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in-vŏlo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a., to fly into or to a place; to fly at, rush upon.
I. Lit. (class.).
(α). With in and acc.: “in villam columbae,Varr. R. R. 3, 7, 1: “vix me contineam, quin involem in capillum,from flying at his hair, Ter. Eun. 5, 2, 20: “unguibus illi in oculos venefico,id. ib. 4, 3, 6: “in possessionem,to take forcible possession of, Cic. de Or. 3, 31, 122.—
(β). With ad: involare ad aliquem, eumque sauciare, Auct. B. Alex. 52.—
II. Transf., with acc., to attack, seize, take possession of, carry off (syn. occupo): “equites ... citi ab dextera maxumo cum clamore involant,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 89: “piscator singulos involat,Plin. 9, 59, 85, § 181: “castra,Tac. H. 4, 33.—Of things: “animos involat cupido eundi in hostem,Tac. A. 1, 49: “pallium,Cat. 25, 6: “plus ex hereditate, quam, etc.,Petr. 43: “ancorae involantur de mari,Dig. 47, 9, 6.
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