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-sĭlĭo , ĭlŭi (desului, Plaut. Rud. prol. 75:
I.desilivi,Col. 6, 24, 3: “desilii,id. 8, 5, 14; Curt. 4, 12, 3 al.), ultum, 4, v. n. salio, to leap down.
I. Prop. (class.). Constr. with abl. of the place whence, after de, ex, poet. and in later prose with ab or without a prep.: “de navi in scapham,Plaut. Rud. prol. 75: “de navibus,Caes. B. G. 4, 24, 2: “de reda,Cic. Mil. 10, 29: “de muro,Suet. Ner. 23: “in terram e scapha,Plaut. Rud. 1, 2, 84: “ex navi,Caes. B. G. 4, 25, 5: “ex essedis,id. ib. 4, 33: “ex equis,to dismount, alight, id. ib. 4, 2, 3; “for which ab equo,Verg. A. 11, 500; cf.: “praeceps ab alto curru,Ov. M. 12, 129; “with e curru,id. A. A. 1, 560: “curru,Verg. A. 12, 355; “so bijugis,id. ib. 10, 453: “lecto,Hor. S. 1, 2, 130: “altis turribus,id. Epod. 17, 70: “saxo,Ov. M. 7, 378: “equo,Curt. 5, 6, 14; 6, 5, 26; Tac. A. 15, 28; Just. 15, 3, 13; cf. Tac. A. 1, 25.—Merely designating the terminus ad quem, with in or acc.: “in undas,Ov. M. 3, 681: “in medias undas,id. F. 2, 111: “in aquas,id. ib. 2, 588: in latices, id. M. 4, 353: “in mare,Suet. Caes. 64: “in rogos medios,Ov. A. A. 3, 22: “in mortem,Sen. Ep. 76, 22 et saep.: “ad pedes,to dismount, Caes. B. G. 4, 12, 2: “ad calciandas mulas,Suet. Vesp. 23.—Absol.: “desilite commilitones,Caes. B. G. 4, 25, 3; Ov. M. 10, 722 al.
B. Transf. of inanimate subjects: “levis crepante lympha desilit pede,Hor. Epod. 16, 48; cf. id. Od. 3, 13, 16; Ov. F. 4, 428: “fulminaque aetheria desiluisse domo,Prop. 2, 16, 50 (3, 8, 50 M.).—*
II. Trop.: “nec desilies imitator in artum, unde, etc.,throw thyself into difficulties, Hor. A. P. 134.
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