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com-mĕo (conm- ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. n., go and come, pass to and fro: remeare redire, ut commeare ultro citroque ire, unde commeatus (leave of absence; “v. commeatus, II. B.) dari dicitur, id est tempus, quo ire et redire commode quis possit,Fest. p. 276, 5, and p. 277, 25.—Hence freq. with ultro and citro (in good prose; freq. in Cic. and the histt.; not in Quint.).
I. In gen.
B. Transf., of inanim. and abstr. objects: alterum (genus siderum) spatiis inmutabilibus ab ortu ad occasum commeans. Cic. N. D. 2, 19, 49: (fossam) latitudinis, quā contrariae quinqueremes commearent, pass to and fro, Suet. Ner. 31; cf. Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 18, § 46; Tac. A. 2, 28; 4, 41: “quadrigae inter se occurrentes, sine periculo commeare dicuntur,Curt. 5, 1, 25: “spiritum a summo ore in pulmonem, atque inde sursum in os commeare,Gell. 17, 11, 3.—Impers. commeatur, we, they, etc., go, Dig. 43, 8, 2, § 21 al.
C. Rarely with cognate acc. vias, Dig. 48, 10, 27, § 2 (for Plaut. Capt. 1, 2, 82, v. 1. commeto).—
II. With particular reference to the terminus ad quem, to go, come, travel somewhere repeatedly or frequently; to visit a place often, to frequent: “insula Delos, quo omnes undique cum mercibus commeabant,Cic. Imp. Pomp. 18, 55; cf. Caes. B. G. 1, 1; cf. Cic. Att. 8, 9, 3; Gell. 6, 10: “in urbem,Ter. Hec. 1, 2, 100; Plaut. Truc. 3, 2, 14; Tac. A. 1, 46.—
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