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in-vĕnĭo , vēni, ventum, 4, v. a. (
I.fut. invenibit for inveniet, Pompon. ap. Non. p. 479, 28), lit., to come or light upon a thing; to find, meet with (cf.: reperio, offendo).
II. Trop.
A. To find out, to invent, effect: “quandam fallaciam,Ter. Heaut. 3, 3, 35: “perniciem aliis, ac postremo sibi,Tac. A. 1, 74.—Of an orator's faculty of invention: “tanta in eo inveniendi copia et eloquendi facultas,Quint. 10, 1, 69: multa divinitus a majoribus nostris inventa atque instituta sunt, Auct. Or. pro Dom. 1.—
C. To find out, invent, devise, contrive how to do a thing: “ille quomodo crimen commenticium confirmaret, non inveniebat,Cic. Rosc. Am. 15, 42: “Venus inveniet puero succumbere furtim,” i. e. will find out a way, Tib. 1 (8), 9, 35.—
E. With se.
1. To show itself, appear: “postquam se dolor invenit,Ov. H. 15, 113.—
2. To be at home in any thing: “minus se inveniunt,” i. e. are perplexed, Sen. Ben. 5, 12, 6: “nec medici se inveniunt,Petr. 47.
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