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in-veniō vēnī, ventus, īre,

to come upon, find, meet with, light upon: in agro populabundum hostem, L. (navīs) paratas ad navigandum, Cs.: oratores.—Pass: rex Inventus focis, found, V.: Scis, Pamphilam meam inventam civem? turns out to be, T.: ipsis durior inventus est, proved to be, Cs.: Primus invenior circumposuisse, etc., H.: unus inventus qui id auderet.—Fig., to find out, invent, effect, discover, devise, contrive: quandam (fallaciam), T.: dolis casum victoriae, S.: Inventae artes, V.: neque quid ponis dicere invenie, make out: quo modo crimen confirmaret: quid agat, non invenit, is at a loss, O.: animis inventum poema iuvandis, H.—To find out, discover, ascertain, learn: ex captivis, flumen abesse, etc., Cs.: invenitur ea serrula pervenisse, etc., it is ascertained that.—To acquire, get, earn, reach: Sine invidiā laudem, T.: hoc cognomen: ex quo illi gloria opesque inventae, S.: manu mortem (i. e. pugnando), V.

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