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ē-lĭquo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.
I. To clarify, strain (post-Aug.).
A. Lit.: “vinum a faecibus,Col. 12, 27; cf. id. 12, 19, 4; Sen. Q. N. 3, 26.—
B. Trop.: aliquid plorabile, to recite slowly or without energy, * Pers. 1, 35: “canticum ore tereti semihiantibus labellis,App. Flor. 2, 15, p. 351, 11.—
II. (With the notion of the simplex predominating.)
A. To cause to flow clearly, to pour forth: “fluviales aquas (mons),App. M. 10, p. 253.—Fig.: “in unum necesse est summitas magnitudinis aliquetur,Tert. adv. Marc. 1, 4.—
B. To sift, examine thoroughly: “scatebras fluviorum omnes et operta metalla,Prud. Hamart. 260.
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