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cunctor

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

cunctor: (in many MSS. and edd. also contor), ātus, 1 (archaic
I inf. cunctarier, Lucr. 3, 67), v. dep. cf. Sanscr. çank, to be anxious; Gr. ὄκνος, to delay action (from deliberation or indolence), to linger, loiter, hesitate, doubt (freq. and class.); constr. absol., with the inf. or a subj.-clause.
I Of personal subjects.
   (a)    Absol., so the verse of Ennius upon the dictator Q. Fab. Maximus Cunctator: unus homo nobis cunctando restituit rem, Enn. ap. Cic. Off. 1, 24, 84 (Ann. v. 313 Vahl.; also cited Cic. Sen. 4, 10; id. Att. 2, 19, 2; Liv. 30, 26, 9); imitated by Verg., A. 6, 846, Ov. F. 2, 242 (the idea contained in cunctando is expressed by sedendo, Varr. R. R. 1, 2, 2; cf.: sedendo et cunctando bellum gerebat, Liv. 22, 24, 10; and by non pugnando, Plin. 22, 5, 5, § 10): assequor omnia si propero, si cunctor amitto, Cic. Att. 10, 8, 5: an etiam tunc quiesceretis, cunctaremini, timeretis? id. Sest. 38, 81; cf.: ne quis cesset ... qui cunctatus fuerit, etc., Liv. 35, 35, 17, and v. cesso: nostris militibus cunctantibus, Desilite, inquit, etc., Caes. B. G. 4, 25: alius alium exspectantes cunctamini, Sall. C. 52, 28; Ov. M. 8, 753 et saep.: in vitā cunctatur et haeret, Lucr. 3, 407; cf. Cic. Tusc. 1, 46, 111: inter metum et iram cunctatus, Tac. A. 2, 66: ille inter pudorem et iram cunctatus, id. ib. 14, 49: cunctante ad ea Mithridate, id. ib. 12, 46: ut ad laborem capessendum nihil cunctentur, Gell. 2, 29, 12.—Impers. pass.: nec cunctatum apud latera, Tac. A. 3, 46: non esse cunctandum, Cic. Fam. 1, 7, 5: non cunctandum neque cessandum esse, Liv. 35, 18, 8.—
   (b)    With inf.: non est cunctandum profiteri, hunc, etc., Cic. Univ. 3 fin.: utrisque cunctantibus periculum summae rerum facere, Liv. 25, 39, 18; 31, 7, 5: ne cunctetur ipse propius accedere, Sall. C. 44, 6; id. J. 13, 6; Col. 8, 15 fin.; Suet. Caes. 70; id. Vesp. 16: ne cunctaretur Agrippam morte adficere, Tac. A. 1, 6.—
   (g)    With rel.-clause (rare): vos cunctamini etiam nunc, quid faciatis? Sall. C. 52, 25: diu cunctatus an, etc., Suet. Caes. 81; id. Aug. 8: primum cunctati, utrumne ... an, etc., id. Caes. 80: non cunctandum existimavit quin, etc., Caes. B. G. 3, 23 fin.—
II Poet. transf., of things as subjects: tardum cunctatur olivum, runs slowly, Lucr. 2, 392: refrigescit cunctando plaga, id. 4, 703: turpis contemptus et acris egestas ... videntur cunctarier, id. 3, 67; cf.: cunctatur et amnis Rauca sonans revocatque pedem Tiberinus ab alto, Verg. A. 9, 124.—Hence, cunctans, antis, P. a., delaying, lingering, dilatory, slow, tardy.
   1    Of persons (post-Aug. and rare): erat cunctantior cautiorque, Plin. Ep. 9, 13, 6; cf. id. ib. 2, 16, 4: ad dimicandum cunctantior, Suet. Caes. 60; cf.: familia cunctans ad opera, Col. 11, 1, 14: naturā ac senectā cunctantior, Tac. H. 3, 4.—With acc. respect.: alternos aegro cunctantem poplite gressus, Val. Fl. 2, 93.—
   2    Of things, tenacious, tough, slow, resisting, etc. (poet. and rare): mellis cunctantior actus, Lucr. 3, 193: corripit Aeneas extemplo avidusque refringit Cunctantem (ramum), Verg. A. 6, 211: glaebas cunctantis exspecta, id. G. 2, 236: corda viri, Val. Fl. 3, 693: ira, Stat. Th. 5, 680.—Adv.: cunctanter, slowly, with delay (rare), Liv. 1, 36, 4; 10, 4, 8; Tac. H. 2, 52 al.—Comp., Suet. Galb. 12; id. Caes. 19; Tac. A. 1, 71.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

cūnctor,⁹ ātus sum, ārī, intr., temporiser, tarder, hésiter, balancer : cunctando bellum gerebat Liv. 21, 24, 10, il faisait la guerre en temporisant ; non est cunctandum profiteri Cic. Tim. 3, il faut reconnaître sans hésiter ; non cunctandum existimavit quin... Cæs. G. 3, 23, 7, il pensa qu’il ne fallait pas hésiter à... || séjourner, s’arrêter : diutius in vita Cic. Tusc. 1, 111, prolonger son existence || [poét.] cunctatur olivum Lucr. 2, 392, l’huile coule lentement. sens pass., v. cuncto.

Latin > German (Georges)

cunctor (in vielen Hdschrn. u. Ausgg. auch contor), ātus sum, ārī (vgl. altind. çankate, schwankt, zweifelt, çankā, Zweifel), an sich halten, zögern, zaudern, I) eig., in der Bewegung = nicht vorwärts gehen wollen, zu langsam gehen, zurückbleiben, verweilen, verziehen, huic quoque ›Vade procul‹...ait; vimque minis addit, manibusque expellere tentat cunctantem, Ov.: ut custos neque tardiores (oves), dum cunctantur, neque agiles, dum procurrunt, separari a ceteris sinat, Col. – c. in vita et haerere, Lucr.: c. diutius in vita, Cic.: regina thalamo (im G.) cunctans, Verg. – cunctans ad ascensum miles, Flor. 4, 12, 7: ad medium cunctamur iter, Val. Flacc. 3, 656. – v. lebl Subjj., cunctatur et amnis rauca sonans revocatque pedem Tiberinus ab alto, Verg. Aen. 9, 124 sq.: tardum cunctatur olivum, tröpfelt nur langsam, Lucr. 2, 392.
II) im Handeln zögern, zaudern, sowohl v. Langsamen od. Unschlüssigen als von Bedächtigen, dah. zuw. = anstehen, Anstand nehmen (Ggstz. properare, conari, exsultare u. dgl.), assequor omnia, si propero; si cunctor, amitto, Cic.: alterum exsultantem verborum audaciā (wortkühnen Sprudelgeist) reprimebat, alterum cunctantem et quasi verecundantem (blöden Zauderer) incitabat, Cic.: sed imperium quam consilium segnius fuit; dum cunctantur, iam praeda militum erat, Liv.: an cuncter et tergiverser? Cic.: tantum non cessandum nec cunctandum, Liv.: quid cunctaris? quid cessas? nisi occupas (diem), fugit, Sen.: cur ego cunctor? Plin. ep.: unus homo nobis cunctando restituit rem, Enn.: sedendo et cunctando bellum gerebat, Liv.: cunctando extraxerat diem, Liv.: ceterum dolo an vere cunctatus (sit), parum comperimus, Sall.: cunctatus paulum...inquam, Plin. ep.: nihil cunctatus, ohne Zaudern, Suet. – m. inter u. Akk., inter metum et iram od. inter pudorem et iram cunctatus, schwankend, Tac. ann. 12, 66 u. 14, 49. – m. ad u. Akk., cunctante ad ea Mithridate... Casperius interim ad Pharasmanen pervadit, Tac. ann. 12, 46: ut ad laborem capessendum nihil cunctentur, sich ungesäumt einer A. unterzögen, Gell. 2, 29, 12. – m. in u. Abl. Gerund., cunctarer in proferendo ex his remedio, ni etc., Plin. 29, 65. – m. super u. Abl., cunctans super tanta re Flavius Sabinus, Tac. hist. 2, 63. – m. folg. Infin., quam ob causam non est cunctandum profiteri hunc mundum animal esse, Cic.: in urbe parata esse, quae iusserit, ne cunctetur ipse propius accedere, Sall.: cunctantes arma capere increpabat, quid cessarent tergiversarenturque, Liv. – m. folg. indir. Fragesatz, cunctantibus conspiratis, quando et quomodo, id est lavantemne an cenantem aggrederentur, Suet.: vos cunctamini etiam nunc et dubitatis, quid intra moenia deprehensis hostibus (mit den ergr. F.) faciatis? Sall.: diu cunctati, utrum illum ponte deicerent...an in sacra via adorirentur, Suet.: cunctatus paulo, an retro flecteret, Plin. ep. – u. non cunctor m. folg. quin u. Konj., non cunctandum existimavit, quin pugnā decertaret, Caes.: neque cunctatur, quin primas praefecturas corripiat, Tac.: consuli nihil cunctandum visum, quin Lilybaeum classe peteret, Liv. – / cunctor passiv u. zwar unpers., nec cunctatum apud latera, auch auf den Flanken zauderte man nicht (mit dem Angriff), Tac. ann. 3, 46. – Aktive Nbf. cuncto, āvī, āre, Enn. scen. 179 u. 368 (Ggstz. festino) Plaut. Casin. 793: m. folg. Infin., Acc. tr. 72. Apul. de deo Socr. 2. – Parag. Infin. cunctarier, Lucr. 3, 67.

Latin > English

cunctor cunctari, cunctatus sum V DEP :: delay, impede, hold up; hesitate, tarry, linger; be slow to act; dawdle; doubt