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dis-perdo , dĭdi, dĭtum, 3,
I.v. a., to destroy, spoil, ruin (rare but class.): “bibe, es, disperde rem,Plaut. Cas. 2, 3, 32; cf. id. Trin. 2, 2, 58: ut a majoribus nostris possessiones relictas disperdat et dissipet, * Cic. Agr. 1, 1, 2: “imaginem,Gell. 15, 31, 4. —Poet.: stridenti miserum stipula disperdere carmen, to spoil, * Verg. E. 3, 27.— “Of personal objects: lenonem,Plaut. Poen. 4, 2, 96: qui tot cives Romanos occidit, arripuit, disperdidit, Vatin. ap. Cic. Fam. 5, 10: “inimicos,Vulg. Psa. 142, 11 et saep.— (The pass. forms are not found, dispereo taking their place. In Lucr. 2, 831, dispergitur is the true reading.)
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