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prŏpĕrus , a, um, adj. root par-, to make; whence parare, parĕre,
I.quick, speedy, hastening (mostly poet. and in postAug. prose): properam pro celeri ac strenuā dixisse antiquos, testimonio est Cato, Fest. p. 253 Müll.: “properi aurigae,Verg. A. 12, 85: “Telamon,Ov. M. 7, 647: “pede,Cat. 62, 34: “gressus,Val. Fl. 4, 176: “spe ac juventā properus,Tac. H. 4, 68: “agmen,id. ib. 4, 79: “sibi quisque properus,each one hastening for himself, Tac. A. 1, 65.—With gen. (Tacitean): “Agrippina oblatae occasionis propera,quickly seizing the proffered occasion, Tac. A. 12, 66: “irae,id. ib. 11, 26: “vindictae,id. ib. 14, 7.—With inf. (Tacitean): “quoquo facinore properus clarescere,Tac. A. 4, 52.—Hence, adv., in two forms.
B. prŏpĕrĭter , hastily, quickly (ante- and post-class.): classem in altum properiter deducere, Pac. ap. Non. 155, 6: navem in fugam tradunt, Att. ap. Non. 155. 8; App. M. 6, p. 184, 8; 7, p. 198, 33; Aus. Parent. 27.
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