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ē-rādo , si, sum, 3, v. a.,
I.to scratch out, scrape off (ante-class. and since the Aug. per.).
I. Lit.: “eradere atque eruere terram,Varr. L. L. 5, § 136 Müll.: “muscum,Col. 4, 24, 6: “medullam,id. Arb. 9 fin.; Plin. 17, 21, 35, § 162: “aliquem (albo),to strike out, erase, Plin. Pan. 25, 3; Tac. A. 4, 42 fin.; cf.: “inscriptos titulos monumento,Paul. Sent. 1, 21, 8; Amm. 15, 6, 2: “corticem,Vulg. Sap. 13, 11.—Poet. transf.: genas, i. e. to shave off the beard (for which, shortly before, vellere), Prop. 4 (5), 8, 26.—
II. Trop., to abolish, extirpate, eradicate, remove: curam habendi penitus corde, Phacdr. 3, prol. 21; so, elementa cupidinis pravi, * Hor. C. 3, 24, 51: “vitia,Sen. Ep. 11: “vestigia quoque nobilium civitatum (tempus),” i. e. to obliterate, cause to be forgotten, id. 91; cf.: “tempora vitae,Ov. Tr. 4, 9, 5: “eum de terra,Vulg. Jer. 11, 19; id. 1 Reg. 28, 9.
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