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per-pĕtĭor , pessus, 3,
I.v. dep. n. and a. [patior], to bear steadfastly, suffer with firmness or patience; to stand out, abide, endure (class.): animus aeger neque pati neque perpeti potis est, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 3, 3, 5 (Trag. v. 260 Vahl.): “o multa dictu gravia, perpessu aspera, Cic. poët. Tusc. 2, 8, 20: facile omnes perpetior ac perfero,id. de Or. 2, 19, 77: “mendicitatem,id. Fin. 5, 11, 32: “dolorem,id. ib. 1, 14, 48: “affirmavi quidvis me potius perpessurum, quam, etc.,id. Fam. 2, 16, 3: “casus illi perpetienti erat voluptarius,id. Fin. 2, 20, 65: “mihi omnia potius perpetienda esse duco, quam, etc.,id. Agr. 2, 3, 6: “dolorem asperum et difficilem perpessu,id. Fin. 4, 26, 72: audax omnia perpeti Gens humana, i. e. to dare, brave every consequence, Hor. C. 1, 3, 25; Prop. 3, 22, 15: “fulmina, noctem, imbres ... Perpetimur Danai,Ov. M. 14, 472.—With object-clause: “aliam tecum esse equidem facile possim perpeti,Plaut. As. 5, 1, 17: “neque me perpetiar probri Falso insimulatam,id. Am. 3, 2, 6; id. Trin. 3, 2, 35; Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 3: “exscindine domos Perpetiar,Verg. A. 12, 644: “non tamen hanc sacro violari pondere pinum Perpetiar,Ov. M. 3, 622.—With inf.: perpetiar memorare, i. e. will collect or control myself so as, etc., Ov. M. 14, 466.—
II. Transf., of abstract things, to endure, put up with, etc.: “vehementius quam gracilitas mea perpeti posset,Plin. Ep. 2, 11, 15.
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