[*] 476. The completed tenses of some verbs are equivalent to the incomplete tenses of verbs of kindred meaning. Such are the preteritive verbs ōdī, I hate; meminī, I remember; nōvī, I know; cōnsuēvī, I am accustomed,1 with others used preteritively, as vēnerat (=aderat, he was at hand, etc.), cōnstitērunt, they stand firm (have taken their stand), and many inceptives (see § 263. 1):—
- “quī diēs aestūs maximōs efficere cōnsuēvit ” (B. G. 4.29) , which day generally makes the highest tides (is accustomed to make).
- “cûius splendor obsolēvit ” (Quinct. 59) , whose splendor is now all faded.