apprehendo

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From ad (to, towards, at) + prehendō (lay hold of, seize); from prae- (before) + *hendo (used only in comp.); akin to Ancient Greek χανδάνω (khandánō, hold, contain), and English get: See prehensile, get.

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present active apprehendō, present infinitive apprehendere, perfect active apprehendī, supine apprehensum

  1. I lay hold upon, grasp, seize, grab, take, take hold of; apprehend, arrest.
  2. I grasp with the mind, understand, comprehend.
  3. I embrace, include.
  4. I take possession of, seize, secure, obtain.

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  • apprehendo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879