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cūro (old orthog. COERO and COIRO, Inscr. Orell. 31; 560; 570: coeret, coerari, coerandi, Cic. Leg. 3, 4, 10), āvi, ātum, 1 (perf. subj. curassis, Plaut. Most. 2, 2, 93; id. Ps. 1, 3, 3; id. Poen. 3, 1, 50; inf. pass. curarier, id. Capt. 3, 5, 79), v. a. [cura], to care for, take or have care of, to be solicitous for, to look or attend to, trouble one's self about, etc. (very freq. in every period and species of composition); constr. with the acc., the acc. with the gerundive, the inf. with ut, ne, the simple subj., the dat. or absol.

I. In gen.

1. Of persons.

(a). With acc.: curare omnia studiosissime ac diligentissime, Cic. Fam. 4, 13, 7; cf.: diligenter praeceptum, Nep. Eum. 9, 5: magna di curant, parva neglegunt, Cic. N. D. 2, 66, 167: negotia aliena, id. Top. 17, 66; Hor. S. 2, 3, 19: mandatum, Cic. Att. 5, 7 init.: cenam, Plaut. Rud. 4, 6, 11; cf. opsonium, id. Merc. 3, 3, 22: domum, to cleanse, Petr. 71, 7: vestimenta curare et polire, Dig. 47, 2, 12 pr.: funus, Ter. And. 1, 1, 81 Ruhnk.; cf. in this sense, cadaver, Suet. Ner. 49; and: Aegyptii jussi corpus Alexandri suo more curare, Curt. 10, 10, 13; in other connections, curare corpus means to nourish, take care of one's self, to refresh, invigorate one's self, Lucr. 2, 31; 5, 937: nunc corpora curare tempus est, Liv. 21, 54, 2; 3, 2, 10; 26, 48, 3; Curt. 3, 8, 22 al.; in the same sense, membra, Hor. S. 2, 2, 81: cutem, id. Ep. 1, 2, 29; 1, 4, 15: pelliculam, id. S. 2, 5, 38: se, Ter. Ad. 5, 1, 1; Cic. Phil. 9, 3, 6; id. de Or. 3, 61, 230; cf.: se suamque aetatem, Plaut. Ps. 4, 7, 34: virum, Tib. 1, 5, 33; and in part. perf.: curati cibo, Liv. 9, 37, 7: omnes vinoque et cibo curatos domos dimisit, id. 34, 16, 5: vineam, to tend, Cato ap. Plin. 17, 22, 35, 195; cf. apes, Col. 9, 14 et saep.: res rationesque eri, to superintend, Plaut. Ps. 2, 2, 32: pensa ac domos, of the women of the family, Mel. 1, 9, 6: sociorum injurias, Sall. J. 14, 19: sublimia, Hor. Ep. 1, 12, 15; cf. id. ib. 1, 4, 5: preces (Diana), id. C. S. 71: prodigia, to endeavor to avert, ward off, Liv. 1, 20, 7 et saep.: munus te curaturum scio, Ut mittas mihi, Plaut. Truc. 2, 4, 79; cf.: aquam mulsam prope ut sit, Varr. R. R. 3, 16, 28: te multum amamus, quod ea (signa) abs te diligenter parvoque curata sunt, provided, Cic. Att. 1, 3, 2; cf. II. C. infra: ego illum cum curā magnā curabo tibi, Plaut. Men. 5, 4, 7 and 9; so, aliquem, id. Stich. 1, 2, 39; 5, 3, 9; Cic. Ac. 2, 38, 121: curatur a multis, timetur a pluribus, is courted (cf. θεραπεύειν), Plin. Ep. 1, 5, 15 et saep.—With a negative: quos peperisti ne cures, be unconcerned, Enn. ap. Serv. ad Verg. A. 9, 656; Plaut. Poen. 3, 1, 50: alii, quasi corpus nullum sit hominis, ita praeter animum nihil curant, care for nothing except the mind, Cic. Fin. 4, 14, 36: viri nihil perjuria curant (with nihil metuere), Cat. 64, 148: non ego istuc curo, qui sit, unde sit, Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 95: alia cura, a conversational expression (lit. trouble yourself about something else; hence), do not trouble yourself, never mind, id. Mil. 3, 3, 55 and 60; and in like sense, aliud cura, Ter. Phorm. 2, 1, 5.—

(b). With acc. and gerundive, to cause something to be done, to order, to urge on, etc. (in good prose and very freq.; predominant in Cæsar): pontem in Arari faciundum, Caes. B. G. 1, 13: obsides inter eos dandos, id. ib. 1, 19; 3, 11; 4, 29 et saep.: buculam faciendam, Cic. Div. 1, 24, 48: epistulam mihi referendam, id. Att. 8, 5, 1: fratrem interficiendum, Nep. Timol. 1, 4 al.

(g). With part. perf pass.: inventum tibi curabo et mecum adductum Tuom Pamphilum, Ter. And. 4, 2, 1.—

(d). With inf. (most freq. with a negative): ea nolui scribere, quae nec indocti intellegere possent, nec docti legere curarent, would take the trouble, Cic. Ac. 1, 2, 4; so negatively, id. de Or. 1, 20, 91; id. Fam. 1, 9, 16; cf.: nihil Romae geritur, quod te putem scire curare, id. ib. 9, 10, 1; 3, 8, 7; Suet. Caes. 86; Hor. C. 2, 13, 39; id. Ep. 1, 17, 58; id. A. P. 133; 297; Ov. M. 11, 370; 11, 682 et saep.—Affirmatively: si qui sunt, qui illud curent defendere, Cic. Tusc. 5, 31, 87: qui istas res scire curavit, id. Fl. 27, 64: mando tibi, uti cures lustrare, Cato, R. R. 141: aspice, si quid Et nos, quod cures proprium fecisse, loquamur, Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 5; 1, 16, 17; id. A. P. 35; 460 sq.; Suet. Dom. 20; id. Gram. 24.—(ε) With acc. and inf. pass.: neque vero haec inter se congruere possent, ut natura et procreari vellet et diligi procreatos non curaret, Cic. Fin. 3, 19, 62: symbolos proponi et saxis proscribi curat, Just. 2, 12, 2; 3, 5, 12.—(ζ) With nom. and inf.: ego capitis mei periculo patriam liberavi, vos liberi sine periculo esse non curatis, Auct. Her. 4, 53, 66. —(η) With ut, ne, or a simple subj.: pater curabit ut, etc., Plaut. Am. 1, 2, 25 sq.: si fecisset, se curaturam, ut, etc., Cic. Div. 1, 24, 48; Quint. 4, 2, 47; Suet. Aug. 92.—So in concluding letters: cura ut valeas, take care of yourself, be careful of your health (for which da operam ut valeas, fac valeas, et al. sim.), Cic. Fam. 7, 5, 3; 7, 6, 2; 7, 15, 2; 7, 20, 3; id. Q. Fr. 3, 4, 6; 3, 8, 6; id. Att. 1, 5, 8; 2, 2, 3 et saep.: omnibus rebus cura et provide, ne quid ei desit, id. ib. 11, 3, 3; Quint. 1, 1, 34; 2, 5, 24; Suet. Aug. 94 et saep.: ne illa quidem curo mihi scribas, quae, etc., Cic. Fam. 2, 8, 1: jam curabo sentiat, quos attentarit, Phaedr. 5, 2, 6; Petr. 58, 2: curare uti Romae ne essent, Suet. Rhet. 1 init.—(θ) With dat. (ante-and post-class.): illis curandum censeo, Plaut. Rud. 1, 2, 92; so, omnibus, Att. ap. Macr. S. 6, 1: rebus publicis, Plaut. Trin. 4, 3, 50: rebus alienis, id. Truc. 1, 2, 41: rebus meis, App. Mag. p. 297.—(ι) With quod: nam quod strabonus est, non curo, Petr. 68, 8.—(κ) With de: vides, quanto hoc diligentius curem quam aut de rumore aut de Pollione, Cic. Att. 13, 21, 3.—(λ) Absol.: curasti probe, Ter. And. 5, 2, 6; cf. Plant. Rud. 2, 3, 50: abi intro; ego hic curabo, id. Bacch. 2, 2, 49; id. Pers. 1, 3, 5: ubi quisque legatus aut tribunus curabat, commanded, Sall. J. 60, 1; cf.: in eā parte, id. ib. 60, 5: in postremo loco cum equitibus, id. ib. 46, 7.—(μ) Impers.: curabitur, Plaut. Capt. 3, 5, 70; id. Men. 3, 3, 15; Ter. And. 2, 3, 29: curetur, id. Hec. 2, 2, 15. —

2. Of things (poet.): quae causa suscipienda curarit sollemnia sacra, Lucr. 5, 1163: nec vera virtus Curat reponi deterioribus, Hor. C. 3, 5, 30; with ut, Lucr. 5, 1015; 3, 127; 6, 231 Lachm.; with ne: quod ne miremur sopor atque oblivia curant, id. 4, 826 (822).—

II. In partic., t. t.

A. In state affairs, to take the charge of, to manage the business of, to do a thing in behalf of the state, to administer, govern, preside over, command, etc.

(a). With acc.: bellum maritimum curare, Liv. 7, 26, 10; so, Asiam, Tac. A. 4, 36: Achaiam, id. ib. 5, 10: superioris Germaniae legiones, id. ib. 6, 30; cf. id. ib. 1, 31; cf.: duabus his artibus ... se remque publicam curabant, Sall. C. 9, 3. —

(b). Absol.: Faesulanum in sinistrā parte curare jubet, Sall. C. 59, 3; cf. id. J. 46, 7: duo additi qui Romae curarent, Tac. A. 11, 22.—

B. In medic. lang., to heal, cure.

(a). With acc.: an quod corpora curari possint, animorum medicina nulla sit? Cic. Tusc. 3, 2, 4; id. Clu. 14, 40: adulescentes gravius aegrotant, tristius curantur, id. Sen. 19, 67; Sulp. ap. Cic. Fam. 4, 5, 5: aegrum, Liv. 5, 5, 12: quadrupedes, Quint. 2, 10, 6: aliquem frigidis, Suet. Aug. 81: aliquem radice vel herbā, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 151 et saep.: morbos, Cels. prooem.; Quint. 2, 3, 6; Curt. 5, 9, 3; 7, 1, 22: vulnus, Liv. 2, 17, 4; Quint. 4, 2, 84 et saep.: apparentia vitia, Quint. 12, 8, 10. —Rarely, to operate: qui ferrum medici prius quam curetur aspexit, Quint. 4, 5, 5. —

(b). Absol.: medicinae pars, quae manu curat, Cels. 7 praef.; so Quint. 2, 17, 39 al. —Hence, P. a. as subst.: cūrans, antis, m., = medicus, a physician: plurimi sub alterutro curantis errore moriuntur, Cels. 3, 8, 5.—Also cūrandus, i, m., the patient: nisi festinare curandi imbecillitas cogit, Col. 7, 2, 12.—

b. Trop. (ironically): cum provinciam curarit, sanguinem miserit, mihi tradiderit enectam, etc., Cic. Att. 6, 1, 2: reduviam (corresp. with capiti mederi), id. Rosc. Am. 44, 128.—

C. In mercantile lang., to take care of money matters, to adjust or settle, pay, etc.: (nummos) pro signis, Cic. Att. 1, 8, 2; cf.: pecuniam pro eo frumento legatis, Liv. 44, 16, 2: dimidium pecuniae redemptori tuo, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 4, 2; id. Quint. 4, 15: me cui jussisset curaturum, that I would make payment according to his direction, id. Fam. 16, 9, 3.— Hence, cūrātus, a, um, P. a. (acc. to I.).

1. Earnest, anxious (post-Aug.): curatissimae preces, Tac. A. 1, 13 fin.: interim me quidam ... secreto curatoque sermone corripit, monet, etc., Plin. Ep. 9, 13, 10.—

2. Taken care of, managed, attended to: boves curatiores, Cato, R. R. 103: sacra, Cic. Balb. 24, 55: nitida illa et curata vox, Quint. 11, 3, 26.—Adv.: cūrātē, carefully, diligently; only in comp.: curatius disserere, Tac. A. 2, 27; 14, 21; 16, 22; Plin. Ep. 1, 1, 1.