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pergo , perrexi, perrectum, 3, v. a. and n. per-rego.
I. Act.
A. In gen., to go on, continue, proceed with any thing (esp. a motion), to pursue with energy, prosecute vigorously (v. Mütz. ad Curt. 3, 8, 7; rare, and in Cic. only with an obj.-clause).
(α). With acc.: “pergam, quo coepi, hoc iter,Ter. Hec. 1, 2, 119: “iter,Sall. J. 79, 5; Auct. B. Afr. 69; Tac. A. 4, 20; 3, 66.—
(β). With an obj.-clause: “confestim ad eum ire perreximus,Cic. Ac. 1, 1, 1: “perge igitur ordine quattuor mihi istas partes explicare,proceed, id. Part. 8, 28: “ad Victumvias oppugnandas ire pergit,Liv. 21, 57, 9: “pergit ire sequentibus paucis in hospitium Metelli,id. 22, 53, 9: “Hannibal postquam ipsi sententia stetit pergere ire,to go on with his march, id. 21, 30, 1: “tenere viam quam instituisti,Q. Cic. Pet. Cons. 14, 42: “animum exsolvere pergo,Lucr. 1, 932: “pergitin' pergere?Plaut. Ps. 5, 1, 4; id. Poen. 1, 3, 24.—
(γ). Impers. pass.: “non potest ad similitudinem pergi rei, quae necdum est,one cannot attain, Macr. Sat. 7, 16, 13.—
B. In partic.
1. To wake up, awaken, arouse a person: pergere dicebant expergefacere, Paul. ex Fest. p. 215 Müll.—
2. To proceed with, undertake a thing (post-Aug.): prospere cessura quae pergerent, si, etc., their enterprise would succeed if, etc., Tac. A. 1, 28 dub. (al. ad quae pergerent, al. quo pergerent, v. Orell. ad h. l.).—
II. Neutr., to proceed, i. e. to go or come (the predom. signif. of the word; syn.: progredior, proficiscor).
A. Lit.: “horsum pergunt,they are coming this way, Ter. Hec. 3, 4, 36: “quis hic est, qui huc pergit?id. Eun. 2, 1, 22: “eādem viā pergere,Cic. Div. 1, 54, 123: “in Macedoniam ad Planciumque,id. Planc. 41, 98: “advorsum hostes, in solitudines,Sall. J. 74, 1: “ad regem,id. ib. 71, 4: “ad castra,Caes. B. G. 3, 18: “obviam alicui,to go to meet, Auct. Her. 4, 51, 64: “ad litora,Sil. 7, 171: “obsonatum pergam,Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 154.— Impers. pass.: ad plebem pergitur, Caecil. ap. Non. 513, 8.—
B. Trop., to pass on, proceed to any thing (esp. an action), to go after any thing: “pergamus ad reliqua,Cic. Brut. 43, 158; id. Tusc. 5, 5, 13.—
2. In partic., in speaking.
b. Of one who has not yet spoken, to begin and go on, to proceed (poet.): “pergite, Pierides,Verg. E. 6, 13.
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