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trans-fŭgĭo , fūgi, 3, v. a., flee over to the other side, go over to the enemy, desert (very rare; syn. transeo).
I. Lit.: “multi proximā nocte funibus per murum demissi ad Romanos transfugerunt,Liv. 34, 25, 12: cf. Suet. Ner. 3; Nep. Dat. 6, 3; id. Ages. 6, 2; Auct. B. Hisp. 7, 4; 11, 3; Tac. A. 3, 13; 4, 16.—In a comical transf.: Ep. Ubi arma sunt Stratippocli? Th. Pol illa ad hostes transfugerunt, Plaut. Ep. 1, 1, 28. —
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