Definition of eventus
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Orthography ID = 2020342
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LNS
ēventus, ēventūs
evenio, II.
noun (m., 4th declension)
  1. An occurrence, accident, event
  2. fortune, fate, lot
  3. The, issue, consequence, result
  4. good fortune, success
Abbreviations
ēventus, ūs, m. evenio, II.. An occurrence, accident, event; fortune, fate, lot (rare but class.): mihi a peritis in Asia praedictum est, fore eos eventus rerum qui acciderunt, Cic. Div. 1, 28: in incerto reliqui temporis eventu, id. Quint. 26, 83; Tac. Agr. 22; id. A. 2, 26: maerere hoc ejus (sc. Scipionis) eventu, vereor ne invidi magis quam amici sit, Cic. Lael. 4, 14: militum, Liv. 7, 26; cf. id. 7, 8; 8, 7 al.: navium suarum, Caes. B. G. 4, 31: patriae, Liv. 33, 48 et saep.: quid reliquis acciderit, qui quosque eventus exciperent, Caes. B. C. 1, 21 fin.; cf. id. ib. 2, 5 fin.

—Far more freq., The (lucky or unlucky) issue, consequence, result of an action (for syn. cf.: eventum, exitus, successus), in sing. and plur.: eventus est alicujus exitus negotii, Cic. Inv. 1, 28, 42: in rebus magnis memoriaque dignis consilia primum, deinde acta, postea eventus exspectantur, id. de Or. 2, 15, 63: etiam amplissimorum virorum consilia ex eventu, non ex voluntate a plerisque probari solent, Balbus et Oppius ap. Cic. Att. 9, 7 A: sceleris est poena tristis, et praeter eos eventus, qui sequuntur, per se ipsa maxima est, Cic. Leg. 2, 17, 43 et saep.: semper ad eventum festinat (poeta), to the end, issue, event, Hor. A. P. 148: interim rei eventum experiri, Caes. B. G. 3, 3 fin.; so with gen.: belli, id. ib. 6, 42, 1; id. B. C. 1, 53 fin.; 2, 32, 10: pugnae, id. B. G. 7, 49 fin.: ejus diei, id. B. C. 3, 96, 1: orationis, Cic. de Or. 1, 26, 120: dicendi, id. ib. 1, 27, 123 et saep.

— Prov.: eventus docet ... stultorum iste magister est, Liv. 22, 39.

— Esp., good fortune, success: egi ego pro Vareno non sine eventu, Plin. Ep. 5, 20, 2: atque illi modo cauti prompti post eventum ac magniloqui erant, Tac. Agr. 27: cf.: satis jam eventuum, satis casuum, id. A. 2, 26.

— Personified: Bonus Eventus, Good Success, a guardian deity of the Roman husbandmen, Varr. R. R. 1, 1, 6; Plin. 34, 8, 19, ยง 77; Inscr. Orell. 1780 sq.; in the dat. also: BONO EVENTO, ib. 1783; cf.: DEO SANCTO EVENTO, ib. 1785.
 
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