adipiscor

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ad (to, towards, at) + apīscor (reach after something, pursue; reach).

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Verb[edit]

present active adipīscor, present infinitive adipīscī, perfect active adeptus sum (deponent)

  1. I arrive at, reach; overtake, catch up with.
  2. I get, obtain, acquire, get possession of, achieve.

Usage notes[edit]

Since this verb is deponent, its past participle adeptus usually has an active sense ("having obtained"). But along with a few other (e.g. comitatus from comitor, complexus from complector) it can sometimes have a passive sense too ("obtained"), as in adepta libertate found in Sallustius.

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