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com-pŏs (conp- ), pŏtis, adj. potis,
I.having the mastery, control, or power over a thing, master of, partaking of, possessing, participating or sharing in, guilty of, etc. (very freq. and class.); constr. usu. with gen., more rarely with abl., or absol.
(β). With abl.: “qui essent animo et scientiā compotes,Cic. de Or. 1, 48, 210: “corpore atque animo,Liv. 4, 40, 3: “mente,Verg. Cul. 189: “praedā ingenti,Liv. 3, 70, 13.—
(γ). Absol.: “vix compos (sc. mentis) Imilce,Sil. 4, 808.—
B. Referring to misfortune or guilt, sharing in, participating in, confederate in, etc. (anteclass. and post-Aug.).
(α). With gen.: “miseriarum,Plaut. Ep. 4, 1, 32: probri, Naev. ap. Non. p. 456, 25 (Trag. Rel. v. 6 Rib.): “culpae,Plaut. Truc. 4, 3, 61: “sceleris,Quint. 12, 1, 7.—
(β). With abl.: magnis et multis malis, Att. ap. Non. p. 521, 27 (Trag. Rel. v. 36 Rib.).—
II. Transf., of the thing: “compote voto,Sen. Agam. 364.
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