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dis-curro , curri and cucurri (
I. To run different ways, to run to and fro, run about (not freq. till after the Aug. per.; in Cic not at all): in muris armata civitas, * Caes. B. C. 3, 105, 3: “deus in montibus altis,Ov. F. 2, 285: “plebs pileata tota Urbe,Suet. Ner. 57: “circa deum delubra,Liv. 26, 9; cf.: “circa vias,id. 25, 9: “per omnes silvas,Ov. M. 14, 419; cf.: “per ambitum lacus,Suet. Claud. 21; and: “per Baianum sinum equis,id. Calig. 19: “more victorum cum palma discucurrit,id. ib. 32 et saep.—Designating the term. ad quem: “ad portas,Liv. 25, 37; Verg. A. 12, 577: “ad arma,Liv. 5, 36: “ad praedam,Curt. 4, 15: “ad officia,Petr. 114: “ad rapiendas virgines,Liv. 1, 9 et saep.: “in latera,Front. Strat. 2, 3, 10; cf.: “a media in utramque partem,Quint. 2, 4, 15.—Pass. impers.: “ilicet in muros tota discurritur urbe,Verg. A. 11, 468: “in tribus ad suffragium ferendum,Liv. 25, 2: “ab caede ad diripiendam urbem,id. 27, 16 al.— “In the pass., with a homogeneous subject: discursis magnis itineribus,Amm. 29, 5.—
II. Transf., to traverse, run through or over, hasten through (post-class.): “latius arva,Avien. Descr. Orb. 516: “Gallias,Amm. 15, 5, 4: “tramite aliquo discurso,id. 16, 2, 10: “discursis itineribus magnis,id. 29, 5, 17.—
III. Trop., like Gr. διελθεῖν, to speak at length of a thing, to discourse of (post-class.): “super quo nunc pauca discurram,Amm. 17, 4 (cf. in this sense the Romance discorrere, discourir, and v. 2, discursus, II.).
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