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ŏb-ambŭlo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a., to walk before or near any thing, to go past (not in Cic. or Cæs.); constr. with dat. or acc.: obambulare adversum alios ambulare, et quasi ambulanti sese opponere, Paul. ex Fest. p. 187 Müll.
(α). With dat.: “obambulare muris,Liv. 36, 34, 4: “gymnasio,Suet. Tib. 11: nec (lupus) gregibus nocturnus obambulat, walk or prowl about, Verg. G. 3, 538.—
(β). With acc.: “urbem,Plaut. Merc. 4, 4, 20: “totam fremebundus obambulat Aetnam,Ov. M. 14, 188: “gymnasia,Suet. Tib. 11 (al. gymnasio).—
II. Transf., in gen., to go or walk about, wander: “neu noctu irem obambulatum,Plaut. Trin. 2, 2, 34: “ante vallum,Liv. 25, 39: “sermone imperfecto,Quint. 11, 3, 121: “in herbis,Ov. M. 2, 851: “praeter os,Plaut. Poen. prol. 19.—Absol.: “cum solus obambulet,Ov. Tr. 2, 459; Suet. Tib. 25.
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