I.to take again, receive back; to recover, retake (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; not in Cic. or Cæs.): quae cava corpore caeruleo cortina receptat, Enn. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 48 Müll. (Ann. v. 9 Vahl.); cf. Lucr. 2, 1001: “placido natura receptat Cuncta sinu,” Luc. 7, 810: corpus omnes Paulatim redit in sensus animamque receptat, and takes or receives back again, Lucr. 3, 505.—To receive habitually or often, admit, harbor, protect, etc.: meum receptas filium ad te Pamphilum, i. e. you receive my son's visits, Ter. Hec. 5, 1, 17: “mercatores,” to receive, admit, Liv. 5, 8; Tac. A. 3, 60: “hastam receptat Ossibus haerentem,” tugs back the spear, Verg. A. 10, 383.—With se, to betake one's self anywhere, to withdraw, retire, recede: “quo in tectum te receptes,” Ter. Heaut. 5, 2, 15: “Saturni sese quo stella receptet,” Verg. G. 1, 336: “mare, quā multā litus se valle receptat,” Pers. 6, 8.
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