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ob-saepĭo (ob-sēpĭo ), psi, ptum, 4 (old form obsipio, Caecil. ap. Diom. p. 378 P.),
I.v. a., to hedge or fence in, to enclose; hence, transf., to close up, to render impassable or inaccessible (class.; syn.: obstruo, oppilo).
I. Lit.: NEQVE QVIS IN EO LOCO QVID OPPONIT, MOLIT, OBSEPIT, FIGIT, etc., S. C. ap. Front. Aquaed. 129: “ubi illum saltum video obsaeptum,Plaut. Casin. 5, 2, 35; cf.: “obsaeptis itineribus,Liv. 25, 29; v. Drak. ad Liv. 39, 1, 5: “mox iter, apertis, quae vetustas obsaepserat, pergit,had rendered impassable, Tac. A. 15, 27: “obsaepta viarum,impassable roads, Sil. 12, 110.—
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