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circum-vŏlĭto or circum vŏlĭto , āvi, 1, v. a. and n. (mostly post-Aug.).
I. Prop., to fly around something: lacus circumvolitavit hirundo, * Verg. G. 1, 377: thyma, * Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 21.—Absol.: “circumvolitantium alitum,Tac. H. 2, 50.—
II. In gen., of men, to rove about a place, to hover around; absol.: et circumvolitant equites, * Lucr. 2, 329; Sil. 9, 420: “limina potentiorum, Col. praef. 1, § 9: agmina infestorum equitum ad conquirendas proscriptorum latebras circumvolitantia,Sen. Ira, 2, 9, 3.
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