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-sum , fŭi, esse (ee in deest, deesse, deerit, etc., in the poets
I.per synaeresin as one syll., Lucr. 1, 44; Cat. 64, 151; Verg. G. 2, 233; id. A. 7, 262; 10, 378; Hor. Ep. 1, 12, 24; Ov. M. 15, 354 et saep.; praes. subj., desiet, Cato R. R. 8; perf., defuerunt, trisyl., Ov. M. 6, 585; fut. inf., commonly defuturum esse, as Cic. Div. in Caecil. 1, 2, etc.; “also defore,id. Fam. 13, 63; Caes. B. G. 5, 56; Sil. 9, 248; imperf. subj., deforent, Ambros. Hexaem. 3, 13), v. n., to be away, be absent; to fail, be wanting (for syn. cf.: absum, deficio, descisco, negligo; freq. in all periods).
I. In gen.
(δ). With inf. (poet. and in postAug. prose): “et mihi non desunt turpes pendere corollae,Prop. 1, 16, 7; Sil. 6, 10; Tac. H. 4, 1 al.—(ε) With quominus: “duas sibi res, quominus in vulgus et in foro diceret, defuisse,Cic. Rep. 3, 30 fin. (ap. Non. 262, 23); Tac. A. 14, 39.—(ζ) With quin: “nihil contumeliarum defuit, quin subiret,Suet. Ner. 45.—(η) With ut: “non defuit, ut, etc.,Capitol. Gord. III. 31.—
II. Pregn., to fail, be wanting in one's duty, as in rendering assistance, etc.; not to assist or serve, to desert one, to neglect a person or thing.
B. To fall short of, miss, fail to obtain: “ne quis desit gratiae Dei,Vulg. Heb. 12, 15.
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