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dis-sĭpo , or, acc. to many MSS., dis-sŭpo , āvi, ātum (
I.part. perf. in the tmesis: “disque supatis,Lucr. 1, 651), 1, v. a. SUPO = jacio, v. the art. ‡ supat; hence, i. q. disicio, to spread abroad, scatter, disperse (very freq. and class., esp. in Cic.).
I. Lit.
B. In partic.
1. Milit. t. t., to disperse, rout, scatter, put to flight: “phalangem (for which, shortly after, disjecerunt),Liv. 44, 41: “ordines pugnantium,id. 6, 12 fin.; Front. Strat. 2, 2, 11: “aciem,id. ib. 2, 1, 14: “hostes,Cic. Fam. 2, 10, 3: classem, Lentul. ap. Cic. Fam. 12, 14: “in fugam,Liv. 8, 39, 8; cf Flor. 4, 11, 6: “omnes copias,id. 3, 5, 11: “praesidia,id. 4, 9, 4 et saep.—Hence poet.: “aper dissipat canes,Ov. F. 2, 231; id. M. 8, 343.—
b. Transf., of abstract subjects: “dissipata fuga,Liv. 28, 20; 38, 27; cf.: “collectis ex dissipato cursu militibus,id. 2, 59; 9: “respublica dispersa et dissipata,dissolved, id. 2, 28.—
2. Medic. t. t., like discutere, to disperse, dissipate, discuss morbid matter: “humorem,Cels. 5, 28, 7: “suppurationem,Scrib. Comp. 263.—
II. Trop.
A. In gen., to disperse, spread abroad, circulate, disseminate, scatter: “omnia fere, quae sunt conclusa nunc artibus, dispersa et dissipata quondam fuerunt,Cic. de Or. 1, 42: “facilius est enim apta dissolvere quam dissipata conectere,id. Or. 71, 235; “so of discourse,unconnected, ill-arranged, id. ib. 65 fin.; 70, 233; “and transf. to the speaker: (Curio) cum tardus in cogitando, tum in instruendo dissipatus fuit,id. Brut. 59 fin.: “famam istam fascium dissipaverunt,they have spread abroad, published, id. Phil. 14, 6, 15; cf. Suet. Galb. 19; and with acc. and inf.: “cum homines lauti et urbani sermones hujusmodi dissipassent, me magna pecunia a vera accusatione esse deductum,id. Verr. 2, 1, 6 fin.; id. Fl. 6, 14; Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 1 fin.; Suet. Vesp. 6: “dissipatum passim bellum,Liv. 28, 3.—
B. In partic. (acc. to I. B. 3.): “dissipat Evius curas edaces,drives away, Hor. C. 2, 11, 17: “amplexus,disturbs, interrupts, Stat. S. 3, 2, 57.
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