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ap-prŏpinquo (adp- , Baiter, Weissenb.; app- , Kayser), āvi, ātum, 1, v. n., come near, draw nigh to, to approach.
I. Of place.
a. With ad: “ad summam aquam adpropinquare,Cic. Fin. 4, 23, 64: ad portam, Auct. B. Hisp. 3; so id. ib. 2 al.: “ad juga montium adpropinquare,Liv. 40, 58.—
b. With dat.: “finibus Bellovacorum adpropinquare,Caes. B. G. 2, 10 fin.: “munitionibus,id. ib. 7, 82: “cum ejusmodi locis esset adpropinquatum,id. B. C. 1, 79 (in id. B. G. 4, 10, and Auct. B. Hisp. 5, the readings vary between the dat. and acc.): “moenibus,Flor. 1, 13, 8: “castris,Suet. Galb. 10 fin. al.—Trop.: “illi poena, nobis libertas appropinquat,Cic. Phil. 4, 4 fin.: “catulus ille, qui jam adpropinquat, ut videat,is near seeing, will soon see, id. Fin. 3, 14, 48: “Erant centuriones, qui jam primis ordinibus adpropinquarent,were near obtaining the first rank, Caes. B. G. 5, 44.—
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