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as-sĭlĭo (ads- , Kayser; ads- and as- , Merk.), sĭlui (cf. Prisc. p. 906 P., and Jahn ad Ov. M. 11, 526), sultum, 4, v. n. 2. salio, leap or spring to or upon something.
I. Lit. (most freq. poet.): “Cum saepe adsiluit defensae moenibus urbis,Ov. M. 11, 526: “adsiliens admissarius,Col. 6, 37, 9: “torpedo adsultantes pisciculos attrahens, donec tam prope accedant, ut adsiliat,Plin. 9, 42, 67, § 143; Val. Fl. 1, 257: “in ferrum,Sil. 10, 2 et saep.—Poet. freq. of water, to leap or dash against or upon a thing (cf. 2. salio): “tactumque vereri Assilientis aquae,Ov. M. 6, 107, and id. F. 5, 612: “Adsiliunt fluctus,id. ib. 3, 591: “(insulae) quas spumifer adsilit Aegon,Stat. Th. 5, 56 al.
II. Trop.: nam neque adsiliendum statim est ad genus illud orationis, to jump to, * Cic. de Or. 2, 53, 213; Sen. Contr. 5 praef.
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