Definition of apiscor
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LNS
apiscor, apiscī, aptus sum
apo
deponent verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to reach after, in order to take, seize, get possession of
  2. To pursue
  3. To take, seize upon
  4. To reach, attain to, get, gain, acquire
  5. to reach something in mind, to perceive, understand
Abbreviations
apiscor, aptus, 3, v. dep. apo (class., but more rare than the compd. adipiscor; in the post-Aug. per. most freq. in Tac.), orig., to reach after something, in order to take, seize, or get possession of it (syn.: peto, sequor, adquiro, attingo); hence, in gen., To pursue (with effort, zeal, etc.): sine me hominem apisci, Plaut. Ep. 5, 2, 3.

—And as the result of the pursuit, To take, seize upon: etenim nullo cessabant tempore apisci Ex aliis alios avidi contagia morbi, Lucr. 6, 1235.

— To reach, attain to, get, gain, acquire (by effort, trouble, etc.; cf. adipiscor), both lit. and trop.: quod ego objectans vitam bellando aptus sum, Pac. ap. Non. p. 234, 25: hereditatem, Plaut. Capt. 4, 1, 8: cupere aliquid apisci, Lucil. ap. Non. p. 74, 30; so id. ib. p. 74, 23: aliquem, Sisenn. ap. Non. p. 68, 25: maris apiscendi causā, Cic. Att. 8, 14 fin.: laudem, Sulp. ap. Cic. Fam. 4, 5 fin.: aliquid animus praegestit apisci, Cat. 64, 145: spes apiscendi summi honoris, Liv. 4, 3: jus, Tac. A. 6, 3: summa apiscendi libido, id. ib. 4, 1: qui id flaminum apisceretur, id. ib. 4, 16: apiscendae potentiae properi, id. ib. 4, 59: cujus (artis) apiscendae otium habuit, id. ib. 6, 26 al.

— Once in Tacitus with gen. like the Gr. τυγχάνειν τινός: dominationis, A. 6, 45.

— Poet., to reach something in mind, i. e. to perceive, understand: Nec ratione animi quam quisquam possit apisci, Lucr. 1, 448.!*? Apiscendus, pass., Manil. 3, 145; Tac. A. 3, 31; 13, 20 al.; cf. adipiscor.
 
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