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insĭlĭo , ŭi (insilivi, Liv. 8, 9, 9: insilii, Claud. ap. Ruf. 1, 349;
I.imperf. insilibat, Gell. 9, 11, 7), 4, v. n. in-salio, to leap into or upon, to spring at; constr. with in and acc., with the simple acc., with dat., or absol. (class., but not in Cic.).
I. Lit.
(β). With the simple acc.: “equum,Sall. H. Fragm. 5, 3 Dietsch: “puppim,Luc. 3, 626: “undas,Ov. M. 8, 142: “Aetnam,Hor. A. P. 466: “tauros,Suet. Claud. 21: “aliquem,to spring upon one, to attack him, App. M. 8, p. 209: “equos,id. ib. 8, p. 203, 3.—
(γ). With dat.: “prorae, puppique,Ov. Tr. 1, 4, 8: “ramis,id. M. 8, 367: “tergo centauri,id. ib. 12, 345: “puppi,Luc. 9, 152. —
(δ). Absol.: “leo insilit saltu,leaps, Plin. 8, 16, 19, § 50: “insilit huc,Ov. M. 11, 731. —
II. Trop.: “palmes in jugum insilit,mounts, Plin. 17, 22, 35, § 175: metuo, ne hodie in malum cruciatum insiliamus, I fear we shall dance on the cross to-day, i. e. shall be crucified, Plaut. Mil. 2, 3, 8.
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