, recens delectus, comitabantur, Tac. H. 3, 50; 5, 1; id. G. 46: non aequo comitantes ordine, Sil. 4, 31; Dig. 17, 10, 15, § 16.—In the abl. absol. of the part. pres., with the attendance of, attended by, etc., sometimes to be translated by with, together with, and with a negative, without: magnā comitante catervā, Verg. A. 2, 40; 11, 498; Curt. 6, 5, 11.—In plur., Nep. Att. 22, 4; Ov. M. 11, 275; 13, 631; Tac. H. 3, 41; Suet. Ner. 48: domino comitante, Ov. M. 13, 402: nupsi non comitante deo, without the assent, against the will of the god (Hymen), Prop. 4 (5), 3, 16.

Transf. to inanimate objects (cf. comes, I. B.). With acc.: comitatur fama unionis ejus parem, etc., Plin. 9, 35, 58, § 121: quando comitetur semper artem decor, Quint. 9, 4, 7; cf. also Curt. 8, 5, 16; Claud. C. Mal. Theod. 243; Dig. 45, 1, 126, § 1.

With dat.: (Tarquinio Superbo) aliquamdiu prospera fortuna comitata est, Cic. Rep. 2, 24, 44: tardis enim mentibus virtus non facile comitatur, id. Tusc. 5, 24, 68: cetera, quae comitantur huic vitae, id. ib. 5, 35, 100.

Absol.: an est aliquid per se ipsum flagitiosum, etiam si nulla comitetur infamia? Cic. Fin. 2, 19, 60: Teucrum comitantibus armis Punica se quantis attollet gloria rebus! Verg. A. 4, 48; Ov. M. 14, 235; id. F. 3, 865: comitante opinione, Tac. Agr. 9.

In partic., to attend one to the grave: (Eumenem) comitante toto exercitu humaverunt, Nep. Eum. 13, 4; id. Att. 22, 4: juvenem exanimum vano honore, Verg. A. 11, 52; cf.: supremum comitentur honorem, id. ib. 11, 61.