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pĕtesso and pĕtisso , ĕre,
I.v. intens. a. [peto], to strive after or seek for repeatedly or eagerly, to pursue; with acc. (rare but class.): “petissere antiqui pro petere dicebant. Sed, ut mihi videtur, cum significabant saepius petere,Fest. p. 206 Müll.; cf.: petissere petere, Paul. ex Fest. p. 212 ib.: “pugnam caedesque petessit,Lucr. 3, 648: “auras petessens,id. 5, 810: “laudem,Cic. Tusc. 2, 26, 62.
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