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sŭper-vĕnĭo , vēni, ventum, 4, v. n. and
I.a., to come over or upon, to come to or in addition to, to overtake, to come up, arrive, come upon, fall upon (not ante-Aug.).
I. Lit.
A. In gen.
(α). Act.: “et heres Heredem alterius, velut unda supervenit undam,follows after, presses upon, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 176: “crura loquentis Terra supervenit,closed over, covered, Ov. M. 10, 490: “vineae superveniunt jugum,Col. 4, 22. 1: “planitiem supervenit umor,id. 2, 17 fin.: “si festinaret sequi, palantes superventurum,Curt. 5, 13, 11: “hostes,Grat. Cyn. 185.—
B. In partic., of animals, to leap, cover, Col. 6, 24, 3; 7, 6, 3; Plin. 10, 63, 83, § 174.—
II. Trop., to come upon, be added to; to go beyond, surpass, exceed, excel: “ne tempus opimandi quintam et vigesimam lunam superveniat,go beyond, exceed, Col. 8, 7, 5: “vis teneros supervenit annos,attacks suddenly, Stat. Achill. 1, 147: “aliud majus alio supervenit,is added to, follows, Quint. 9, 4, 23: “tunc donis Argia nitet, vilesque sororis Ornatus sacro praeculta supervenit auro,surpasses, exceeds, Stat. Th. 2, 298.
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