EMEDD Citations for "spectaculum"

Ian Lancashire
University of Toronto

for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999

  1. spectaculum (Latin entry by Sir Thomas Elyot 1538)

    Spectaculum, a thynge to be sene or looked Budeus. on. Sometyme the selfe beholdynge. alsoo the place from whens menne doo beholde thynges.

  2. Spectaculum (Latin entry by Thomas Cooper 1565, fol. zzzzz5r)

    Spectáculum, spectáculi, pen. cor. n. gen. Virgil. A thyng to be seen and looked on: a spectakle: a sight: a pageant: a play. A scaffolde or place from whence men doo beholde. Liu.
    O spectaculum miserum atque acerbum. Cic. O pitifull and heauy sight.
    Acerbum spectaculum, Vide ACEREVS.
    Admiranda spectacula. Virg. Annua. Ouid.
    Apparatissimum spectaculum. Cic.
    Magnum. Horat.
    ¶ Scenæ spectacula amantur. Ouid.
    Concelebrare spectaculum. Vide CONCELEBRO.
    Excitatus est plausus ex omnibus spectaculis. Cic. Thei clapped alowde vpon all the scaffoldes, where they stoode to beholde.
    Indicere spectacula. Liu. To proclayme or apoynt sightes & playes.
    Rerum cælestium spectaculum ad hominem solum pertinet. Cicero.
    ¶ Spectaculum. Liu. The scaffolde or place where men beholde.
    Resonant spectacula plausu. Ouid.

  3. spectaculum (Latin entry by Thomas Thomas 1587)

    Spectaculum, li, n. g. A thing to be seen and looked on, a spectacle, a sight, a pageant, a play, a scaffold or place from whence men doe behold: also a beholder, Ovid.

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