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prehendō (prae-) and prēndo dī, sus, ere

HED-, to lay hold of, grasp, snatch, seize, catch, take : Crassum manu: prehendi hominem iussit: arbusta, quorum stirpīs tellus amplexa prehendit. — To seize, take violent possession of, occupy, enter : Pharum, Cs.: quam prendimus arcem, take refuge in , V.: Italiae oras, i. e. reach , V.To catch, hold, check, stop, arrest, detain : tuos pater modo me prendit—ait, etc., T.: Syrus est prendendus, atque exhortandus mihi, T.: (me dea) dextrā prehensum Continuit, V.: Septimium.— To catch, seize, surprise, overtake : in patenti Prensus Aegaeo, H.— Fig., to apprehend, comprehend : cum animus ipsum (res omnīs) moderantem prenderit.

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