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vŏlo , āvi, ātum (
I.part. gen. plur. volantūm, Verg. A. 6, 728; Lucr. 2, 1083), 1, v. n. Sanscr. val-, to turn one's self, etc.; cf.: vŏlucer, vēlox, and vol- in velivolus, to fly.
2. P. a. as subst.: vŏlantes , ĭum, comm., the birds (poet.), Lucr. 2, 1083; Verg. A. 6, 239; 6, 728.—
II. Transf., to fly, i. e. to move swiftly like one flying, to fleet, speed, hasten along: “i sane ... vola curriculo,Plaut. Pers. 2, 2, 17; cf.: “per summa levis volat aequora curru,Verg. A. 5, 819: “medios volat ecce per hostes Vectus equo spumante Saces,id. ib. 12, 650: “illa (Argo) volat,Ov. H. 6, 66: “currus,Verg. G. 3, 181: “axis,id. ib. 3, 107: “nubes,Lucr. 5, 254: “fulmina,id. 2, 213: “tempestates,id. 6, 612: “telum,id. 1, 971; cf. Sall. J. 60, 2; Verg. A. 9, 698; Liv. 26, 44, 7 al.: “litterae Capuam ad Pompeium volare dicebantur,Cic. Att. 2, 19, 3: “volat aetas,id. Tusc. 1, 31, 76: “hora,Sen. Hippol. 1141: “fama,Verg. A. 3, 121: “et semel emissum volat irrevocabile verbum,Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 71.—Poet., with inf.: “ast Erebi virgo ditem volat aethere Memphim Praecipere et Phariā venientem pellere terrā,Val. Fl. 4, 407.
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