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exta , ōrum (
I.gen. plur. extūm, Pac. ap. Cic. Or. 46, 155.—Also EXTAE, ārum, Inscr. Fratr. Arv. ap. Marin. Tab. 41, 19; Tab. 42, 12; Tab. 43, 22), n. sup. form for ecista (exista); cf.: exterus, extra; prop., the most prominent of the internal organs, hence, the nobler internal organs of the body, the inwards, as the heart, lungs, liver, the organs from the appearance of which in the victim the haruspices drew their prognostications (but viscera, the entrails, in gen. includes also the stomach, intestines, etc.): “alios enim alio more videmus exta interpretari,Cic. Div. 2, 12, 28 (v. the whole passage): “exta homini ab inferiore viscerum parte separantur membrana,Plin. 11, 37, 77, § 197; 28, 5, 14, § 56: EXTA PORRICIUNTO, dies danto in altaria aramve focumve eove, quo exta dari debebunt, Veran. ap. Macr. S. 3, 2; cf. Varr. R. R. 1, 29 fin.: “dare,Liv. 26, 23, 8; cf.: “dare Jovi,Mart. 11, 57, 4; “for which: reddere Marti,Verg. G. 2, 194: “per exta inventa praesensio,Cic. Top. 20, 77 al.: “exta consuluit,Vulg. Ezech. 21, 21: “abducunt me ad exta,to the sacrificial meal, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 117.
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