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Lewis : transcendo

transcendo transcendo or trans-scendo, di, sum, 3, v. a. and n. scando, to climb, pass, cross, or step over, to overstep, surmount. Lit. (freq. and class.; cf.: supero, transgredior). Neutr.: est periculum me ab asinis ad boves transcendere, Plaut. Aul. 2, 2, 58: transcendere in hostium naves, Caes. B. G. 3, 15; id. B. C. 1, 58: in Italiam (Hasdrubal), Liv. 28, 42, 14: in fines hostium, id. 3, 8, 4: in Latinum agrum, id. 4, 53, 2: in Sedetanum agrum, id. 28, 31, 7; cf.: per Vescinos in Campaniam Falernumque agrum, id. 10, 20, 1; 31, 29, 6; 36, 24, 4.

Act.: fossam transire et maceriam transcendere conantur. Caes. B. G. 7, 70: fossas, id. B. C. 3, 46: valles, id. ib. 1, 68: Caucasum, Cic. Rep. 6, 20, 22: Alpes, id. Cat. 4, 3, 6; Liv. 5, 34, 8; 5, 35, 1: Apenninum, id. 22, 1, 1: Taurum, Just. 11, 8, 2: flumen exercitu, Tac. A. 4, 44: limen, Prop. 1, 14, 19 et saep.

Trop., to pass over, to overstep, surpass, exceed, transcend (rare; not in Cic.). Neutr.: ad leviora, to pass over, make a transition, Quint. 7, 1, 21: ad majora, Vell. 2, 130, 3: ex minore aetate in majorem, Hyg. ap. Gell. 16, 6, 15.

Absol.: ut non abrupte cadere in narrationem, ita non obscure transcendere, Quint. 4, 1, 79.

Act.: transcendere fines Juris, to orerstep, transgress, Lucr. 3, 60: transcendere ordinem aetatis, naturae, moris Macedonum, juris gentium, Liv. 40, 11, 7; cf. id. 40, 9, 8: prohibita impune, Tac. A. 3, 54: nec declinari transcendique posse agmina fati, Gell. 7 (6), 2, 5.

To excel, exceed, surpass, transcend: aetatem primae juventae, Col. 1, 8, 3: at tu transcendes, Germanice, facta tuorum, Sil. 3, 607: annos factis, id. 4, 428: florentes annos viribus, id. 1, 226: vota transcendi mea, Sen. Thyest. 912: aliquem aetate, id. Troad. 702.