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sub-vĕnĭo , vēni, ventum, 4 (old
I.fut. subvenibo, Plaut. Men. 5, 7, 20), v. n., to come up or advance to one's assistance (the figure taken from the advance of a military reserve; v. subsidium), to come to one's assistance, to aid, assist, relieve, succor; to obviate, remedy, heal, cure a disease, an evil, etc. (freq. and class.; syn.: adjuvo, succurro, sublevo).
II. In gen., to come up, come (very rare).
A. Lit.: aliud in eo (sale) mirabile est, quod tantundem nocte subvenit, quantum die auferas, Plin. 31, 7, 39, § 74.—
B. Trop.
1. Ut quaeque vox digna animadverti subvenerat, memoriae mandabamus, came to mind, occurred to us, Gell. 19, 7, 2.—
2. To come to one's mind, occur to him; with inf., App. M. 3, p. 131, 37.
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