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-lūdo , si, sum, 3 (
I.arch. inf. pass. deludier, Ter. And. 1, 2, 32), v. a.
I. To play false, to mock, deceive, make sport of, delude.
A. Prop. (rare, but class.), Ter. l. l. in hac re me deludier: “deludi vosmet ipsos diutius a tribuno plebis patiemini?Cic. Agr. 2, 29, 79: “me dolis,Ter. Andr. 3, 4, 4: “animum hoc uno responso (Apollo),Verg. A. 6, 344: corvum hiantem, * Hor. S. 2, 5, 56: “amantem,Ov. Am. 2, 19, 33 al.Absol.: “nihil agere atque deludere,Cic. Rosc. Am. 9 fin.
B. Transf., of inanimate subjects: “terra deludet arantes,Prop. 2, 15, 31 (3, 7, 31 M.): “quae sopitos deludunt somnia sensus,Verg. A. 10, 642; cf. “of one dreaming,Ov. M. 8, 827: “quem spes delusit,Phaedr. 5, 7, 7.—*
II. To play through, to leave off playing: gladiatores cum deluserunt, Varr. ap. Plin. 36, 27, 69, § 202.
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