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suc-cumbo (subc- ), cŭbŭi, cŭbĭtum, 3, v. n.,
I.to lay or put one's self under any thing; to fall down, lie, or sink down.
I. Lit. (rare; not in Cic.; cf. subsido).
A. In gen.: “ancipiti succumbens victima ferro,Cat. 64, 370: vidit Cyllenius omnes Succubuisse oculos, had sunk in sleep, i. e. had closed, Ov. M. 1, 714: “(Augustus) Nolae succubuit,took to his bed, Suet. Aug. 98 fin.: “non succumbentibus causis operis,Plin. 36, 15, 24, § 106; Arn. 6, 16 Hildebr.—
B. In partic.
1. Of a woman, to lie down to a man, to cohabit with him (cf. substerno): “alicui,Varr. R. R. 2, 10, 9; Cat. 111, 3; Ov. F. 2, 810; Petr. 126; Inscr. Grut. 502, 1; Mart. 13, 64, 1; 14, 201.—
2. With dat., of a woman, to be a rival to: “alumnae Tethyos,Hyg. Fab. 177; id. Astr. 2, 1.—
II. Trop., to yield, be overcome; to submit, surrender, succumb (the predom. and class. signif.; cf.: cedo, me summitto).
(γ). With inf.: “nec ipsam perpeti succubuisset,Arn. 1, 38.
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