previous next
ex-trīco , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. (
I.dep. form extricor, Plaut. Ep. 1, 2, 49; v. infra fin.) [tricae], to disentangle, extricate, to clear, free (rare; not in Cic.; syn.: explico, enodo, expedio, enucleo, explano).
I. Lit.: “extricata densis Cerva plagis,Hor. C. 3, 5, 31: “margaritae extricatae,unstrung, loose, Dig. 9, 2, 27 fin.
B. Transf.: “silvestris ager facile extricatur,is cleared, made arable, Col. 3, 11, 3: “mercedem aut nummos unde unde extricat,procures with difficulty, hunts up, Hor. S. 1, 3, 88.—
II. Trop.: putas eos non citius tricas Atellanas quam id extricaturos, to unravel, clear up, Varr. ap. Non. 8, 29: de aliquo nihil, Vat. ap. Cic. Fam. 5, 10, 1: “nihil,Phaedr. 4, 22, 4: “omne genus daemoniorum,removes, drives out, Vulg. Tobiae, 6, 8.—In dep. form: “extricabor aliqua ope,Plaut. Ep. 1, 2, 49.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: