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ē-rŭo , ŭi, ŭtum, 3, v. a.,
I.to cast forth, throw out; to dig, tear, or pluck out (freq. and class.).
I. Lit.
B. Since the Aug. per., sometimes, in partic., to root out, to destroy from the foundation: “urbem totam a sedibus,Verg. A. 2, 612; Sil. 3, 2, 13; cf. under II. B. 2.—
II. Trop.
A. In gen., to draw out, bring out, elicit: inde tamen aliquando (servum fugitivum) eruam, Vat. ap. Cic. Fam. 5, 9 fin.; cf. Curt. 4, 14: “scrutari locos, ex quibus argumenta eruamus,Cic. de Or. 2, 34, 146; cf. id. Tusc. 1, 13: “si quid est, quod indagaris, inveneris, ex tenebris erueris,id. Agr. 1, 3: “ex annalium vetustate eruenda est memoria nobilitatis tuae,id. Mur. 7, 16: “memoriam,id. de Or. 2, 68, 360: “veritatem,Quint. 12, 9, 3: “causam rerum et rationem,Plin. 18, 4, 5, § 24: “sacra recognosces annalibus eruta priscis,Ov. F. 1, 17: “mi sicunde potes, erues, qui decem legati Mummio fuerint,Cic. Att. 13, 30, 2 et saep.: fanum erui volo; “neque hoc mihi erui potest,I cannot be talked out of it, id. ib. 12, 36.—
B. In partic.
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