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ē-dissĕro , rŭi, rtum, 3, v. a.,
I.to analyze in words, to set forth, unfold, explain, relate, tell (rare but class.): “jam animum advorte ac mihi quae dicam edissere,Plaut. Capt. 5, 2, 14; cf.: “neque necesse est edisseri a nobis quae finis funestae familiae,Cic. Leg. 2, 22; and: “cum agi, non quemadmodum agantur, edisseri oportet,Liv. 44, 41: “Laelius eadem edisseruit (for which, shortly before, exposuit),id. 27, 7: “res gestas,id. 34, 52: “cunctandi utilitates,Tac. H. 3, 52: “viam gerendi belli,Just. 31, 5, 2: haec vera roganti, * Verg. A. 2, 149: tantum hoc, * Hor. S. 2, 3, 306: “somnium,to interpret, Vulg. Gen. 41, 15: “parabolam,id. Matt. 13, 36.—Absol.: “quis (Catone) in docendo edisserendoque subtilior?Cic. Brut. 17.—With rel. clause, Vop. Aur. 36.
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