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lŏco, āvi, ātum, 1 (old forms, locassim for locaverim, Plaut. Aul. 2, 2, 51; so, locassint, Cic. Leg. 3, 4, 11), v. a. [locus], to place, put, lay, set, dispose, arrange.

  1. I. Lit.
    1. A. In gen.: equites pro cornibus, Quint. 2, 13, 3: crates adversas locari jubet, Caes. B. C. 3, 46: milites super vallum in munimentis, Sall. J. 100: cum sol ita locatus fuisset, ut, etc., Cic. Rep. 1, 15, 23: fundamenta (urbis), Verg. A. 4, 266; cf. id. ib. 1, 428: gramineoque viros locat ipse sedili, id. ib. 8, 176: vicos, Tac. G. 16: stipendium et commeatum, Sall. J. 90.
    2. B. In partic.
      1. 1. Locare puellam in matrimonium or in matrimonio, nuptiis, nuptum, or simply locare, to give a girl in marriage, to marry her to any one: cur me huic locabas nuptiis? Enn. ap. Auct. Her. 2, 24, 38 (Trag. v. 157 Vahl.): virginem habeo grandem, neque eam queo locare quoiquam, Plaut. Aul. 2, 2, 15: in matrimonium, id. Trin. 3, 3, 52: aliquam in luculentam familiam, id. Cist. 3, 2, 18: nuptum virginem adulescenti, Ter. Phorm. 5, 1, 25.
      2. 2. To let, lease, to hire or farm out (opp. conduco): vectigalia, Cic. Agr. 1, 3, 7: portorium, id. Inv. 1, 30, 47: agrum frumento, Liv. 27, 3: praedia non nummo sed partibus, Plin. Ep. 9, 37, 3: tabernas civitatibus ad stationem, Suet. Ner. 37.
        1. b. To give out on contract, to contract for having a thing done: tu idem optimum est Loces efferendum: nam jam credo mortuus est, Plaut. Aul. 3, 6, 30: impero, ut tu me quoivis castrandum loces, id. ib. 2, 2, 73: ut quod sit sibi operis locatum ecficeret, id. As. 2, 4, 37: ego operam meam tribus nummis hodie locavi ad artis naugatorias, id. Trin. 4, 2, 2: statuam faciendam, Cic. Phil. 9, 7, 16: funera, id. Verr. 2, 5, 43, § 120: majore pecuniā columnas dealbandas, quam, etc., id. ib. 2, 1, 59, § 154: statuas demoliendas, id. ib. 2, 2, 67, § 161: auseribus cibaria publice locantur (sc. praebenda), id. Rosc. Am. 20, 56: Junoni templum (sc. exstruendum), Liv. 5, 23: vestimenta exercitui (sc. facienda), id. 27, 10: ingentesque locat Caesonia Rhenos, Pers. 6, 47.
        2. c. Locare se or locare operam suam, to hire one’s self out, hire out one’s services: quid si aliquo ad ludos me pro manduco locem, Plaut. Rud. 2, 6, 51: operam suam ad aliquam rem, id. Trin. 4, 2, 1; Gell. 3, 3, 14: vocem, i. e. to become a ranter, Juv. 8, 185: locare noctes, of courtesans, Ov. Am. 1, 10, 30.
        3. d. To lend: ornamenta quae locavi metuo ut possim recipere, Plaut. Curc. 4, 1, 3.
        4. e. To quarter, establish in quarters: cohortes novis hibernaculis, Tac. A. 14, 38.
      3. 3. Of money, to invest, place: nec quicquam argenti locavi jam diu usquam aeque bene? Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 144.
      4. 4. To put or lend out money on interest: locare argenti nemini nummum queo, Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 4.
        Hence, locare se, to bring in interest, to yield: disciplina (histrionis) quae erat (Panurgo) ab hoc (Roscio) tradita, locabat se non minus HS CCCICCC, Cic. Rosc. Com. 10, 28.
  2. II. Trop.
    1. A. In gen., to place, put, set, lay, fix: metuo hercle ne illa mulier mi insidias locet, Plaut. Rud. 2, 5, 17: num tu pudicae quoipiam insidias locas? id. Curc. 1, 1, 25: vitam in tam clara luce locavit, Lucr. 5, 12: inter recte factum atque peccatum media locabat quaedam, Cic. Ac. 1, 10, 37: aliquem in amplissimo gradu dignitatis, id. Mur. 14, 30: civitas in Catonis et Bruti fide locata, id. Att. 6, 1, 5: omnia mea studia in Milonis magistratu fixi et locavi, id. Fam. 2, 6, 3: eo loco locati sumus, ut, etc., id. Lael. 12, 40: vos hortor, ut ita virtutem locetis, ut exceptā nihil amicitiā praestabilius esse putetis, id. ib. 27, 104: res certis in personis ac temporibus locata, id. de Or. 1, 31, 138: prudentia est locata in delectu bonorum et malorum, consists in, id. Off. 3, 17, 71: beneficium apud gratos, to confer upon, Liv. 7, 20.
    2. B. (Acc. to I. B. 2. c.) To put out, as at interest; to place so as to secure a return: optumo optume optumam operam das; datam pulcre locas, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 122: beneficia apud gratos, Liv. 7, 20, 5: benefacta male locata male facta arbitror, Enn. ap. Cic. Off. 2, 18, 62 (Trag. v. 429 Vahl.).
    3. C. Locare nomen, to become surety, Phaedr. 1, 16, 1.
      Hence, P. a.: lŏcātus, a, um, only as subst.: lŏcātum, i, n., that which is placed on lease, hired out, Cic. N. D. 3, 30, 74.