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-rīvo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. rivus,
I.to lead, turn, or draw off a liquid, from or to a place.
I. Prop.: “de fluvio aquam,Plaut. Truc. 2, 7, 12 sq.: aqua ex flumine derivata, * Caes. B. G. 7, 72, 3: “flumen,Hirt. ib. 8, 40, 3; Liv. 5, 15, 12; 5, 16, 9: “derivata in domos flumina,Sen. N. Q. 1 praef. 7; 4, 2, 8; cf.: “umorem in conliquias,Col. 2, 8, 3.—
B. to disperse, distribute: “deriventur fontes tui foras,Vulg. Prov. 5, 16.—
II. Trop.
B. Esp., in gramm., to derive, sc. one word from another (postAug. for ducere), Quint. 1, 6, 38; 8, 3, 31; Diom. p. 310 P. et saep.
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