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repēns entis, adj., sudden, hasty, unexpected, unlooked for: cura, C. poët.: adventus consulis, L.: defectio, L.: cum fama repens alio avertit bellum, L.: discordia, V.: consternatio, Cu.—New, fresh, recent: quid repens aut vetustate obscurum, Ta.—With the subject, instead of an adv.

with the predic., suddenly, unexpectedly: tumultus repens est Romam perlatus, L.: clades adlata est, L.: (Ianus) Bina repens oculis obtulit ora meis, O.

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