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per-curro, percŭcurri or percurri, percursum, 3, v. a. and n.

I. Act., to run through, hasten through; to pass through, traverse, run over, pass over or along class.; syn. peragro).

A. Lit.: percurrere agrum Picenum, Caes. B. C. 1, 15: labro calamos, Lucr. 4, 588: rapido percurrens turbine campos, id. 1, 273: pollice chordas, Ov. Am. 2, 4, 27: conventus, Hirt. B. G. 8, 46: Tenchteros et Cattos, Flor. 4, 12: aristas, to speed over, Ov. M. 10, 655: percurrens luna fenestras, Prop. 1, 3, 31: pectine telas, Verg. A. 7, 14; id. G. 1, 294: ignea rima micans percurrit lumine nimbos, id. A. 8, 392: tempora nodo, i. e. to wind or bind round, Val. Fl. 6, 63.—Pass., Plin. 13, 12, 26, 83: hortus fontano umore percurritur, Pall. 1, 6.—

B. Trop., to run through: amplissimos honores percucurrit, i. e. filled the highest offices one after another, Suet. Ner. 3: quaesturam, praeturam, id. Tib. 9; Plin. Ep. 1, 14, 7.—In pass.: percursis honorum gradibus, Amm. 15, 13, 2.—

2. To run over in speaking, to mention cursorily: partes, quas modo percucurri, Cic. de Or. 3, 14, 52: quae breviter a te percursa sunt, id. ib. 1, 47, 205: multas res oratione, id. Div. 2, 46, 96: omnia poenarum nomina, Verg. A. 6, 627: celebres in eā arte quam maximā brevitate, Plin. 35, 8, 34, 53: modice beneficia, to mention in a cursory manner, Tac. A. 4, 40: paucis, quae cujusque ductu gens, Vell. 2, 38, 1; Juv. 10, 225.—

3. To run over in the mind or with the eye, to scan briefly, to look over: multa animo et cogitatione, multa etiam legendo, Cic. de Or. 1, 50, 218: atque id percurram brevi, id. Div. in Caecil. 32, 94: oculo, to run over, Hor. S. 2, 5, 55: paginas in annalious magistratuum, to run through, to look over, Liv. 9, 18, 12: pugnas, Val. Fl. 6, 600.—Impers. pass., Cic. de Or. 2, 80, 328.—

4. Of feelings, sensations, to run through, penetrate, agitate: omnium pectora occulto metu percurrente, Curt. 4, 12, 14. —

II. Neutr., to run, run along to or over any thing (class.): curriculo percurre (ad villam), run thither quickly, Ter. Heaut. 4, 4, 11: ad forum, id. And. 2, 2, 18: ad aliquem, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 16, 4: per temonem (currūs), to run along the pole, Caes. B. G. 4, 33 fin.: per mare et terras, Lucr. 6, 668.—

B. Trop. (very rare), to pass; with per, to run over in speaking, touch upon in succession: nam per omnis civitates quae decumas habent, percurrit oratio mea, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 42, 100.