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ob-vĕnĭo , vēni, ventum, 4, v. n.
I. Lit., to come before or in the way of, to meet (syn.: obviam venio, occurro; “perh. only in the foll. passage): se in tempore pugnae obventurum,would come up to the fight, join in the battle, Liv. 29, 34, 8.—
II. Transf.
A. To come or fall to one; to fall to one's lot; usually referring only to what is accidental, as the result of a lot, etc.: “Syria Scipioni,Caes. B. C. 1, 6: “legati, quibus hae partes ad defendendum obvenerant,id. B. G. 7, 81: “tibi obvenit iste labos,Plaut. Truc. 2, 6, 40: “Aemilio novum bellum in Etruriā sorte obvenit,Liv. 9, 31, 1: “cui classis obvenisset,id. 30, 40, 12.—But also in gen.: “cum hereditas ei obvenisset,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 7, § 19 (dub.; “Orell. and B. and K. venisset): si istiusmodi mi fundus hereditate obvenerit,Varr. R. R. 1, 12, 2: “cum obvenisset mihi hereditas,Plin. Ep. 7, 11, 6; 3, 6, 1; id. Pan. 40, 1; Just. 38, 5, 4: “haud ab re tibi istic obvenit labos,Plaut. Truc. 2, 6, 40.—
B. Still more gen., like obtingere, of an event, to fall out, to befall, happen, occur to one: “obvenit occasio,Plaut. As. 2, 2, 15: “vitium (at the auspices),Cic. Phil. 2, 33, 83; id. Off. 2, 21, 74: “quaecumque obvenissent,Suet. Vesp. 21: “obveniens lucrum,Gai. Inst. 3, 151.
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