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2. appĕtītus (adp-), ūs, m. [appeto].

  1. * I. An onset, attack, assault: reprimebat barbaricos appetitus, Amm. 30, 5.
    Far more freq.,
  2. II. Trop.
    1. A. A passionate, eager longing or desire for a thing (in the class. per. perh. only in Cic.): adpetitus voluptatis, Cic. Off. 1, 30, 105: sub te erit appetitus ejus, Vulg. Gen. 4, 7; ib. Ezech. 21, 16.
      Hence, without gen.,
    2. B. The power or faculty of desire: duplex est vis animorum atque naturae: una pars in adpetitu posita est, quae est ὁρμή Graece, quae hominem huc atque illuc rapit, altera in ratione, etc., Cic. Off. 1, 28, 101; so id. N. D. 2, 47, 122; id. Div 1, 32.
    3. C. The passions, appetites: ut adpetitus rationi oboediant, Cic. Off. 1, 29, 102; so id. N. D. 2, 12, 34.