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corripio corrĭpĭo (conr-), rĭpŭi, reptum, 3, v. a. rapio, to seize or snatch up, to collect, to seize upon, take hold of (very freq., and class. in prose and poetry). Lit. In gen.: hominem conripi ac suspendi jussit in oleastro, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 23, § 57; Caes. B. C. 3, 109; cf. Ov. M. 9, 217 al.: arcumque manu celeresque sagittas, Verg. A. 1, 188; cf.: lora manu, Ov. M. 2, 145: fasces, Sall. C. 18, 5: arma, Vell. 2, 110 et saep.: corpus, to rise up quickly, start up: ex somno, Lucr. 3, 164; Verg. A. 4, 572: de terrā, Lucr. 4, 1000: e stratis, Verg. A. 3, 176: se, to get or rise up hastily, to betake one's self somewhere, Plaut. Merc. 3, 4, 76; Ter. Hec. 3, 3, 5; Verg. A. 6, 472.—Poet.: viam, gradum, spatium, etc., to set out quickly, to pursue hastily, to hasten, hasten through or over: viam, Verg. A. 1, 418; Ov. M. 2, 158; Plin. Ep. 4, 1, 6: gradum, Hor. C. 1, 3, 33: spatia, Verg. A. 5, 316: campum, id. G. 3, 104: aequora, Val. Fl. 1, 132 al.: correptā luce diei, collected, Lucr. 4, 81.

In partic. Of robbery, etc., to carry off, rob, plunder, take possession of, usurp: pecunias undique quasi in subsidium, Tac. A. 13, 18; cf.: bona vivorum ac mortuorum usquequaque, Suet. Dom. 12: pecunias, Cic. Verr. 1, 2, 5; Tac. A. 13, 31 fin.: sacram effigiem, Verg. A. 2, 167: praefecturas, Tac. A. 11, 8 al.

In Tac. freq. of accusations, to bring to trial, accuse, inform against: Vitellius accusatione corripitur, deferente Junio Lupo senatore, Tac. A. 12, 42; 2, 28; 3, 49; 6, 40 al.

Of fire, etc., or of diseases, to attack, seize, sweep, or carry away (freq. after the Aug. per.): turbine caelesti subito correptus et igni, Lucr. 6, 395; cf. Verg. A. 1, 45: flamma Corripuit tabulas, id. ib. 9, 537; so Ov. M. 2, 210 al.; and transf. to the person: ipsas ignes corripuere casas, id. F. 2, 524: nec singula morbi Corpora corripiunt, Verg. G. 3, 472; Cels. 6, 18, 9; Plin. 7, 51, 52, § 172: morbo bis inter res agendas correptus est, Suet. Caes. 45: pedum dolore, Plin. Ep. 1, 12, 4; rarely of death: subitā morte, Flor. 3, 17, 2: (ales) caeco correpta veneno, Lucr. 6, 823: (segetes) modo sol nimius, nimius modo corripit imber, Ov. M. 5, 483.—Absol.: si (paralytici) correpti non sunt, diutius quidem vivunt, sed, etc., Cels. 3, 47, 4.

With the access. idea of lessening by compressing, to draw together, draw in, contract, shorten, abridge, diminish (rare; mostly post-Aug.): singulos a septenis spatiis ad quina corripuit. Suet. Dom. 4: impensas, id. Tib. 34; of discourse: quae nimium corripientes omnia sequitur obscuritas, Quint. 4, 2, 44; of words in the number of syllables (trabs from trabes), Varr. L. L. 7, § 33 Müll.; or in the length of syllables, Quint. 9, 4, 89; 10, 1, 29; and so of syllables (opp. producere), id. 1, 5, 18; opp. porrigere, id. 1, 6, 32, and later grammarians.—In time: numina corripiant moras, shorten, Ov. M. 9, 282: ut difficiles puerperiorum tricas Juno mulceat corripiatque Lucina? Arn. 3, 21.

Trop. To reproach, reprove, chide, blame (first freq. after the Aug. per.; not in Cic.): hi omnes convicio L. Lentuli consulis correpti exagitabantur, Caes. B. C. 1, 2: clamoribus maximis judices corripuerunt, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 2, 1; so with abl., Suet. Aug. 53: impransi correptus voce magistri, Hor. S. 2, 3, 257: hunc cetera turba suorum corripiunt dictis, Ov. M. 3, 565 al.: ut eum non inimice corripere, sed paene patrie monere videatur, Quint. 11, 1, 68; Liv. 2, 28, 5; Suet. Calig. 45; Ov. M. 13, 69 al.: corripientibus amicis, Suet. Ner. 35.—As a figure of speech, Cels. ap. Quint. 9, 2, 104.

Of the passions, emotions, etc., to seize upon, attack (rare, and mostly poet. or in post-Aug. prose): hunc plausus hiantem ... plebisque patrumque Corripuit ( = animum commovit), Verg. G. 2, 510: correpta cupidine, Ov. M. 9, 734; so id. ib. 9, 455: duplici ardore (sc. amoris et vini), Prop. 1, 3, 13: misericordiā, Suet. Calig. 12: irā, Gell. 1, 26, 8: militiā (poet. for militiae studio), Verg. A. 11, 584: imagine visae formae, seized, fascinated, Ov. M. 4, 676.