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findo , fĭdi, fissum, 3, v. a. root Sanscr. bhid-, to cleave; Germ. beissen; Engl. bite, cleave, split, part, separate, divide (class.; cf.: scindo, seco, caedo).
B. Mid., to split, burst (poet. and very rare): “turgescit bilis: findor,I am ready to burst with rage, Pers. 3, 8: “cor meum et cerebrum finditur,Plaut. Bacch. 2, 4, 17: Marsis finduntur cantibus angues, Ov. Med. fac. 39.—
II. Trop., to divide (poet. and very seldom): “Idus sunt agendae, Qui dies mensem Veneris marinae Findit Aprilem,Hor. C. 4, 11, 16: “fissa voluntas,Prud. Psych. 760.—Hence, fissum , i, n., a cleft, slit, fissure.
B. Esp., in the lang. of augurs, of the divided liver: “jecorum,Cic. Div. 1, 52, 118; cf.: “fissum in exitis,id. ib. 1, 10, 16; “jecoris,id. N. D. 3, 6, 14: “familiare et vitale,id. Div. 2, 13, 32.
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