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ē-lābor , elapsus (elabsus), 3,
I.v. dep. n. and a.
I. Neutr., to slip or glide away, to fall out, get off, escape (class.).
b. In an upward direction of fire: “frondes elapsus in altas,having crept, glided, upwards, Verg. G. 2, 305. —
2. In partic.
(α). Of persons, to slip off, get clear, escape: “ex proelio elapsi,Caes. B. G. 5, 37 fin.: “e soceri manibus ac ferro,Cic. Att. 10, 4, 3: “de caede Pyrrhi,Verg. A. 2, 526: “telis Achivum,id. ib. 2, 318; cf. “custodiae,Tac. A. 5, 10: “inter tumultum,Liv. 28, 33: “mediis Achivis,Verg. A. 1, 242 et saep.—
(β). Of limbs or joints, to be dislocated: “articuli,Cels. 8, 11, 13: “id quod in latus elapsum est, digitis restitui,id. 8, 19: “illi elapsos in pravum artus, etc.,Tac. H. 4, 81.—
B. Trop.
A. In gen., to slip away, escape: “causa e manibus,Cic. de Or. 2, 50; cf.: “rei publicae statum illum elapsum scito esse de manibus,id. Att. 1, 16, 6; and with this cf. id. Mur. 39, 85: “animus devinctus paulatim elapsus est Bacchidi,” i. e. became estranged, Ter. Hec. 1, 2, 94: libros adolescenti elapsos esse, had slipped from him, i. e. had been published prematurely, Quint. 3, 1, 20: “in servitutem elapsi,who had insensibly fallen into, Liv. 3, 37.—
B. In partic.
1. To get off, get clear, escape from condemnation, punishment: “ex tot tantisque criminibus elapsus,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 58; 2, 1, 39 fin.; id. de Sen. 12 fin.; id. Q. Fr. 3, 4, 2; Quint. 2, 11, 2; 3, 6, 83; Suet. Tib. 33 al. Less freq. of things: “ne quod maleficium impunitate elaberetur,Suet. Aug. 32.—
2. Pregn., to pass away, disappear, escape: “imperfecta tibi elapsa est vita,Lucr. 3, 958; so, “ea spes,Plaut. Capt. 3, 5, 101: “assensio omnis illa,Cic. Tusc. 1, 11, 24: aliquid memoriă, id. Phil. 13, 5, 11; cf. Quint. 10, 3, 33; Luc. 9, 80.—
II. Act. like effugere, to escape from any evil or danger (post-Aug. and very rare): “pugnam aut vincula,Tac. A. 1, 61: “custodias,id. H. 3, 59; Flor. 1, 10, 7 Duker. N. cr.: “vim ignium (statua),Tac. A. 4, 64.
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