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inter-cĭpĭo , cēpi, ceptum, 3, v. a. capio, lit., to take away between, i. e.
I.to seize on the passage before arrival at the destined place, to intercept.
I. Lit.: “tun redimes me, si me hostes interceperint?Plaut. As. 1, 1, 93: “venenum,to take the poison intended for another, Cic. Clu. 60: “litteras,id. Att. 1, 13, 2; cf.: “litterae interceptae,id. Q. Fr. 3, 9, 3; id. Att. 10, 8; Cassiod. ap. Cic. Fam. 12, 12, 1; Curt. 4, 10, 6: “epistulam,id. 6, 9, 13: “magnum numerum jumentorum atque hominum,Caes. B. C. 1, 55: “commeatus,Liv. 36, 3: “aliquis ab suis interceptus,cut off, id. 29, 9: “hostes discretos,Tac. H. 4, 75: in sublime jactari sagoque intercipi (be held fast) ne tellurem attingat, Plin. 29, 3, 12, § 52: “interceptae e publico pecuniae,Tac. A. 4, 45: “terga caput tangunt, colla intercepta videntur,to be wanting, Ov. M. 6, 379: quam (hastam) medius Rhoeteus intercipit, comes in the way of, i. e. is struck or killed by, Verg. A. 10, 402.—
II. Transf.
A. To interrupt, hinder, cut off, preoccupy, preclude: “medium iter,Liv. 25, 39, 2 (al. intersaepto): “opportuna loca,id. 9, 43, 3: “hostiles ingressus,Tac. A. 15, 3: “medios sermones,Quint. 6, 4, 11: “pedestre iter,Curt. 4, 2, 9: “usum aurium intercipiente fremitu,id. 4, 13, 38.—
B. To take away, rob, steal: “aliquid ab aliquo,Liv. 3, 71: “aliquid alicui,Ov. P. 4, 7, 25; Plin. Pan. 75: “veram laudem,Phaedr. 4, 12, 2: “commentarios, quorum tamen pars maxima intercepta dicitur,copied from other sources, Suet. Gram. 3.—
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