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-verto or dēvorto , ti, sum (in MSS. often confounded with diverto), 3, v. a. and n.
I. Act.
A. To turn away, turn aside any thing: “comites suo hortatu,Luc. 6, 317: “acies,id. 2, 470: “ventura fata suo cursu,id. 6, 591; cf. Aur. Vict. Caes. 38.— Far more freq.,
B. Pass. with mid. force, to turn one's self aside; and with esp. reference to the term. ad quem, to turn or betake one's self to any place; to turn in, put up at (in the latter sense esp. freq. in Plaut., whereas Cicero commonly uses the act. form; v. under no. II.).
2. Trop., to resort to, have recourse to (very rare): “ad magicas artes,Ov. A. A. 2, 425: “meas ad artes,id. M. 9, 62.—
II. Neutr. (i. q. no. I. B.), to turn or go aside from any place or any direction; to turn or go towards; to turn in, put up, lodge anywhere.
1. Prop.: “viā devertit,Liv. 44, 43: viā, Plin. Pan. 52 fin.: “devertere ad cauponem, ad hospitem,Varr. R. R. 3, 4, 9; Cic. Div. 1, 27, 57: “ad aliquem,id. Fin. 5, 2; id. Att. 10, 16 fin.: “ad villam Philemonis,id. Fam. 7, 18, 3; cf.: “ad se in Albanum,id. Mil. 19, 51: “ad villam suam,id. ib.: “in villam suam,id. Off. 2, 18 fin.: “domum regis hospitis,id. Deiot. 6, 17: “Massiliam,id. Phil. 13, 6; cf. “Interamnam,Tac. H. 2, 64: “Rhodum,Suet. Tib. 12 et saep.—With apud (late Lat.; cf. deversor): in pago apud familiares devertimus, Ap. M. 4 init.; cf. id. ib. 10, p. 238, 14.—Absol.: “itineris causa ut deverterem,Cic. Att. 3, 7.—
2. Trop. (very rare): “sed redeamus illuc, unde devertimus,have digressed, Cic. Fam. 12, 25, 4; so Liv. 35, 40: “in haec devertisse non fuerit alienum,Plin. 2, 7, 5 fin. (Sillig, divertisse).
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