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offĕro (obf- ), obtŭli, oblātum, v. a. ob-fero,
I.to bring before; to present, offer; to show, exhibit (class.; cf. obicio, ostendo).
I. In gen.: “incommode illis fors obtulerat adventum meum,Ter. Hec. 3, 3, 10; cf.: “opportune te obtulisti mihi obviam,id. Ad. 3, 2, 24; id. Hec. 5, 3, 10; Cic. Att. 3, 10, 2: “strictamque aciem venientibus offert,presents, opposes, Verg. A. 6, 291: “speciem offerre,to present a false appearance, Cic. Div. 1, 37, 81.—In pass.: offerri, mid., to show one's self, appear; to meet, encounter: “multis in difficillimis rebus praesens auxilium ejus (numinis) oblatum est,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 49, § 108: “oblata religio est,a religious scruple struck him, id. Fam. 10, 12, 3: “metu oblato,id. ib. 15, 1, 5: “lex quaedam videbatur oblata,id. Phil. 1, 2, 4.—
II. In partic.
B. To offer, proffer; to bring, cause, occasion, confer, bestow; to inflict, etc. (cf. promitto, recipio, infero): “foedus,Verg. A. 12, 109: “in omnia ultro suam offerens operam,Liv. 40, 23: “di tibi semper omnia optata offerant,Ter. Ad. 5, 9, 21: “alicui optatissimum beneficium,Caes. B. G. 6, 42: “hoc tantum boni, quod vobis ab dis immortalibus oblatum et datum est,Cic. Imp. Pomp. 16, 49: “datum atque oblatum,Cic. Verr. 1, 1, 1; 2, 4, 49, § 103: ut nunc hac re mihi opem et auxilium offeras, bring me aid and assistance, help me, Lucil. ap. Non. 360, 25: “laetitiam,to procure, Ter. Hec. 5, 3, 18: “alicui injuriam,id. ib. 5, 1, 14: “vitium virgini,id. ib. 3, 3, 23: “stuprum alicui,Cic. Phil. 2, 38, 99: “mortem alicui,id. Sest. 21, 48: sibi molestiam atque aerumnam offerre, to bring, procure, occasion, Lucil. ap. Non. 360, 23: occasio ad occupandam Asiam oblata, Cic. Imp. Pomp. 2, 4: “seque offert suscepturum,offers, Tac. A. 11, 33: “rusticus offerebat se intercessurum senatus consulto,id. ib. 16, 26: “oblatā facultate in castra sese receperunt,Caes. B. G. 1, 72.—
2. In eccl. Lat.
(α). To offer to God, to consecrate, dedicate, Prud. Cath. 5, 150; Vulg. Exod. 38, 24; 39, 32.—
(β). To offer up, sacrifice, Sulp. Sev. Dial. 2, 2: “Domino,Vulg. Gen. 4, 3: “pro filio,id. ib. 22, 13: “ex scelere,id. Prov. 21, 27: “semet ipsum Deo,id. Heb. 9, 14 et saep.
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