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ēgressus , ūs, m. egredior,
I.a going out or away (class.).
I. Lit.
A. In gen., egress, departure.
1. In abstr.: frequentia sua vestrum egressum (sc. in provinciam) ornando, * Cic. Pis. 13 fin.: “Caesar rarus egressu,Tac. A. 15, 53.—In plur., Sall. J. 35, 5 Kritz; Tac. A. 3, 33; 11, 12; id. Or. 6; Ov. F. 1, 138.—Of birds, a flying out, flight, Ov. M. 11, 748; Col. 8, 8, 1.—
2. In concreto: “per tenebrosum et sordidum egressum extraho Gitona,Petr. 91, 3.—In plur., Tac. A. 16, 10; and poet. of the mouths of the Ister, Ov. Tr. 2, 189.—
B. In partic. (acc. to egredior, I. A. 2. b.), a disembarking, going ashore, landing, Caes. B. G. 5, 8, 3; id. B. C. 3, 23, 1; Auct. B. Afr. 3 fin.
II. Trop., in rhet. lang. = egressio, II., a digression in speaking, Quint. 4, 3, 12; cf.: “libero egressu memorare,to narrate with freedom in digression, Tac. A. 4, 32.
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