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-vĕnĭo , vēni, ventum, 4,
I.v. n.; orig., to come from somewhere; hence, with predominant reference to the term. ad quem (cf. de, no. II. B.), to go to, arrive at, reach (class.).
(β). Poet. with simple acc.: “devenere locos ubi, etc.,Verg. A. 1, 365; so, “locos laetos,id. ib. 6, 638: “speluncam eandem,id. ib. 4, 125; “166: silvas et amoena piorum,Val. Fl. 1, 84. Cf.: venio, pervenio, and 1. eo.—
B. Transf., in vulg. lang., like our to come, instead of to go to a place: “deveniam ad lenonem domum egomet solus,Plaut. Epid. 3, 2, 28: “post ad furem ego devenio,id. Rud. 4, 3, 17; id. Ps. 1, 3, 53.—
II. Trop., to reach, arrive at, come to: tantum devenisse ad eum mali, *Ter. Heaut. 4, 5, 2: “ad juris studium,Cic. Mur. 13, 29; cf. id. Quint. 17, 54: “devenit aut potius incidit in istum,id. Pis. 29; cf.: “in medium rerum omnium certamen atque discrimen (coupled with incidere),id. de Or. 1, 1, 3: “in alicujus tutelam,Suet. Vesp. 5: “in quos fines saeculorum,Vulg. 1 Cor. 10, 11.
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