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opportūnus (obp-), a, um, adj. [obportus, lit., at or before the port; hence],

I. In gen., fit, meet, convenient, suitable, seasonable, opportune (class.; syn.: commodus, utilis): tempus actionis opportunum, Graece εὐκαιρια, Latine appellatur occasio, Cic. Off. 1, 40, 142: aetas opportunissima, id. Fam. 7, 7, 2: nihil opportunius accidere vidi, id. ib. 10, 16, 1.—Subst.: op-portūna, ōrum, n., fit or convenient things: locorum opportuna, Tac. A. 4, 24.—

II. In partic.

A. Advantageous, serviceable, useful: ceterae res, quae expetuntur, opportunae sunt singulae rebus singulis, Cic. Lael. 6, 22.—

B. Fit, suitable, adapted to any thing: ad omnia haec magis opportunus nemo est, Ter Eun. 5, 8, 47.—

C. Exposed, liable to any thing: Romanus cedentem hostem effuse sequendo opportunus huic eruptioni fuit, Liv. 6, 24: injuriae, Plin. 9, 31, 51, 98: opportuniora morbis corpora, id. 18, 7, 12, 68.—Hence, adv.: opportūnē, fitly, seasonably, opportunely (class.), Ter. Ad. 1, 2, 1: venisse, Cic. N. D. 1, 7, 16: locus opportune captus ad eam rem, id. Rosc. Am. 24, 68: opportune, importune, in season and out of season, Vulg. 2 Tim. 4, 2.—Comp.: opportunius alio loco referemus, Gai. Inst. 2, 97.— Sup.: nuntiis opportunissime allatis, Caes. B. C. 3, 101; Liv. 32, 18.