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  • 1 petō

        petō īvī and iī (perf. petīt, V., O; petīstī, C., V.; petīsse, C., O.; petīssem, C., L, O.), petītus, ere    [PET-], to strive for, seek, aim at, repair to, make for, travel to: summum locum, Cs.: maris oras: navīs, take refuge in, N.: Troia peteretur classibus, V.: caelum pennis, fly to, O.: Grais Phasi petite viris, visited by the Greeks, O.: ille Reginam petit, turns to, V.: campum petit amnis, V.: mons petit astra, rises to, O.— To fall upon, rush at, attack, assault, assail, fly at, aim at, thrust at: Indutiomarum, aim at, Cs.: cuius latus mucro ille petebat: non latus, sed caput, aim at: Tarquinium spiculo infeste, L.: Mālo me, throw an apple at, V.: cui petit ungue genas, O.: Vos turba saxis petens, stoning, H.—Fig., to attack, assail: me epistulā: uter ab utro petitus insidiis esset, L.— To demand, exact, require: ex iis tantum, quantum res petet, hauriemus: poenas ab optimo quoque sui doloris, i. e. exact satisfaction.—To demand at law, sue for, claim: unde petitur... qui petit, the defendant... the plaintiff, T.: qui per se litem contestatur, sibi soli petit: alienos fundos.— To beg, beseech, ask, request, desire, entreat: flentes pacem petere, Cs.: Curtio tribunatum a Caesare, ask for Curtius: a te pro Ligario, intercede with you for: reus ut absolvatur: a te, ut, etc.—Of office, to solicit, be a candidate: nemo est ex iis, qui nunc petunt, qui, etc.: ambitiose regnum, L.— To woo, court, solicit: ut viros saepius peteret quam peteretur, S.: illam, O.: virgo ad libidinem petita, L.— To pursue, seek, strive after, aim at: fugā salutem, Cs.: praedam pedibus, O.: gloriam, S.: eloquentiae principatum: bene vivere, H.: conubiis natam sociare Latinis, V.: ex hostium ducibus victoriam, over, L.: imperium ex victis hostibus, L.— To fetch, bring, elicit, obtain, wrest, draw: E flammā cibum, T.: custodem in vincula, V.: a litteris doloris oblivionem: latere petitus imo spiritus, H.: gemitūs alto de corde petiti, O.— To take, betake oneself to, repair to: alium cursum, take another route: aliam in partem fugam, betake themselves to flight, Cs.— To refer to, relate to: Troianos haec monstra petunt, V.
    * * *
    petere, petivi, petitus V
    attack; aim at; desire; beg, entreat, ask (for); reach towards, make for

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  • 2 dē-precor

        dē-precor ātus, ārī, dep.,    to avert by prayer, deprecate, plead against, beg to escape, seek to avoid: ullam ab sese calamitatem: a me patriae querimoniam: nullum genus supplici: mortem, Cs.: inimici imperium, S.: sui periculi deprecandi facultas, Cs.: ignominiam, L.: primum deprecor, ne me, etc.: unum, ne se armis despoliaret, Cs.: non deprecor, quin, etc., Ct.: illam, i. e. curse, Ct.—To pray, plead with, apply to, solicit, offer a plea: quem deprecarere?: patres, ne festinarent decernere, L.: errasse regem deprecati sunt, plead in excuse, S.: pro filio patres deprecamur: neque illum se deprecari, quo minus pergat, L.: roget, deprecetur: merui, nec deprecor, inquit, V.—Supin. acc.: ad me deprecatum venire.—To pray for, intercede in behalf of: multorum vitam a Sullā: quos ad pacem deprecandam miserat: me a vobis.

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  • 3 deprecatus

    dē-prĕcor, ātus, 1, v. dep. a.
    I.
    To avert, ward off (from one's self or others) by earnest prayer; to deprecate; also to pray, to intercede for the averting of any evil, or to obtain pardon for any transgression (cf. Gell. 6, 16, 3).
    A.
    In gen. (for syn. cf.: averto, averrunco, avoco, revoco —freq. and class.), constr. with the acc. (rei v. personae), the inf., the acc. and inf., ne, quominus, quin, and absol.
    (α).
    With acc. rei:

    ullam ab sese calamitatem,

    Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 60 fin.; cf.:

    ut a me quandam prope justam patriae querimoniam detester ac deprecer,

    id. Cat. 1, 11: quibus servitutem mea miseria deprecor? Enn. ap. Gell. 6, 16, 9; cf.:

    ego meae cum vitae parcam, letum inimico deprecer?

    id. ib. §

    10: qui nullum genus supplicii deprecatus est neque recusavit,

    Cic. Tusc. 2, 22, 52:

    mortem,

    Caes. B. G. 7, 40, 6; cf.:

    non jam mortem neque aerumnas, tantummodo inimici imperium et cruciatus corporis deprecor,

    Sall. J. 24, 10:

    periculum,

    Caes. B. C. 1, 5; Asin. Pollio ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 31, 3 (with refugere), Liv. 3, 58:

    poenam,

    id. 40, 15:

    ignominiam,

    id. 27, 20 fin.:

    iram senatus,

    id. 39, 35:

    praecipiendi munus,

    Quint. 2, 12, 12 et saep.—Of abstract subjects:

    Claudii invidiam Gracchi caritas deprecabatur,

    averted, Cic. Rep. 6, 2 (ap. Gell. 6, 16, 11; and Non. 290, 17).—
    (β).
    With acc. pers., usually in the sense of praying:

    quem deprecarentur, cum omnes essent sordidati?

    Cic. Sest. 12: in hoc te deprecor, ne, etc., Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 1:

    Patres, ne festinarent decernere, etc.,

    Liv. 34, 59:

    senatum litteris deprecatus est, ne, etc.,

    Suet. Caes. 29:

    dispensatorem deprecati sumus, ut, etc.,

    Petr. 30, 9:

    deos mala (opp. bona rogare),

    Sen. Q. N. 2, 33; cf.:

    hoc superos, hoc te quoque deprecor,

    Val. Fl. 8, 53:

    numina versu,

    Petr. 133, 2: Dominum, Vulg. [p. 552] Esth. 14, 3 et saep.—Less freq. in the sense of averting:

    lecto te solum, lecto te deprecor uno,

    Prop. 2, 34, 17 (3, 32, 7 M.).—
    (γ).
    With inf.:

    umbram accipere,

    Stat. Th. 8, 116; Luc. 9, 213.—
    * (δ).
    With acc. and inf., to plead in excuse:

    postquam errasse regem et Jugurthae scelere lapsum deprecati sunt,

    Sall. J. 104, 4.—
    (ε).
    With ne:

    primum deprecor, ne me, etc.,

    Cic. Fin. 2, 1:

    unum petere ac deprecari... ne se armis despoliaret,

    Caes. B. G. 2, 31, 4:

    spem ne nostram fieri patiare caducam, deprecor,

    Ov. H. 15 (16), 170; cf. no., b; so,

    opp. to postulo ut,

    Liv. 40, 15, 8.—And with the dat. of the person for whom one entreats: deprecari alicui ne vapulet, Plaut. As. grex 5.—
    (ζ).
    With quominus:

    neque illum se deprecari, quominus pergat,

    Liv. 3, 9, 10 (but non precarere is the true reading in Cic. Fin. 2, 24, 79 fin.).—So very rarely
    (η).
    with quin:

    quin gravedinem ipsi ferat frigus,

    Cat. 44, 18.—
    (θ).
    With ut (rarely):

    deprecatus esse dicitur, ut se tertium in amicitiam reciperent,

    Lact. 5, 17, 23; cf.

    supra,

    Petr. 30, 9.—
    (ι).
    Absol.:

    pro amico, pro republica deprecari,

    Cic. Sest. 12 fin.; cf. Suet. Claud. 21; id. Vit. 14:

    arma deponat, roget, deprecetur,

    Cic. Phil. 5, 1, 3; id. Or. 40, 138; Caes. B. G. 4, 7, 3; Quint. 5, 13, 2; *Verg. A. 12, 931 al.—
    B.
    In relig. lang., to imprecate: diras devotiones in eum deprecata, Ap. M. 9, p. 227.—
    2.
    Transf.:

    quasi non totidem mox deprecor illi Assidue,

    execrate, Cat. 92, 3 (dictum est quasi detestor vel exsecror vel depello vel abominor, Gell. 6, 16, 5).—
    II.
    To pray for, intercede in behalf of (that which is in danger):

    vitam alicujus ab aliquo,

    Cic. Sull. 26; cf. vitam sibi, Auct. B. Afr. 89, 3;

    paucos dies exsolvendo donativo deprecatum,

    Tac. H. 1, 41:

    quos senatus non ad pacem deprecandam, sed ad denuntiandum bellum miserat,

    Cic. Fam. 12, 24. Also with personal objects:

    a vobis deprecor custodem salutis meae,

    Cic. Planc. 42, 102:

    nullae sunt imagines, quae me a vobis deprecentur,

    id. Agr. 2, 36 fin.:

    te assiduae lacrimae C. Marcelli deprecantur,

    id. Fam. 4, 7 fin. —Sometimes, by zeugma, deprecor is used in both senses, I. and II., with different objects: non mortem sed dilationem mortis deprecantur, Justin. 11, 9, 14; Gronov. ad loc.
    dēprĕcātus, in pass. signif.:

    deprecatum bellum,

    Just. 8, 5, 4: deprecato summo numine, Ap. M. 11, p. 270.

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  • 4 deprecor

    dē-prĕcor, ātus, 1, v. dep. a.
    I.
    To avert, ward off (from one's self or others) by earnest prayer; to deprecate; also to pray, to intercede for the averting of any evil, or to obtain pardon for any transgression (cf. Gell. 6, 16, 3).
    A.
    In gen. (for syn. cf.: averto, averrunco, avoco, revoco —freq. and class.), constr. with the acc. (rei v. personae), the inf., the acc. and inf., ne, quominus, quin, and absol.
    (α).
    With acc. rei:

    ullam ab sese calamitatem,

    Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 60 fin.; cf.:

    ut a me quandam prope justam patriae querimoniam detester ac deprecer,

    id. Cat. 1, 11: quibus servitutem mea miseria deprecor? Enn. ap. Gell. 6, 16, 9; cf.:

    ego meae cum vitae parcam, letum inimico deprecer?

    id. ib. §

    10: qui nullum genus supplicii deprecatus est neque recusavit,

    Cic. Tusc. 2, 22, 52:

    mortem,

    Caes. B. G. 7, 40, 6; cf.:

    non jam mortem neque aerumnas, tantummodo inimici imperium et cruciatus corporis deprecor,

    Sall. J. 24, 10:

    periculum,

    Caes. B. C. 1, 5; Asin. Pollio ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 31, 3 (with refugere), Liv. 3, 58:

    poenam,

    id. 40, 15:

    ignominiam,

    id. 27, 20 fin.:

    iram senatus,

    id. 39, 35:

    praecipiendi munus,

    Quint. 2, 12, 12 et saep.—Of abstract subjects:

    Claudii invidiam Gracchi caritas deprecabatur,

    averted, Cic. Rep. 6, 2 (ap. Gell. 6, 16, 11; and Non. 290, 17).—
    (β).
    With acc. pers., usually in the sense of praying:

    quem deprecarentur, cum omnes essent sordidati?

    Cic. Sest. 12: in hoc te deprecor, ne, etc., Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 1:

    Patres, ne festinarent decernere, etc.,

    Liv. 34, 59:

    senatum litteris deprecatus est, ne, etc.,

    Suet. Caes. 29:

    dispensatorem deprecati sumus, ut, etc.,

    Petr. 30, 9:

    deos mala (opp. bona rogare),

    Sen. Q. N. 2, 33; cf.:

    hoc superos, hoc te quoque deprecor,

    Val. Fl. 8, 53:

    numina versu,

    Petr. 133, 2: Dominum, Vulg. [p. 552] Esth. 14, 3 et saep.—Less freq. in the sense of averting:

    lecto te solum, lecto te deprecor uno,

    Prop. 2, 34, 17 (3, 32, 7 M.).—
    (γ).
    With inf.:

    umbram accipere,

    Stat. Th. 8, 116; Luc. 9, 213.—
    * (δ).
    With acc. and inf., to plead in excuse:

    postquam errasse regem et Jugurthae scelere lapsum deprecati sunt,

    Sall. J. 104, 4.—
    (ε).
    With ne:

    primum deprecor, ne me, etc.,

    Cic. Fin. 2, 1:

    unum petere ac deprecari... ne se armis despoliaret,

    Caes. B. G. 2, 31, 4:

    spem ne nostram fieri patiare caducam, deprecor,

    Ov. H. 15 (16), 170; cf. no., b; so,

    opp. to postulo ut,

    Liv. 40, 15, 8.—And with the dat. of the person for whom one entreats: deprecari alicui ne vapulet, Plaut. As. grex 5.—
    (ζ).
    With quominus:

    neque illum se deprecari, quominus pergat,

    Liv. 3, 9, 10 (but non precarere is the true reading in Cic. Fin. 2, 24, 79 fin.).—So very rarely
    (η).
    with quin:

    quin gravedinem ipsi ferat frigus,

    Cat. 44, 18.—
    (θ).
    With ut (rarely):

    deprecatus esse dicitur, ut se tertium in amicitiam reciperent,

    Lact. 5, 17, 23; cf.

    supra,

    Petr. 30, 9.—
    (ι).
    Absol.:

    pro amico, pro republica deprecari,

    Cic. Sest. 12 fin.; cf. Suet. Claud. 21; id. Vit. 14:

    arma deponat, roget, deprecetur,

    Cic. Phil. 5, 1, 3; id. Or. 40, 138; Caes. B. G. 4, 7, 3; Quint. 5, 13, 2; *Verg. A. 12, 931 al.—
    B.
    In relig. lang., to imprecate: diras devotiones in eum deprecata, Ap. M. 9, p. 227.—
    2.
    Transf.:

    quasi non totidem mox deprecor illi Assidue,

    execrate, Cat. 92, 3 (dictum est quasi detestor vel exsecror vel depello vel abominor, Gell. 6, 16, 5).—
    II.
    To pray for, intercede in behalf of (that which is in danger):

    vitam alicujus ab aliquo,

    Cic. Sull. 26; cf. vitam sibi, Auct. B. Afr. 89, 3;

    paucos dies exsolvendo donativo deprecatum,

    Tac. H. 1, 41:

    quos senatus non ad pacem deprecandam, sed ad denuntiandum bellum miserat,

    Cic. Fam. 12, 24. Also with personal objects:

    a vobis deprecor custodem salutis meae,

    Cic. Planc. 42, 102:

    nullae sunt imagines, quae me a vobis deprecentur,

    id. Agr. 2, 36 fin.:

    te assiduae lacrimae C. Marcelli deprecantur,

    id. Fam. 4, 7 fin. —Sometimes, by zeugma, deprecor is used in both senses, I. and II., with different objects: non mortem sed dilationem mortis deprecantur, Justin. 11, 9, 14; Gronov. ad loc.
    dēprĕcātus, in pass. signif.:

    deprecatum bellum,

    Just. 8, 5, 4: deprecato summo numine, Ap. M. 11, p. 270.

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  • 5 intercurro

    inter-curro, curri, rsum, 3, v. n. and a. (tmesis in Lucr. 5, 1374: inter plaga currere).
    I.
    Neutr., to run between.
    A.
    Lit.
    1.
    In gen.:

    latitudine intercurrentis freti,

    Plin. 3, 11, 16, § 100.—
    2.
    In partic., to hasten in the meantime anywhere:

    indicto delectu in diem certam, ipse interim Veios intercurrit,

    Liv. 5, 19, 4.—
    B.
    Trop.
    1.
    To run along with, mingle with, be among:

    intercurrit quaedam distantia formis,

    Lucr. 2, 373:

    his laboriosis exercitationibus dolor intercurrit,

    Cic. Tusc. 2, 15, 36:

    alterum genus intercurrit nonnumquam, etc.,

    Auct. Her. 1, 8, 12:

    gemma candida intercurrentibus sanguineis venis,

    Plin. 37, 10, 59, § 162:

    quibusdam intercurrit umbra,

    a dark vein, id. 37, 5, 18, § 67.—
    2.
    To step between, to intercede:

    pugnatur acerrime: qui intercurrerent, misimus tres principes civitatis,

    Cic. Phil. 8, 6, 17.—
    II.
    Act., to run through, traverse (late Lat.;

    for percurrebat is the true reading,

    Liv. 44, 2, 12):

    intercurso spatio maris,

    Amm. 15, 10, 26.

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  • 6 peto

    pĕto, īvi and ĭi, ītum, 3 ( perf. petīt, Verg. A. 9, 9;

    Ov F. 1, 109: petisti,

    Cic. Cat. 1, 5, 11; Verg. A. 4, 100; 12, 359:

    petistis,

    Auct. Her. 4, 15, 22:

    petissem,

    Cic. Verr. 1, 55, 145; Ov. M. 5, 26; Liv. 30, 25, 2:

    petisse,

    Cic. Quint. 11, 37; id. Verr. 2, 4, 63, § 140; Ov. [p. 1365] M. 9, 623; cf. Neue, Formenl. 2, 516 sq.), v. a. [Sanscr. root pat-, to fall upon, fly, find; Gr. pet- in piptô (pi-petô), to fall; cf. Lat. impetus and in petomai, to fly; cf. Lat. penna, acci-pit-er, etc.; the root of piptô, and therefore orig. to fall, fall upon; hence, to endeavor to reach or attain any thing].
    I.
    To fall upon any thing.
    A.
    Lit.
    1.
    In a hostile sense, to rush at, attack, assault, assail; to let fly at, aim a blow at, thrust at, etc. (class.; cf.:

    invado, aggredior): gladiatores et vitando caute, et petendo vehementer,

    Cic. Or. 68, 228:

    cujus latus mucro ille petebat,

    id. Lig. 3, 9:

    non latus aut ventrem, sed caput et collum petere,

    to thrust at, id. Mur. 26, 52:

    aliquem spiculo infeste,

    Liv. 2, 20:

    aliquem mālo,

    to throw an apple at any one, Verg. E. 3, 64:

    alicui ungue genas,

    Ov. A. A. 2, 452:

    aliquem saxis, id. de Nuce, 2: aprum jaculis,

    Suet. Tib. 72:

    aëra disco,

    Hor. S. 2, 2, 13:

    bello Penatìs,

    Verg. A. 3, 603:

    armis patriam,

    Vell. 2, 68, 3.—
    2.
    Without the notion of hostility: petere collum alicujus amplexu, to fall upon one's neck, to embrace one, M. Cael. ap. Quint. 4, 2, 124.—Esp. freq., to seek, to direct one's course to, to go or repair to, to make for, travel to a place:

    grues loca calidiora petentes,

    Cic. N. D. 2, 49, 125:

    Cyzicum,

    id. Fam. 14, 4, 3:

    Dyrrhachium,

    id. Planc. 41, 97:

    naves,

    to seek, take refuge in their ships, Nep. Milt. 5, 5:

    caelum pennis,

    to fly, Ov. F. 3, 457:

    Graiis Phasi petite viris,

    visited by the Greeks, id. P. 4, 10, 52:

    Metellus Postumium ad bellum gerendum Africam petentem,... urbem egredi passus non est,

    attempting to go, starting, Val. Max. 1, 1, 2.— Transf., of things, to proceed or go towards:

    campum petit amnis,

    Verg. G. 3, 522:

    mons petit astra,

    towers toward the stars, Ov. M. 1, 316: aliquem, to seek, go to a person:

    reginam,

    Verg. A. 1, 717:

    ut te supplex peterem, et tua limina adirem,

    id. ib. 6, 115: aliquid in locum or ad aliquem, to go to a place or person for something, to go in quest of, go to fetch:

    visum est tanti in extremam Italiam petere Brundisium ostreas,

    to go to Brundisium for oysters, Plin. 9, 54, 79, § 169:

    myrrham ad Troglodytas,

    id. 12, 15, 33, § 66:

    harena ad Aethiopas usque petitur,

    id. 36, 6, 9, § 51:

    collis, in quem vimina petebantur,

    id. 16, 10, 15, § 37:

    quaeque trans maria petimus,

    fetch, id. 19, 4, 19, §§ 58, 52.—
    II.
    Trop.
    A.
    To attack, assail one with any thing (class.):

    aiiquem epistulā,

    Cic. Att. 2, 2, 2:

    aliquem fraude et insidiis,

    Liv. 40, 55:

    aliquem falsis criminibus,

    Tac. A. 4, 31.—
    B.
    To demand, seek, require (cf. posco).
    1.
    In gen.:

    ita petit asparagus,

    Varr. R. R. 1, 23:

    ex iis tantum, quantum res petet, hauriemus,

    Cic. de Or. 3, 31, 123:

    aliquem in vincula,

    Quint. 7, 1, 55:

    aliquem ad supplicium,

    id. 7, 6, 6: poenas ab aliquo, to seek satisfaction from or revenge one's self on any one. ut poenas ab optimo quoque peteret sui doloris, Cic. Att. 1, 16, 7:

    ut merito ab eā poenas liberi sui petere debuerint,

    Quint. 3, 11, 12.—
    2.
    In partic.
    a.
    To demand or claim at law, to bring an action to recover, to sue for any thing (syn.:

    postulo): causam dicere Prius unde petitur... Quam ille qui petit,

    Ter. Eun. prol. 11:

    qui per se litem contestatur, sibi soli petit,

    Cic. Rosc Com. 18, 53: aliquando cum servis Habiti furti egit;

    nuper ab ipso Habito petere coepit,

    id. Clu. 59, 163:

    qui non calumniā litium alienos fundos, sed castris, exercitu, signis inferendis petebat,

    id. Mil. 27, 74.—
    b.
    To beg, beseech, ask, request, desire, entreat (syn.: rogo, flagito, obsecro); constr with ab and abl. of pers. (cf. infra); ante- and postclass., with acc. of pers.:

    vos volo, vos peto atque obsecro,

    Plaut. Curc. 1, 2, 60; freq. with ut:

    a te etiam atque etiam peto atque contendo, ut, etc.,

    Cic. Fam. 13, 1, 5:

    peto quaesoque, ut, etc.,

    id. ib. 5, 4, 2:

    peto igitur a te, vel, si pateris, oro, ut,

    id. ib. 9, 13, 3:

    petere in beneficii loco et gratiae, ut,

    id. Verr 2, 3, 82, § 189:

    petere precibus per litteras ab aliquo, ut,

    id. Sull. 19, 55:

    pacem ab aliquo,

    Caes. B. G. 2, 13:

    opem ab aliquo,

    Cic. Tusc. 5, 2, 5:

    vitam nocenti,

    Tac. A. 2, 31:

    petito, ut intrare urbem liceret,

    Just. 43, 5, 6.—Also, with id or illud, and ut, etc.: illud autem te peto, ut, etc., Dolab. ap. Cic. Fam. 9, 9, 2.—With obj.-clause (mostly poet.):

    arma umeris arcumque animosa petebat Ferre,

    Stat. Achill. 1, 352; cf.: cum peteret (solum) donari quasi proprio suo deo, Suet. Aug. 5: petit aes sibi dari eis artous, Gell. 9, 2, 1.—De aliquo (for ab aliquo), to beg or request of one (post-class.):

    si de me petisses, ut, etc.,

    Dig. 13, 6, 5.—Ab aliquo aliquid alicui, to beg a thing of one person for another (class.):

    M. Curtio tribunatum a Caesare petivi,

    Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 15, 3: ab aliquo pro aliquo petere, to intercede for:

    in eorum studiis, qui a te pro Ligario petunt,

    Cic. Lig. 10, 31.—With ex and abl. pers. (v. infra d.):

    eum petit litteris, ut ad Britanniam proficisceretur,

    Capitol. Pertin. 3, 5; Eutr. 2, 24.—Hence, pĕtītum, i, n., a prayer, desire, request, entreaty, Cat. 68, 39.—
    (β).
    Polit. t. t., to apply or solicit for an office, to be a candidate for office (different from ambire, to go about among the people to collect their votes, to canvass, which took place after the petitio):

    nemo est ex iis, qui nunc petunt, qui, etc.,

    Cic. Att. 1, 1, 2:

    consulatum,

    id. Phil. 2, 30, 76:

    praeturam,

    id. Verr. 1, 8, 23; Liv. 1, 35.—
    c.
    To solicit a person, to seek to possess, to woo:

    libidine sic accensa (Sempronia) ut viros saepius peteret quam peteretur,

    Sall. C. 25, 3:

    cum te tam multi peterent, tu me una petisti,

    Prop. 3, 13, 27:

    formosam quisque petit,

    id. 3, 32, 4:

    multi illam petiere,

    Ov. M. 1, 478; cf.: quae tuus Vir petet, cave, ne neges;

    Ne petitum aliunde eat,

    Cat. 61, 151.—
    d.
    To endeavor to obtain or pursue, to seek, strive after any thing, Plaut. Ep. 1, 2, 40:

    fugā salutem petere,

    Nep. Hann. 11, 4:

    praedam pedibus,

    Ov. M. 1, 534:

    gloriam,

    Sall. C. 54, 5:

    eloquentiae principatum,

    Cic. Or. 17, 56:

    sanguinis profusio vel fortuita vel petita,

    intentional, designed, produced by artificial means, Cels. 2, 8.—With inf.:

    bene vivere,

    Hor. Ep. 1, 11, 29:

    victricemque petunt dextrae conjungere dextram,

    Ov. M. 8, 421; 14, 571:

    conubiis natam sociare Latinis,

    Verg. A. 7, 96:

    aliquem transfigere ferro,

    Mart. 5, 51, 3.—With ex and abl., over, in the case of:

    ex hostibus victoriam petere,

    Liv. 8, 33, 13:

    supplicium ex se, non victoriam peti,

    id. 28, 19, 11:

    imperium ex victis hostibus populum Romanum petere,

    id. 30, 16, 7.—
    e.
    To fetch any thing:

    qui argentum petit,

    Plaut. Ep. 1, 1, 53:

    cibum e flammā,

    Ter. Eun, 3, 2, 38:

    altius initium rei demonstrandae,

    Cic. Caecin. 4, 10:

    aliquid a Graecis,

    id. Ac. 1, 2, 8:

    a litteris exiguam doloris oblivionem,

    to obtain, id. Fam. 5, 15, 4:

    suspirium alte,

    to fetch a deep sigh, Plaut. Cist. 1, 1, 57; cf.:

    latere petitus imo spiritus,

    Hor. Epod. 11, 10; and:

    gemitus alto de corde petiti,

    Ov. M. 2, 622:

    haec ex veteri memoriā petita,

    Tac. H. 3, 5, 1.—
    f.
    To take, betake one's self to any thing:

    iter a Vibone Brundisium terrā petere contendi,

    Cic. Planc. 40, 96:

    diversas vias,

    Val. Fl. 1, 91:

    alium cursum,

    to take another route, Cic. Att. 3, 8, 2:

    aliam in partem petebant fugam,

    betook themselves to flight, fled, Caes. B. G. 2, 24.—
    g.
    To refer to, relate to ( poet.):

    Trojanos haec monstra petunt,

    Verg. A. 9, 128.

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  • 7 ā

       ā    (before consonants), ab (before vowels, h, and some consonants, esp. l, n, r, s), abs (usu. only before t and q, esp. freq. before the pron. te), old af, praep. with abl., denoting separation or departure (opp. ad).    I. Lit., in space, from, away from, out of.    A. With motion: ab urbe proficisci, Cs.: a supero mari Flaminia (est via), leads: Nunc quidem paululum, inquit, a sole, a little out of the sun: usque a mari supero Romam proficisci, all the way from; with names of cities and small islands, or with domo, home (for the simple abl; of motion, away from, not out of, a place); hence, of raising a siege, of the march of soldiers, the setting out of a fleet, etc.: oppidum ab Aeneā fugiente a Troiā conditum: ab Alesiā, Cs.: profectus ab Orico cum classe, Cs.; with names of persons or with pronouns: cum a vobis discessero: videat forte hic te a patre aliquis exiens, i. e. from his house, T.; (praegn.): a rege munera repudiare, from, sent by, N.—    B. Without motion.    1. Of separation or distance: abesse a domo paulisper maluit: tum Brutus ab Romā aberat, S.: hic locus aequo fere spatio ab castris Ariovisti et Caesaris aberat, Cs.: a foro longe abesse: procul a castris hostes in collibus constiterunt, Cs.: cum esset bellum tam prope a Siciliā; so with numerals to express distance: ex eo loco ab milibus passuum octo, eight miles distant, Cs.: ab milibus passuum minus duobus castra posuerunt, less than two miles off, Cs.; so rarely with substantives: quod tanta machinatio ab tanto spatio instrueretur, so far away, Cs.—    2. To denote a side or direction, etc., at, on, in: ab sinistrā parte nudatis castris, on the left, Cs.: ab eā parte, quā, etc., on that side, S.: Gallia Celtica attingit ab Sequanis flumen Rhenum, on the side of the Sequani, i. e. their country, Cs.: ab decumanā portā castra munita, at the main entrance, Cs.: crepuit hinc a Glycerio ostium, of the house of G., T.: (cornua) ab labris argento circumcludunt, on the edges, Cs.; hence, a fronte, in the van; a latere, on the flank; a tergo, in the rear, behind; a dextro cornu, on the right wing; a medio spatio, half way.—    II. Fig.    A. Of time.    1. Of a point of time, after: Caesar ab decimae legionis cohortatione ad dextrum cornu profectus, immediately after, Cs.: ab eo magistratu, after this office, S.: recens a volnere Dido, fresh from her wound, V.: in Italiam perventum est quinto mense a Carthagine, i. e. after leaving, L.: ab his, i. e. after these words, hereupon, O.: ab simili <*>ade domo profugus, i. e. after and in consequence of, L.—    2. Of a period of time, from, since, after: ab hora tertiā bibebatur, from the third hour: ab Sullā et Pompeio consulibus, since the consulship of: ab incenso Capitolio illum esse vigesumum annum, since, S.: augures omnes usque ab Romulo, since the time of: iam inde ab infelici pugnā ceciderant animi, from (and in consequence of), L.; hence, ab initio, a principio, a primo, at, in, or from the beginning, at first: ab integro, anew, afresh: ab... ad, from (a time)... to: cum ab horā septimā ad vesperum pugnatum sit, Cs.; with nouns or adjectives denoting a time of life: iam inde a pueritiā, T.: a pueritiā: a pueris: iam inde ab incunabulis, L.: a parvo, from a little child, or childhood, L.: ab parvulis, Cs.—    B. In other relations.    1. To denote separation, deterring, intermitting, distinction, difference, etc., from: quo discessum animi a corpore putent esse mortem: propius abesse ab ortu: alter ab illo, next after him, V.: Aiax, heros ab Achille secundus, next in rank to, H.: impotentia animi a temperantiā dissidens: alieno a te animo fuit, estranged; so with adjj. denoting free, strange, pure, etc.: res familiaris casta a cruore civili: purum ab humano cultu solum, L.: (opoidum) vacuum ab defensoribus, Cs.: alqm pudicum servare ab omni facto, etc., II.; with substt.: impunitas ab iudicio: ab armis quies dabatur, L.; or verbs: haec a custodiis loca vacabant, Cs.—    2. To denote the agent, by: qui (Mars) saepe spoliantem iam evertit et perculit ab abiecto, by the agency of: Laudari me abs te, a laudato viro: si quid ei a Caesare gravius accidisset, at Caesar's hands, Cs.: vetus umor ab igne percaluit solis, under, O.: a populo P. imperia perferre, Cs.: equo lassus ab indomito, H.: volgo occidebantur: per quos et a quibus? by whose hands and upon whose orders? factus ab arte decor, artificial, O.: destitutus ab spe, L.; (for the sake of the metre): correptus ab ignibus, O.; (poet. with abl. of means or instr.): intumuit venter ab undā, O.—Ab with abl. of agent for the dat., to avoid ambiguity, or for emphasis: quibus (civibus) est a vobis consulendum: te a me nostrae consuetudinis monendum esse puto.—    3. To denote source, origin, extraction, from, of: Turnus ab Ariciā, L.: si ego me a M. Tullio esse dicerem: oriundi ab Sabinis, L.: dulces a fontibus undae, V.—With verbs of expecting, fearing, hoping (cf. a parte), from, on the part of: a quo quidem genere, iudices, ego numquam timui: nec ab Romanis vobis ulla est spes, you can expect nothing from the Romans, L.; (ellipt.): haec a servorum bello pericula, threatened by: quem metus a praetore Romano stimulabat, fear of what the praetor might do, L.—With verbs of paying, etc., solvere, persolvere, dare (pecuniam) ab aliquo, to pay through, by a draft on, etc.: se praetor dedit, a quaestore numeravit, quaestor a mensā publicā, by an order on the quaestor: ei legat pecuniam a filio, to be paid by his son: scribe decem (milia) a Nerio, pay by a draft on Nerius, H.; cognoscere ab aliquā re, to know or learn by means of something (but ab aliquo, from some one): id se a Gallicis armis atque insignibus cognovisse, Cs.; in giving an etymology: id ab re... interregnum appellatum, L.—Rarely with verbs of beginning and repeating: coepere a fame mala, L.: a se suisque orsus, Ta.—    4. With verbs of freeing from, defending, protecting, from, against: ut a proeliis quietem habuerant, L.: provincia a calamitate est defendenda: sustinere se a lapsu, L.—    5. With verbs and adjectives, to define the respect in which, in relation to, with regard to, in respect to, on the part of: orba ab optimatibus contio: mons vastus ab naturā et humano cultu, S.: ne ab re sint omissiores, too neglectful of money or property, T.: posse a facundiā, in the matter of eloquence, T.; cf. with laborare, for the simple abl, in, for want of: laborare ab re frumentariā, Cs.—    6. In stating a motive, from, out of, on account of, in consequence of: patres ab honore appellati, L.: inops tum urbs ab longinquā obsidione, L.—    7. Indicating a part of the whole, of, out of: scuto ab novissimis uni militi detracto, Cs.: a quibus (captivis) ad Senatum missus (Regulus).—    8. Marking that to which anything belongs: qui sunt ab eā disciplinā: nostri illi a Platone et Aristotele aiunt.—    9. Of a side or party: vide ne hoc totum sit a me, makes for my view: vir ab innocentiā clementissimus, in favor of.—10. In late prose, of an office: ab epistulis, a secretary, Ta. Note. Ab is not repeated with a following pron interrog. or relat.: Arsinoën, Stratum, Naupactum... fateris ab hostibus esse captas. Quibus autem hostibus? Nempe iis, quos, etc. It is often separated from the word which it governs: a nullius umquam me tempore aut commodo: a minus bono, S.: a satis miti principio, L.—The poets join a and que, making āque; but in good prose que is annexed to the following abl. (a meque, abs teque, etc.): aque Chao, V.: aque mero, O.—In composition, ab- stands before vowels, and h, b, d, i consonant, l, n, r, s; abs- before c, q, t; b is dropped, leaving as- before p; ā- is found in āfuī, āfore ( inf fut. of absum); and au- in auferō, aufugiō.
    * * *
    I
    Ah!; (distress/regret/pity, appeal/entreaty, surprise/joy, objection/contempt)
    II
    by (agent), from (departure, cause, remote origin/time); after (reference)
    III
    ante, abb. a.

    in calendar expression a. d. = ante diem -- before the day

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  • 8 ab-dicō

        ab-dicō āvī, ātus, āre,    to disown, disavow, reject: ubi plus mali quam boni reperio, id totum abdico atque eicio: abdicari Philippum patrem, Cu.—With se and abl, to give up an office before the legal term expires, resign, abdicate (cf. depono, to lay down an office at the expiration of the term): dictaturā se abdicat, Cs.: se consulatu: respondit aedilitate se abdicaturum, L.—Once absol. (of consuls), to abdicate, resign, C.—With acc: abdicato magistratu, S.: causa non abdicandae dictaturae, L.

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  • 9 ab-dō

        ab-dō idī, itus, ere    [2. do], to put away, remove, set aside: impedimenta in silvas, Cs.; often with se, to go away, betake oneself: se in contrariam partem terrarum: se in Menapios, to depart, Cs.: se domum. — Praegn., to hide, conceal, put out of sight, keep secret: amici tabellas: pugnare cupiebant, sed abdenda cupiditas erat, L.: sese in silvas, Cs.: se in tenebris: ferrum in armo, O.: alqm intra tegimenta, Cs.: abdito intra vestem ferro, L.: ferrum curvo tenus hamo, up to the barb, O.: argentum Abditum terris, H.: caput casside, to cover with, O.: voltūs frondibus, O.: hunc (equum) abde domo, let him rest, V.: se litteris: lateri ensem, buried, V.: sensūs suos penitus, Ta.

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  • 10 ab-errō

        ab-errō āvī, —, āre,    to wander out of the way, lose the way, go astray: taurus, qui pecore aberrasset, L.—Fig., in word or deed, to go astray, wander: sed tamen aberro, find diversion; (usu. with ab, to miss): a proposito: num aberret a coniecturā opinio, varies from a reasonable guess.—To wander in thought, turn away: animus aberrat a sententiā suspensus curis maioribus: a miseriā.

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  • 11 ab-hinc

        ab-hinc adv.    of time, ago, since, before now, usu. with acc. of duration: abhinc mensīs decem fere, T., C., H.; very rarely with abl: comitiis iam abhinc diebus triginta factis, i. e. before that time: quo tempore? abhinc annis quattuor.

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  • 12 ab-horreō

        ab-horreō uī, —, ēre,    to shrink back from, have an aversion for, shudder at, abhor: omnes aspernabantur, omnes abhorrebant, shrank (from him). — In weakened sense, to be averse, be disinclined to, not to wish: a nuptiis, T.: a caede: a quo mea longissime ratio voluntasque abhorrebat.— In gen., to be remote from, vary from, differ from, be inconsistent, be out of harmony with, not to agree with: temeritas tanta, ut non procul abhorreat ab insaniā, differs little from: abhorrens ab nominum pronuntiatione os, incapable of pronouncing, L.: consilium quod a tuo scelere abhorreat, is not connected with: ut hoc ab eo facinus non abhorrere videatur, to be unlike him: quorum mores a suis non abhorrerent, were not uncongenial, N.: orationes abhorrent inter se, are contradictory, L.: nec ab ipsā causā Sesti abhorrebit oratio mea, will not be unfavorable to: tam pacatae profectioni abhorrens mos, not accordant with, L.: abhorrens peregrinis auribus carmen, strange, Cu. — To be free from: Caelius longe ab istā suspicione abhorrere debet.

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  • 13 abiciō (a usu. long by position) or abiiciō

       abiciō (a usu. long by position) or abiiciō iēcī, iectus, ere    [ab + iacio], to throw from one, cast away, throw away, throw down: abiecit hastas, has given up the fight: in proelio... scutum: arma, Cs.: se ad pedes: ego me plurimis pro te supplicem abieci, to many in your behalf: vastificam beluam, dash to the earth: se abiecit exanimatus, he threw himself down as if lifeless: si te uret sarcina, abicito, throw it away, H.; of weapons, to discharge, cast, throw, fling: priusquam telum abici possit (al. adici), Cs.: tragulam intra munitionem, Cs. — Fig., to cast off, throw away, give up: (psaltria) aliquo abiciendast, must be got rid of, T.: salutem pro aliquo.—In partic., to throw off, cast aside, give up, abandon: consilium belli faciendi: petitionem, to resign one's candidacy: abicio legem, I reject the technical defence: abiectis nugis, nonsense apart, H.—To cast down, degrade, humble, lower: suas cogitationes in rem tam humilem: hic annus senatūs auctoritatem abiecit. — With se, to give up in despair: abiiciunt se atque ita adflicti et exanimati iacent.—To throw away, sell for a trifle, sell cheap: agros abiciet moecha, ut ornatum paret, Ph.

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  • 14 abiectē

        abiectē adv. with comp.    [abiectus], dispiritedly, abjectly: casum et dolorem ferre; lowly, meanly: quo abiectius nati sunt, etc., Ta.

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  • 15 abiectus

        abiectus adj. with comp.    [P. of abicio], low, crouching: in herbis olor, i. e. dying, O.—Fig., of speech, low, common, without elevation: verba.— Of rank or station, low, common, mean: familia abiecta atque obscura.—Cast down, dispirited, despondent: apparitor: abiecto Bruto (pecuniam) muneri misit, as a gift to Brutus in his distress, N.: animus abiectior: abiectiores animi. — Contemptible, vile, low: abiecti homines ac perditi.

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  • 16 ab-lēgō

        ab-lēgō āvī, ātus, āre,    to send off, send out of the way, banish, send into exile: aliquo mihist hinc ablegandus, T.: ab urbe, L.: a fratris adventu me ablegat, i. e. prevents me from being present: magna pars ablegati, were got rid of, L.; (with sup acc.): pueros venatum, L.—Esp., to dismiss (from office or employment): honestos homines: consilium.

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  • 17 abnūtō

        abnūtō —, —, āre, intens.    [abnuo], to forbid with emphasis (old): quid te adirier abnutas, i. e. forbid approach to thee, Enn. ap. C.
    * * *
    abnutare, abnutavi, abnutatus V INTRANS
    deny/refuse/forbid (w/shake of head) repeatedly; forbid

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  • 18 absolūtē

        absolūtē adv. with sup.    [absolutus], completely, perfectly, fully, absolutely: beati: partibus ut absolutissime utamur, Her.: vivere, purely.
    * * *
    absolutius, absolutissime ADV
    completely, absolutely; perfectly; without qualification, simply, unreservedly

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  • 19 absolūtus

        absolūtus adj. with sup.    [P. of absolvo], complete, finished: vita: absolutissima argumentatio. Her.— Unconditional: necessitudines.
    * * *
    I
    absoluta -um, absolutior -or -us, absolutissimus -a -um ADJ
    fluent; fully developed, complete, finished; perfect, pure; unconditional
    II
    absoluta, absolutum ADJ

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  • 20 absque

        absque    praep. with abl.; prop., apart from, away from; hence in conditional clauses, apart from (in thought), but for, were it not for: absque eo esset, vidissem, etc., were it not for him, T.: absque unā hac foret, but for this one thing, T.; (absque for sine is late and vulgar).
    * * *
    without, apart from, away from; but for; except for; were it not for; (early)

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