occurso, āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. n. [occurro], to run, go, or come to meet; to meet (not in Cic.).
- I. Lit.
- A. In gen.: alios occursantes interficere, Sall. J. 12, 5: occursare capro … caveto, beware of meeting, Verg. E. 9, 24: fugientibus, Tac. A. 3, 20.
Of things: occursantes inter se radices, Plin. 16, 2, 2, § 6.
- B. In partic.
- 1. To rush against or upon, to attack, charge; to strive against, oppose: occursat ocius gladio, Caes. B. G. 5, 44: inter invidos, occursantes, factiosos, opposing, Sall. J. 85, 3: fortissimus quisque et promptissimus ad occursandum pugnandumque, Gell. 3, 7, 6.
- 2. To come to or towards: quid tu huc occursas, Plaut. Truc. 2, 2, 27.
- II. Trop.
- A. To be beforehand with, to anticipate: fortunae, Plin. Pan. 25, 5.
- B. To appear before, present one’s self to: numinibus, Plin. Pan. 81, 1.
- 2. Esp., to appear to the mind; to suggest itself, enter the thoughts, occur to one; with or without animo; also with acc. of the person: occursant animo scripta, Plin. Ep. 5, 5, 7: occursant verba, id. ib. 2, 3, 2: me occursant multae, meminisse hau possum, occur to me, Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 56.