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Lewis : discurro

discurro, discurro, curri and cucurri (perf. discucurri, Liv. 25, 25, 9; Sen. Contr. 4, 2; Suet. Calig. 32: discurrisse, Curt. 4, 15, 5; oftener curri, Liv. 34, 37; 3, 7, 32; Sen. Ep. 90, 36; Curt. 4, 15, 10 al.), cursum, 3, v. n. To run different ways, to run to and fro, run about (not freq. till after the Aug. per.; in Cic not at all): in muris armata civitas, * Caes. B. C. 3, 105, 3: deus in montibus altis, Ov. F. 2, 285: plebs pileata tota Urbe, Suet. Ner. 57: circa deum delubra, Liv. 26, 9; cf.: circa vias, id. 25, 9: per omnes silvas, Ov. M. 14, 419; cf.: per ambitum lacus, Suet. Claud. 21; and: per Baianum sinum equis, id. Calig. 19: more victorum cum palma discucurrit, id. ib. 32 et saep.—Designating the term. ad quem: ad portas, Liv. 25, 37; Verg. A. 12, 577: ad arma, Liv. 5, 36: ad praedam, Curt. 4, 15: ad officia, Petr. 114: ad rapiendas virgines, Liv. 1, 9 et saep.: in latera, Front. Strat. 2, 3, 10; cf.: a media in utramque partem, Quint. 2, 4, 15.—Pass. impers.: ilicet in muros tota discurritur urbe, Verg. A. 11, 468: in tribus ad suffragium ferendum, Liv. 25, 2: ab caede ad diripiendam urbem, id. 27, 16 al.

In the pass., with a homogeneous subject: discursis magnis itineribus, Amm. 29, 5.

Of inanimate and abstract subjects: discurrentes maculae in gemma, Plin. 37, 1, 3, § 5; 13, 21, 37, § 117: catenae circa latera, id. 33, 3, 12, § 40 al.: (Nilus) diversa ruens septem discurrit in ora, Verg. G. 4, 291; Plin. 11, 37, 69, § 182: fama tota urbe discurrit, Curt. 4, 1: mens discurret utroque, Ov. R. Am. 443.

Transf., to traverse, run through or over, hasten through (post-class.): latius arva, Avien. Descr. Orb. 516: Gallias, Amm. 15, 5, 4: tramite aliquo discurso, id. 16, 2, 10: discursis itineribus magnis, id. 29, 5, 17.

Trop., like Gr. διελθεῖν, to speak at length of a thing, to discourse of (post-class.): super quo nunc pauca discurram, Amm. 17, 4 (cf. in this sense the Romance discorrere, discourir, and v. 2, discursus, II.).