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sup-pĕto (subp- ), īvi or ĭi, ītum, 3, v. n.
I. To go or come to one, i. e.,
B. Transf., to be equal to or sufficient for; to suffice, to agree with, correspond to any thing; “= sufficere: ut amori, ut ambitioni, ut cottidianis sumptibus copiae suppetant,Cic. Tusc. 5, 32, 89: “pauper enim non est, cui rerum suppetit usus,Hor. Ep. 1, 12, 4: “utinam quae dicis, dictis facta suppetant,” i. e. I wish you may be as good as your word, Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 106: “rudis lingua non suppetebat libertati,Liv. 2, 56, 8: “ut plagae possint suppetere ipsae,Lucr. 1, 1050. — Poet., with pers. subject: “novis ut usque suppetas doloribus,you may be exposed to, Hor. Epod. 17, 64. —
II. To ask in place of another, to personate another in asking: “si silignario quis dixerit, ut quisquis nomine ejus siliginem petisset, ei daret ... furti actionem adversus eum qui suppetet, etc.,Dig. 47, 2, 52, § 11.
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