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inter-cīdo , īdi, īsum, 3, v. a. caedo,
I.to cut asunder, cut up, cut to pieces, divide, pierce, cut through.
I. Lit.: “harundinetum,to thin out by cutting, Col. 4, 32, 4: “venas,Plin. 11, 37, 65, § 174: “radices,id. 18, 19, 49, 2, § 177: “olivas acuto calamo,Pall. Nov. 22, 3: “lacus, interciso monte, in Nar defluit,Cic. Att. 4, 15, 5; cf.: “an Isthmos intercidi possit,Quint. 8, 3, 46: “aedis,Dig. 9, 2, 49: “flammas ignis,Vulg. Psa. 28, 7: “pontem,to cut down, Liv. 36, 6.—
B. Esp., of accounts, to mutilate, falsify: “commentarios,Plin. Ep. 6, 22, 4: “rationes dominicas,Dig. 11, 3, 1, § 5. —
II. Transf., to part, divide, cut up, mangle, mutilate, destroy: “sententias,to pervert in reading, Gell. 13, 30, 9: “lux intercisa,Stat. Th. 2, 184: “jugum mediocri valle a castris intercisum,separated, Hirt. B. G. 8, 14: dies intercisi, half-holidays: intercisi dies sunt, per quos mane et vesperi est nefas; “medio tempore, inter hostiam caesam et exta porrecta, fas: a quo quod fas tum intercedit: aut eo est intercisum nefas, intercisum,Varr. L. L. 6, § 31 Müll.; cf. Macr. S. 1, 16; Ov. F. 1, 49. — Hence, intercīsē , adv., piecemeal, interruptedly, confusedly, Cic. Part. Or. 7, 24; Gell. 11, 2, 5: “dictum,syncopated, id. 15, 3, 4.
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