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successus , ūs, m. succedo.
I. (Acc. to succedo, I.) An advance, approach (very rare).
B. Transf. (post-class.), a place which one goes down into, a cavern: “terrarum,Arn. 5, 173; 7, 251.—
II. (Acc. to succedo, II.) A succession of time, continuance (post-class.): “continuo totius temporis successu,Just. 1, 8, 14: “ex successu continuae felicitatis obliviscitur se hominem,id. 16, 5, 8.—
B. Trop., a happy issue, good result, success (the usual signif.; “perh. not ante-Aug.): successu exsultans,Verg. A. 2, 386: “Mnestheus successu acrior ipso,id. ib. 5, 210: “hos successus alit,id. ib. 5, 231: “successum dea dira negat,id. ib. 12, 914; cf.: “multo successu Fabiis audaciam crescere,Liv. 2, 50, 3: “contentus fortuito successu,id. 42, 66, 2: “elatus successu,id. ib. § 3: successumque artes non habuere meae, Ov. R. Am. 624: “successu rerum ferocior,Tac. H. 4, 28; Ov. M. 6, 130; 8, 384; 8, 495 al.: “successus improborum plures allicit,Phaedr. 2, 3, 7; Quint. 1, 2, 24; 10, 7, 13; Plin. 7, 7, 5, § 44: “petitionum,id. 28, 8, 27, § 106: “artis,id. 35, 9, 36, § 67: “nec successum victoriae moderatus est,Suet. Aug. 13: “tantusque rerum successu haberi coeptus est,Just. 17, 3, 22: “successu rerum florentes opes,id. 18, 6, 1; 21, 6, 1.— Plur.: “pleni successibus anni,Ov. M. 8, 273: “successus prosperos dare, Liv. prooem. § 13: ne successibus deesset auctoritas,Just. 2, 4, 13.—
2. Concr., posterity, issue (post-class.): “ferunt Graecorum commenta ... feminam ... suā manu suos exstinxisse successus, i. e. Medea,Cael. Aur. Tard. 1, 5.
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