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-fŏdĭo , fōdi, fossum, 3, v. a.
I. To dig downwards or deep; to dig up, to dig (rare): “scrobem in limine stabuli,Col. 7, 5, 17: “specus,Verg. G. 3, 376: “domos,id. Cul. 273: “terram,Hor. S. 1, 1, 42: “locum in altitudinem pedum quinque,Plin. 31, 3, 27, § 46: “defosso lacu,Suet. Caes. 39.—More freq.,
II. To bury in the earth (quite class.): homines defoderunt in terram dimidiatos, Cato ap. Gell. 3, 14, 19; Lucr. 5, 935; 1366; Liv. 8, 10 fin.: “thesaurum defossum esse sub lecto,Cic. Div. 2, 65; cf. id. de Or. 2, 41: “cotem et novaculam in comitio,Cic. Div. 1, 17, 33: “hospitem (necatum) in aedibus,Plaut. Most. 2, 2, 51; 71: “lapidem in agro,Ov. F. 2, 641 al.: “aliquem humo,Ov. M. 4, 239; id. F. 6, 458.—
B. Transf., to hide, conceal, cover: “defodiet (aetas) condetque nitentia,Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 25: “quae necessitas hominem defodit, ut erueret aurum,Sen. N. Q. 5, 15, 3; Plin. 19, 1, 2, § 9: “se,Sen. ad Marc. 2 fin.
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