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abs-trăho , xi, ctum, 3, v. a. (abstraxe = abstraxisse, Lucr. 3, 650), draw away from a place or person, to drag or pull away.
I. Lit.
B. Esp., to withdraw, alienate from a party: “copias a Lepido,Cic. Fam. 10, 18, 3: “Germanicum suetis legionibus,Tac. A. 2, 5.
II. Trop., to draw away, withdraw, divert: “animus se a corpore abstrahet,Cic. Rep. 6, 26: “a rebus gerendis senectus abstrahit (for which in the preced., avocare),id. de Sen. 6: “me a nullius commodo,id. Arch. 6, 12: “aliquem a malis, non a bonis,id. Tusc. 1, 34 fin. al.: “magnitudine pecuniae a bono honestoque in pravum abstractus est,Sall. J. 29, 2: “omnia in duas partes abstracta sunt, respublica, quae media fuerat, dilacerata,id. ib. 41, 5.—Hence, abstractus , a, um, P. a.; in the later philosophers and grammarians, abstract (opp. concrete): “quantitas,Isid. Or. 2, 24, 14.
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