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immĭnĕo (inm- ), ēre, v. n. in-mineo, project over or towards a thing, to bend or lean towards, to hang down over, overhang (syn. impendeo).
I. Lit. (mostly poet.): “collis plurimus urbi Imminet,commands, Verg. A. 1, 420; cf.: “imminens prope ipsis moenibus tumulus,Liv. 29, 35, 7: “imminens villae tua pinus esto,Hor. C. 3, 22, 5: “candida populus antro Imminet,Verg. E. 9, 41: “aër his,Ov. M. 1, 52: “caelumque quod imminet orbi,id. ib. 2, 7: “scopulus aequoribus,id. ib. 4, 525: “apex collis subjectis arvis,id. ib. 7, 779: “nemus desuper,Verg. A. 1, 165: “arbos,Ov. M. 4, 459: “imminet e celsis audentius improba muris Virgo,Val. Fl. 6, 681; Quint. 11, 3, 130: “choros ducit Venus imminente luna,shining overhead, Hor. C. 1, 4, 5: cum ageretur togata, simulans, caterva tota clarissima concentione in ore impuri hominis imminens contionata est: Huic vitae tuae, etc., bending or turning towards, Cic. Sest. 55, 118; cf.: “gestu omni imminenti,bent towards him, id. de Or. 2, 55, 225.—
B. Transf., to be near to a thing, to touch on, border upon.
II. Trop. (class.).
B. Transf. (acc. to I. B.), to be near at hand, to impend.
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