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vēnor , ātus (
I.inf. parag. venarier, Lucr. 5, 1248; gen. plur. part. venantum, Verg. A. 9, 551 al.), 1, v. dep. n. and a., to hunt, chase (cf.: capto, aucupor).
B. Trop., to hunt or seek after, to pursue a thing (mostly poet.): “laudem modestiae,Auct. Her. 4, 3, 5: “suffragia ventosae plebis,Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 37: “viduas avaras frustis et pomis,id. ib. 1, 1, 78: “viros oculis (filia),Phaedr. 4, 5, 4; cf.: “amores,Ov. Med. Fac. 27.—Pass., Enn. Trag. 335; Prisc. p. 734 P.
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