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Lewis : pertineo

pertineo, pertĭnĕo, ŭi, 2, v. n. teneo, to stretch out, reach, extend to a place; to arrive at a place (class., esp. in the trop. signif.); constr. with ad and acc., or with advv.; very rarely with in or per and acc.; v. infra. Lit.: aspera arteria ad pulmones usque pertinet, Cic. N. D. 2, 54, 136: venae in omnes partes corporis pertinentes, id. ib. 2, 55, 137: deus pertinens per naturam cujusque rei, etc., id. ib. 2, 28, 71: Belgae pertinent ad inferiorem partem fluminis Rheni, Caes. B. G. 1, 1: rivi, qui ad mare pertinebant, id. B. C. 3, 49: hanc (silvam) longe introrsus pertinere, id. B. G. 6, 9: in vastae magnitudinis urbe partium sensu non satis pertinente in omnia, extending in all directions, Liv. 25, 24, 6 Weissenb. ad loc.; cf.: quod ait praetor: pertinet, hoc significat: quod ex aedibus ejus in tuas pertinet, hoc est dirigitur, extenditur, pervenit, Dig. 43, 22, 1.

Trop. To reach, extend (like διήκειν, καθήκειν ): eadem bonitas etiam ad multitudinem pertinet, Cic. Lael. 14, 50: caritas patriae per omnes ordines pertinebat, i. e. pervaded, Liv. 23, 49, 3: ad posteritatis memoriam pertinere, Cic. Sen. 23, 82: fulmina, quorum significatio ad totam vitam pertinet, Sen. Q. N. 2, 47 init.: hic pertinet a natali ad diem extremum, id. Ep. 12, 6.

To belong, relate, concern, pertain or have reference to, affect any thing: somnium ad aliquam rem pertinet, Plaut. Merc. 2, 1, 28: illa res ad meum officium pertinet, Cic. Rosc. Am. 13, 36: nihil ad patriciam Sulpiciorum familiam Quirinius pertinuit, Tac. A. 3, 48: haec breviter attingemus, scrutati maxime pertinentia, Plin. 18, 35, 78, § 341.

To have a tendency, to tend or lead to an object or result, Varr. R. R. 2, 1: illud quo pertineat, videte, Cic. Agr. 2, 8, 20; id. Att. 8, 9, 1: quod autem plures a nobis nominati sunt, eo pertinuit, quod, etc., id. Brut. 87, 299: summa illuc pertinet, ut sciatis, etc., id. Verr. 2, 5, 10, § 25: interpretando, quorsum quidque pertineat, id. N. D. 3, 23, 60 fin.: quid ista ad vidulum pertinent, servae sint istae an liberae? Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 62.—Esp. in phrase: quod ad aliquem (aliquid) pertinet, as far as concerns, in regard to (mostly post-Aug.): quod ad inducias pertineret, sic belli rationem esse divisam, ut, etc., * Caes. B. C. 3, 17, 3: quod ad nationes exteras pertinet, Cicero varie, Quint. 11, 1, 89: quod ad Dymnum pertinet, nihil scio, Curt. 6, 11, 30: quod pertinet ad elephantos, id. 9, 2, 19; cf.: quantum ad decernentes pertinet, Plin. Ep. 8, 6, 14: quod ad me pertinet, intellego me perdidisse, etc., Sen. Cons. ad Helv. 10, 2; id. Ep. 119, 12; id. Suas. 6, 12; 7, 1: cum virtutibus tum etiam fortuna, siquid hoc ad rem pertinet, Cic. Fam. 13, 13: quatenus quidque se attingat ad seque pertineat perspicere, Cic. Fin. 5, 9, 24: illud dissimulas ad te quod pertinet, Mart. 7, 10, 9.

To apply to, be applicable to, to suit, be suitable to a person or thing: magis pol haec malitia pertinet ad viros, quam ad mulieres, Plaut. Truc. 4, 3, 36: ad quem suspicio maleficii pertineat, on whom suspicion should fall, Cic. Rosc. Am. 7, 18: ad officium meum, id. ib. 13, 36: liberalitas ad rem familiarem meam, id. Fam. 12, 28: ad imperatorem prodigium pertinere, Liv. 25, 16.

To belong, be the right of (usu. of a right, as opp. to possession): sed regnum ad se et ad matrem suam pertinere arbitrabantur, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 27, § 61: ad quem jure regnum pertinet, Liv. 40, 11, 7: bona ad me pertinent, solus enim sum filius defuncti, Quint. 5, 14, 15: Europa jam, dubio procul, jure ad Romanos pertinebat, Flor. 2, 8, 7: (Armenia) quae antea ad majores suos pertinuisse monstrabat, Amm. 26, 4, 6.

To belong, to be the property of (late Lat.): omnia quae ad se pertinebant, Vulg. Gen. 32, 23; id. Exod. 9, 4; id. 1 Reg. 25, 21.—Hence, adv.: pertĭnenter, aptly, suitably, appositely, pertinently (post-class.): pertinenter ad causam, Tert. adv. Marc. 4, 38.—Comp.: pertinentius, Tert. adv. Marc. 4, 9.—Sup.: pertinentissime, Tert. adv. Marc. 4, 31.