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dis-saepĭo (less correctly dis-sēpio ), psi, ptum, 4, v. a., part off by a boundary, to separate, divide (very rare).
I. Lit.: “aër dissaepit colles, atque aëra montes,Lucr. 1, 998; cf. “parietibus,Varr. L. L. 5, § 162 Müll.: “vix ea limitibus dissaepserat omnia certis,Ov. M. 1, 69; cf.: “bene dissaepti foedera mundi,Sen. Med. 335.—
B. Transf., to tear apart, tear to pieces: “dissaepto aggere utitur, et truncas rupes in templa Praecipitat,Stat. Th. 10, 880.—
II. Trop.: tenui sane muro dissaepiunt id quod excipiunt, *Cic. Rep. 4, 4.
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