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oc-curro (obc-), curri, rarely cucurri (Plaut. Merc. 1, 2, 88; Phaedr. 3, 7, 2), cursum, 3 (archaic perf. occecurri, like memordi, peposci, Aelius Tubero ap. Gell. 7, 9, 11), v. n., to run up to, run to meet; to go or come up to, to go or come to meet, to meet (class.; syn. obvenio).

I. Lit.

1. In gen.: ilico Occucurri atque interpello, Plaut. Merc. 1, 2, 88: Caesari venienti, Caes. B. G. 3, 79: obviam alicui, to go to meet, Plaut. Ep. 2, 2, 30: amicis, Hor. S. 1, 4, 135; Suet. Calig. 4.—Impers.: occurritur (sc. mihi), Cic. Att. 2, 22, 3.—

2. In partic., to go against, rush upon, attack an enemy: duabus Fabianis legionibus occurrit, Caes. B. C. 1, 40: armatis, id. ib. 2, 27: telis occurrere, Verg. A. 11, 808: obvius adversoque occurrit, id. ib. 10, 734.—

B. Transf.

1. To come to, meet, fall in with any thing: quibuscumque signis occurrerat, se aggregabat, Caes. B. G. 4, 26: tot vatibus, Juv. 1, 18.—

2. To go or come to any place.

(a). With dat.: concilio, Liv. 31, 29. —

(b). With ad: legati ad id concilium occurrerunt, Liv. 31, 29.—

(g). With in and acc.: in aliam civitatem occurrere, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 27, 67.—

3. Of situation.

(a). To stand or lie opposite to: apud Elegiam occurrit ei (Euphrati) Taurus mons, Plin. 5, 24, 20, 84.—

(b). To lie in the way of, meet as an obstacle: in asperis locis silex saepe impenetrabilis ferro occurrebat, Liv. 36, 25, 4.—

II. Trop.

A. To obviate or seek to obviate, to meet, resist, oppose, counteract: omnibus ejus consiliis occurri atque obstiti, Cic. Cat. 3, 7, 16: illi rationi, id. Fat. 18, 41: malevolentiae hominum, Brut. ap. Cic. Fam. 11, 11, 2.—

2. To cure or attempt to cure; to relieve, remedy: venienti occurrite morbo, Pers. 3, 64: exspectationi, Cic. Clu. 23, 63: rei sapientiā occurrere, id. Fam. 4, 5, 6; Nep. Pelop. 1, 1.—

B. To meet with words, i. e. to answer, reply, object: ut si dicenti, Quem video? ita occurras, ego, Quint. 1, 5, 36: Venus, Val. Fl. 7, 222.—Impers. pass.: occurretur enim, sicut occursum est, Cic. Ac. 2, 14, 44: occurritur autem nobis, et quidem a doctis et eruditis, etc., id. Off. 2, 2, 6.—

C. To offer or present itself, suggest itself, appear, occur: tu occurrebas dignus eo munere, Cic. Sen. 1, 2: nec tamen mihi quicquam occurrit cur, etc., id. Tusc. 1, 21, 49; 1, 22, 51: Atheniensium classis demersae et exercitus deleti occurrebant, Liv. 25, 24, 12; cf.: ea cum universa occurrerent animo, id. 25, 24, 12, 14: oculis ejus tot paludes occurrerent, Col. 2, 2: oras ad Eurum sequentibus nihil memorabile occurrit, Mel. 3, 9, 3: animo, presents itself to his mind, occurs to him, Cic. de Or. 2, 24, 104; cf.: ea quae occurrant, id. ib. 2, 54, 221: una defensio occurrit, quod muneribus tuis obniti non debui, Tac. A. 14, 53: cogitationi, quonam modo, etc., Plin. 29, 1, 1, 2: neque vos paeon, aut herous ille conturbet: ipsi occurrent orationi, will present themselves, Cic. de Or. 3, 49, 191: haec tenenda sunt oratori: saepe enim occurrunt, often occur, id. Or. 32, 115: quodcumque in mentem veniat, aut quodcumque occurrat, id. Fin. 4, 17, 47: ne quid honestum occurreret, Tac. Agr. 2.— With inf.: occurrit et aliqua dicere de magicis (herbis), it seems proper, Plin. 24, 17, 99, 156.—

D. To reach, attain (eccl. Lat.): donec occurramus in unitatem fidei, Vulg. Eph. 4, 13: si quo modo occurram ad resurrectionem, id. Phil. 3, 11.