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per-tingo , ĕre, v. a. tango, stretch out, reach, extend to a certain point (rare; not in Cic.; often confounded in MSS. with pertineo).
I. Lit.: “collis in immensum pertingens,Sall. J. 48, 3 Dietsch and Kritz: “montis Apennini jugum mediā curvaturā prope tangens oras maris Hadriani pertingit circumitionibus contra fretum,Vitr. 2, 10, 1: “infortunatam pertingens cespite Trojam,Avien. Descr. Orb. 986: “turris, cujus culmen pertingat ad caelum,Vulg. Gen. 11, 4; id. 2 Par. 28, 9 al. (but in Lucr. 4, 277, the correct read. is perterget, v. Lachm. ad h. l.).—
II. Trop., to reach, attain: “ad sapientiam Zenonis pertingere,Front. p. 255.
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    • Old Testament, 2 Chronicles, 28.9
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 11.4
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 2.10.1
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 4.277
    • Sallust, Bellum Iugurthinum, 48
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