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advento , āvi, ātum, 1,
I.v. freq. [id.], to come continually nearer to a point (cotidianis itineribus accedere et appropinquare, Manut. ad Cic. Fam. 2, 6 init.), to come on, to approach, to arrive at or come to (esp. with the access. idea of speed, haste; only a few times in Cic., and never in his orations; in the histt. used esp. of the advance of the enemy's army in military order, and the like, cf. Herz. ad Auct. B. G. 8, 20; hence without the signif. of a hostile attack, which adoriri and aggredi have); constr. absol., with adv., prepp., the dat., or acc., cf. Rudd. II. p. 136.
(α). Absol.: multi alii adventant, Enn. ap. Macr. 6, 15 (Trag. v. 73 Vahl.): “te id admonitum advento,Plaut. Aul. 2, 1, 24: “quod jam tempus adventat,advances with rapid strides, Cic. de Or. 1, 45, 199: “adventans senectus,id. Sen. 1, 2: “tu adventare ac prope adesse jam debes,id. Att. 4. 17: “Caesar adventare, jam jamque adesse ejus equites falso nuntiabantur,Caes. B. C. 1, 14; Auct. B. G. 8, 20.—
(β). With adv. of place: quo cum adventaret, etc., Auct. B. G. 8, 26.—
(γ). With prepp.: “ad Italiam,Cic. Fam. 2, 6, 1: “ad urbem,Verg. A. 11, 514: “sub ipsam finem,id. ib. 5, 428: in subsidium, Tac. A. 14, 32.—
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