previous next

ambiō (imperf. ambibat, O., L., Ta.), īvī and iī, ītus, īre

ambi + eo, to go round, go about: terram lunae cursus: Siculae fundamina terrae, O.To surround, encircle, encompass: ambitae litora terrae, O.: Thracam ambiat Hebrus, H.: moenia, Quae flammis ambit amnis, V.: vallum armis, Ta. —Fig., to canvass for votes: singulos ex senatu, S.: ambiuntur, rogantur cives.—To secure by canvassing, win by solicitation, entreat, solicit, court: senis amicos, T.: connubiis Latinum, V.: te prece, H.: nuptiis ambiri, to be sought in marriage, Ta.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: