Definition of apprehendo, adprehendo
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LNS
apprehendō, apprehendere, apprehendī, apprehensus
adprehendō, adprehendere, adprehendī, adprehensus
ad, prehendo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to lay hold upon, to seize, take hold of
  2. seizing hold of, embracing the person
  3. To grasp with the mind, to understand, comprehend
  4. to embrace, include
  5. to seize, to take, lay hold of, to apprehend
  6. to take possession of
Abbreviations
ap-prehendo (adp-, Fleck., Baiter, Halm; app-, Kayser) (poet. sometimes apprendo: adprendas, Caecil. ap. Gell. 15, 9; apprensus, Tac. A. 4, 8; Stat. S. 3, 4, 43; apprendere, Sil. 13, 653), di, sum, 3, v. a., to lay hold upon, to seize, take hold of (class., esp. in prose; syn.: prehendo, comprehendo, cupio, arripio, corripio). In gen. Lit.: Alterum alterā adprehendit eos manu, Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 64, where Fleck. reads prehendit: Pone (me) apprendit pallio, * Ter. Phorm. 5, 6, 23: adprehendens pallium suum, Vulg. 3 Reg. 11, 30: atomi aliae alias adprehendentes continuantur, Cic. N. D. 1, 20, 54: adprehendit cornu altaris, Vulg. 3 Reg. 2, 28: vites sic claviculis adminicula tamquam manibus adprehendunt, Cic. N. D. 2, 47, 120: morsu, Plin. 11, 24, 28, ยง 84: quantum adprehenderint tres digiti, Quint. 1, 2, 26.

—So of seizing hold of the hand, or embracing the person: manum osculandi causā, Suet. Tib. 72 (prehendere manum is found in Cic. Quint. 31, and id. de Or. 1, 56, 240): manum adprehendere, Vulg. Gen. 19, 16; id. Isa. 41, 13; ib. Marc. 1, 31; ib. Act. 3, 7: quibus adprensis, Tac. A. 4, 8 al.: adprehensum deosculatur, Vulg. Prov. 7, 13.

—Also in entreaty: conscientiā exter ritus adprehendit Caecilium, etc., Plin. Ep. 1, 5, 8.

— Trop. Of discourse: quidquid ego apprehenderam statim accusator extorquebat e manibus, whatever I had brought forward, alleged, Cic. Clu. 19, 52: nisi caute adprehenditur, is laid hold of, employed, Quint. 10, 2, 3.

— To grasp with the mind, to understand, comprehend: passio apprehensa, Cael. Aur. Tard. 3, 5, 70; Tert. adv. Val. 11.

— For complector, to embrace, include: casum testamento, Dig. 28, 2, 10: personam filii (sc. in stipulatione), ib. 45, 1, 56.

— Esp., to seize, to take, or lay hold of, to apprehend: a militibus adprehensus, Gell. 5, 14, 26: furem adprehendere, Dig. 13, 7, 11: fugitivum, ib. 11, 4, 1.

—Hence, * In milit. lang., to take possession of: adprehendere Hispanias, Cic. Att. 10, 8 init. (cf. Caes. B. C. 3, 112: Pharon prehendit); and in gen. to lay hold of, to get, secure, obtain (eccl. Lat.): adprehende vitam aeternam, Vulg. 1 Tim. 6, 12; 6, 19: justitiam, righteousness, ib. Rom. 9, 30.

— As med. t., of disease, to seize: Ubi libido veniet nauseae eumque adprehendit, decumbat etc., Cato, R. R. 156, 4.

—So in gen. of fear, pain, trouble (eccl. Lat.): tremor adprehendit eam, Vulg. Jer. 49, 24: dolor, ib. 2 Macc. 9, 5: angustia, ib. Jer. 50, 43: stupor, ib. Luc. 5, 26: tentatio, ib. 1 Cor. 10, 13.
 
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