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Lewis : devenio

devenio, dēvĕnĭo, vēni, ventum, 4, v. n.; orig., to come from somewhere; hence, with predominant reference to the term. ad quem (cf. de, no. II. B.), to go to, arrive at, reach (class.). Lit.: quomodo ad hunc devenerim In servitutem ab eo, etc., Plaut. Mil. 2, 1, 18; cf.: quam quisque in partem ab opere casu devenit, Caes. B. G. 2, 21 fin.: ad alias aedes, Plaut. Most. 4, 2, 52: ad mare, id Poen. 3, 3, 14: ad legionem decimam, Caes. B. G. 2, 21: in insidias, to fall, Plaut. As. 1, 1, 92; cf.: in victoris manus, Cic. Fam. 7, 3, 3: in loca nobis adversa, Lucr. 6, 1132: in eum locum, Liv. 9, 31: in Scythiam, Ov. M. 8, 798: domum alicujus, Nep. Pelop. 2 fin.: quo, *Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 27 et saep.

Poet. with simple acc.: devenere locos ubi, etc., Verg. A. 1, 365; so, locos laetos, id. ib. 6, 638: speluncam eandem, id. ib. 4, 125; 166: silvas et amoena piorum, Val. Fl. 1, 84. Cf.: venio, pervenio, and 1. eo.

Transf., in vulg. lang., like our to come, instead of to go to a place: deveniam ad lenonem domum egomet solus, Plaut. Epid. 3, 2, 28: post ad furem ego devenio, id. Rud. 4, 3, 17; id. Ps. 1, 3, 53.

Trop., to reach, arrive at, come to: tantum devenisse ad eum mali, *Ter. Heaut. 4, 5, 2: ad juris studium, Cic. Mur. 13, 29; cf. id. Quint. 17, 54: devenit aut potius incidit in istum, id. Pis. 29; cf.: in medium rerum omnium certamen atque discrimen (coupled with incidere), id. de Or. 1, 1, 3: in alicujus tutelam, Suet. Vesp. 5: in quos fines saeculorum, Vulg. 1 Cor. 10, 11.