cado cadere, cecidi, (cāsum)
verb 3rd conjugation
to fall

  1. gen., to fall down, drop :
    a) of persons or things dropped or thrown : si prolapsus cecidisset, Liv.; in terram, Cic.; de equo, Cic.; arma alicui cadunt de manibus, Cic.; of weapons : levius, are thrown with less violence, Caes.; of thunderbolts : caelo cadunt fulmina, Petr.; of dice : ut (talus) cadat rectus, Cic.; of sails : vela cadunt, are furled, Verg.
    b) of fluids poured or flowing : guttae, Cic.; imbres, Lucr., Verg.; flumen, Liv.
    c) of things which naturally fall : altis de montibus umbrae, Verg.; esp. of the shedding of fruit, leaves, etc. : motis poma cadunt ramis, Ov.; and of the setting of heavenly bodies : iuxta solem cadentem, in the west, Verg.

  2. esp. in death, to fall, to perish : pauci de nostris cadunt, Caes.; in acie, Cic.; sua manu, to commit suicide, Tac.; of the victims of a sacrifice : ovis cadit deo, Ov.; hence fig. of nations, etc., to be destroyed : tota Troia, Ov.


  1. of power, feeling, natural forces, to subside, sink, flag : ira, Liv.; vis venti, Liv.; cadere animis, to lose heart, Cic.
  2. to fail, esp. in a law-suit : causa, in iudicio, Cic.; or on the stage(opp. stare) : Hor.
  3. to come under, be subject to; of jurisdiction : in unius potestatem, Cic.; sub imperium Romanum, Cic.; of perception : sub oculos, Cic.; of classification : in idem genus orationis, Cic.
  4. to agree with, be consistent with : non cadit in hos mores, non in hunc hominem ista suspicio, Cic.
  5. to fall out, to happen : si quid adversi casurum foret, Liv.; fortuito, Cic.; male, Caes.; cadere ad(or in) inritum, to become of no effect, Liv.; insperanti mihi cecidit ut, Cic.
  6. of payments, to fall due : in eam diem cadere nummos qui a Quinto debentur, Cic.

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