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pervĭus , a, um, adj. per-via,
I.that has a passage through; hence,
I. Lit., that may be passed through or crossed, affording a passage through, passable, pervious (class.): “aedes,Ter. Ad. 5, 7, 14: “transitiones,thoroughfares, passages, Cic. N. D. 2, 27, 67: “hostes saltus pervios ceperant,Liv. 9, 43: “usus Tectorum inter se,Verg. A. 2, 453: “Phoebo non pervia taxus,” i. e. impervious to the sun's rays, Luc. 6, 645: “pervius hastis,id. 2, 310: “rima pervia flatibus,Ov. M. 15, 301: “non ulli pervia vento,id. ib. 2, 762: “equo loca pervia,id. ib. 8, 377: “Baianae pervia cymbae stagna,Juv. 12, 80: “unde maxime pervius amnis,is most fordable, Tac. A. 12, 12: “Phasis pontibus CXX. pervius,Plin. 6, 4, 4, § 13: “sacraria Fauni pervia,” i. e. accessible to all, not set apart by consecration, Calp. Ecl. 1, 15.—Hence, subst.: pervĭum , ii, n., a thoroughfare, passage: “ne pervium illa Germanis exercitibus esset,Tac. H. 3, 8.—
B. Transf.
1. Act., that makes a passage through, penetrating: “ensis,Sil. 10, 249.—
2. Pass., perforated, pierced: anulus, Fab. Pict. ap. Gell. 10, 15, 6.—
II. Trop.: cor meum mihi nunc pervium est, my heart is now open, i. e. light or easy, Plaut. Ps. 2, 4, 70 (760 Ritschl): “nihil ambitioni pervium,accessible, Tac. A. 13, 4.
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