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occāsiō ōnis, f

ob+1 CAD-, an opportunity, fit time, occasion, convenient season, favorable moment: tanta, T.: tua, L.: aliis occasio defuit: pugnandi, S.: inrumpendi in urbem, Cu.: sibi ad occupandam Asiam oblata: occasionem amittere, let slip: adripere, seize, L.: rapere de die, H.: non deesse occasioni, not to be unequal to, Cs.: a fortunā data liberandae Graeciae, N.: intellegere occasiones, discern, Ta.: occasione datā, should an opportunity offer: per occasionem, on a favorable opportunity, S.: levia proelia ex occasione huius aut illius partis oriebantur, L.: Summa occasiost mihi Phaedriae curam adimere, T.—Person., Opportunity (as a goddess), Ph.—A pretext, excuse, plausible explanation: Quantulacunque est occasio, sufficit irae, Iu.—In war, a dash, raid, surprise: occasio, non proelium, Cs.

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