Definition of circumsto
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Orthography ID = 1002535
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LEM
circumstō, circumstāre, circumstetī, -
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. [in perf. like circumsisto] to stand around, take place around
  2. to surround, encompass, encircle
  3. to surround, beset, besiege
  4. [figuratively] to stand around, threaten, be at hand
  5. to surround, encompass, occupy, take possession of
Abbreviations
circum-stō stetī, -, āre (in perf. like circumsisto), to stand around, take place around: spe praedae adducti circumsteterunt, Cs.: circumstant properi aurigae, V.: circumstantes silvae, O.

—To surround, encompass, encircle: aliquem, V.: (puppim) circumstetit aequor, O.: senatum: sellam, L.

—To surround, beset, besiege: tribunal: tribunum, L.: regis tecta, V.

—Fig., to stand around, threaten, be at hand: ancepsque terror circumstabat, L.: scio meorum Circumstare odia, V.

—To surround, encompass, occupy, take possession of: cum nos undique fata circumstent: anceps proelium R. circumsteterat, L.: me circumstetit horror, V.
 
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