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-rĭpĭo (-rupio ), rĭpŭi, reptum, 3, v. a. rapio,
I.to tear off, tear away, snatch away, remove violently; to pull down (class., esp. freq. in poets).
I. Lit. constr., with abl. with or without a prep., or rarely with dat.: “aliquem de ara,Plaut. Rud. 3, 6, 2; so with de, id. ib. 3, 5, 5; id. Men. 5, 2, 117; Tib. 1, 2, 82 al.; with ab, Plaut. Rud. 3, 3, 10: “vestem a pectore,Ov. M. 9, 637: “ferrum a latere,Tac. A. 1, 35; with ex: “velamina ex humeris,id. ib. 6, 567; cf.: “aurum matronis,Plaut. Aul. 4, 10, 18: “pellem leoni,Ov. M. 3, 52: “pignus lacertis,Hor. Od. 1, 9, 23; 4, 15, 7: “amphoram horreo,id. ib. 3, 28, 7: “qualos fumosis tectis,Verg. G. 2, 242: “lunam caelo,Hor. Epod. 5, 46 et saep.: “ensem vaginā,Ov. M. 10, 475: “ramos arbore,id. ib. 11, 29: “tunicam,id. Am. 1, 5, 13: “derepta acus,id. ib. 1, 14, 18: “arma templis,Sil. 10, 600: “ore frena,id. 10, 319: “plaustro derepta nurus,Val. Fl. 2, 160; Tac. A. 1, 20; 2, 45 et saep.—Absol.: “facinus indignum, erum meum hic luci derupier in via,Plaut. Men. 5, 7, 17.—Prov.: “e caelo deripit ille deos, of outrageous impiety,Tib. 1, 10, 60.—
II. Trop.: “quantum de mea auctoritate deripuisset,Cic. Sull. 1, 2.!*? In MSS. and edd. often confounded with diripio q. v.
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