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antĕ-ĕo , īvi or ii, īre, v. n. (old form antĭdeo = anteeo, like antidea for antea, Plaut. Cist. 2, 1, 3;
I.antidit = anteit,id. Trin. 2, 4, 145 Ritschl. In verse the e in ante blends with the foll. e or i, per synaloephen, into one syll.; “hence, anteire trisyl.,Lucr. 4 [141]; cf. Hor. C. 1, 35, 17; id. Ep. 1, 2, 70 al.; later we find the sync. forms: pres. subj. antēat, Ov. A. A. 2, 726; fut. antībo, Tac. A. 5, 6; pluperf. subj. antīssent, id. ib. 3, 69; inf. antīsse, id. ib. 4, 40).
I. In space, to go before, precede, to take the lead; with dat., acc., or absol.
b. With acc.: “te anteit necessitas,Hor. C. 1, 35, 17.—
II. Trop.
A. To go before: anteibit faciem tuam justitia, * Vulg. Isa. 58, 8.—
C. To anticipate, prevent any thing: “damnationem anteiit,Tac. A. 6, 29; id. ib. 15, 38.—
D. To oppose, resist: “auctoritati parentis,Tac. A. 5, 3.—*
E. Poet., to know beforehand, to foreknow: “quid vellet crastinus Auster, Anteibat,Sil. 14, 455.
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