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-cĭdo , cĭdi, 3, v. n. cado,
I.to fall off, fall down (class.).
1. Lit.
B. Pregn. (like cado and concido), to fall down dead, to sink down, to die (in class. Lat. only poet.): “morbo decidunt,Plaut. Trin. 2, 4, 143: “nos ubi decidimus, Quo pater Aeneas,Hor. Od. 4, 7, 14: “scriptor abhinc annos centum qui decidit,id. Ep. 2, 1, 36: “decidit exanimis vitamque reliquit in astris,Verg. A. 5, 517; cf. Stat. Th. 8, 125; and id. ib. 9, 755: (nupta) Decidit; “in talum serpentis dente recepto,Ov. M. 10, 10.
II. Trop., to fall, drop, fall away, fail, sink: “quanta de spe decidi!Ter. Heaut. 2, 3, 9; “for which quanta spe decidi!id. ib. 4, 8, 11; Suet. Oth. 5; “and a spe societatis Prusiae,Liv. 37, 26: “ex astris,Cic. Att. 2, 21, 4 (cf.: astrum, no. II. B. fin.): “ego ab archetypo labor et decido,Plin. Ep. 5, 10, 1: “eo decidit ut exsul de senatore fieret,has fallen so low, id. ib. 4, 11, 1: oculis captus in hanc fraudem decidisti (cf. καταπίπτειν), Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 45, § 101: “ad eas rei familiaris angustias decidit, ut, etc.,Suet. Claud. 9 fin.; cf.: “huc decidisse cuncta, ut, etc.,Tac. A. 3, 59: “ficta omnia celeriter tamquam flosculi decidunt,perish, Cic. Off. 2, 12 fin.: “non virtute hostium sed amicorum perfidia decidi,am fallen, defeated, Nep. Eum. 11 fin.: “an toto pectore deciderim,wholly banished from her affections, Tib. 3, 1, 20 (cf. ἐκ θυμοῦ πεσέειν, Hom. Il. 23, 595): “qui huc deciderunt,into this illness, Cels. 3, 21 fin.: “in hydropa,id. ib. med.: in maximis necessitatibus, ad quas libidine deciderat, Schol. Juv. 5, 3.
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