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con-cŭpisco , cŭpīvi or cŭpii, ītum, 3,
I.v. inch. a. [cupio], to long much for a thing, to be very desirous of, to covet, to aspire to, strive after (class. in prose and poetry).
(γ). With acc. and inf.: “discerpi senatorem,Suet. Calig. 28.—
II. Transf., of things (very rare): (faba) aquas in flore maxime concupiscit; “cum vero defloruit, exiguas desiderat,Plin. 18, 12, 30, § 120.
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