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-mŏvĕo , ōvi, ōtum (DISMOTUM,
I.v. infra), 2, v. a. (in MSS. and edd. often confounded with demoveo, q. v.; not freq. before the Aug. per.; not in Caes. and Quint.; perh. not in Cic., where demovere appears everywhere to be the better reading).
I. To move asunder, to part, put asunder, separate, divide: “terram aratro,Verg. G. 2, 513; cf.: “glebas aratro,Ov. M. 5, 341: “aera (c. c. dispellere umbras),Verg. A. 5, 839; cf. “auras,id. ib. 9, 645: “cinerem foco,Ov. M. 8, 642: “undas,Lucr. 6, 891; Ov. M. 4, 708; cf. “aquas,id. H. 18, 80; 19, 48: “rubum,Hor. C. 1, 23, 7.—Poet.: “ubi sol radiis terram dimovit abortus (preceded by: ubi roriferis terram nox obruit umbris),cleaves the earth, lays it open, Lucr. 6, 869.—
B. Transf.
1. Of a multitude of persons or things, to separate from each other, to scatter, disperse, drive away, dismiss: “humentem umbram polo,Verg. A. 3, 589; 4, 7; cf.: “gelidam umbram caelo,id. ib. 11, 210: “obstantes propinquos,Hor. C. 3, 5, 51: “turbam,Tac. H. 3, 31; 80; Suet. Galb. 19; cf.: “dimotis omnibus,Tac. H. 2, 49; cf.: VTEI EA BACANALIA SEI QVA SVNT ... DISMOTA SIENT, i. e. be dissolved, abolished, S. C. de Bacchan. fin.
2. To separate from something, to remove.
b. Trop.: gaudentem patrios findere sarculo Numquam dimoveas, ut, etc., thou canst never entice away, in order to, etc., Hor. C. 1, 1, 13 (al. demo-).—
II. To move to and fro, to put in motion (cf. dimitto, no. I.—so perh. only in Celsus): “superiores partes,Cels. 3, 27, 3: “manus,id. 2, 14 fin.: “se inambulatione levi,id. 4, 24 al.
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