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-lĭgo , lēgi, lectum, 3, v. a. 1. lego, choose out, to select (for syn. cf.: lego, coopto, designo, eligo, seligo).
II. In partic.
A. Of fruits, to gather, pick off: “oleam,Cato R. R. 144, 1: “uvam,ib. 112, 2: “fructum,Col. 5, 10, 10.—
B. With the accessory idea of removal to a distance, to choose out and send or take away (rare): “amentem ex aedibus,Plaut. Asin. 3, 3, 42: “senes ac fessas aequore matres,Verg. A. 5, 717.
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