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prō-dūco , xi, ctum, 3 (produxe, for produxisse, Ter Ad. 4, 2, 22), v. a.,
I.to lead or bring forth, to lead forward or out.
a. To bring before the people, senate, or a court: “aliquem in conspectum populi Romani,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 47, § 122: “quempiam in contionem,id. Pis. 6, 14: cum tribunis plebis Curionem et Octavium consules produxisset, id. Brut. 60, 217; Liv. 27, 7, 4: “harum rerum omnium auctores testesque,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 50, § 131: “productus pro rostris,to give evidence, Suet. Jul. 20 fin.: “producti in circo Flaminio in contionem,Cic. Sest. 14, 33: “in judicium,to bring before a court, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 43, § 113: “aliquem in Sestium,id. Q. Fr. 2, 4, 1: “aliquem ad necem,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 60, § 157.—
b. Of an actor, to represent, perform: “nihil ab hoc (Roscio) pravum et perversum produci posse arbitrabantur,Cic. Rosc. Com. 10, 30. —
c. To expose for sale: “ancillam produxit, vendidit,Ter. Eun. 1, 2, 54: “servos,id. Heaut. 1, 1, 92; Suet. Gram. 4.—
d. To draw or place one thing before another (poet.): “producere malo aliquam moram,Ter. And. 3, 5, 9: “scamnum lecto,Ov. A. A. 2, 211: “nubila menti,Stat. S. 5, 3, 13.—
e. To draw or stretch out, to lengthen out, extend (poet. and post-Aug.): “pelles dentibus,Mart. 9, 74, 1: “ferrum incude,Juv. 15, 165: “supercilium madidā fuligine tactum,id. 2, 94: “lineas ex argento nigras,Plin. 33, 6, 31, § 98.—
f. To conduct to a place: “non tu eum rus hinc modo Produxe aiebas?Ter. Ad. 4, 2, 22.—
g. To conduct to the grave, sc. a corpse or a funeral procession (poet.): “nec te, tua funera, mater Produxi,Verg. A. 9, 486: “longum funus ad tumulos,Luc. 2, 298.—
h. To lead or bring along, to bring away: “qui et procurrentem retrahat, et cunctantem producat,to drag forward, Col. 6, 2, 9.—
i. To bring to light, disclose, expose: “occulta ad patres produxit crimina servus,Juv. 8, 266. —
B. In partic.
1. To bring forth, bring into the world, to bear or beget: “ego is sum qui te produxi pater,Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 129: “liberos,id. Capt. 3, 5, 105; Lucil. ap. Non. 373, 2: “magnanimos nos natura produxit,Sen. Ep. 104, 23: “quam te Thersitae similem producat Achilles,Juv. 8, 271.— Of other subjects, to produce, make (postAug.): “cibis utendum est carnem producentibus,Cels. 8, 7, 7: “cum folia producere incipiunt fici,Pall. 4, 10, 30.—
2. = adduco in indicium, to bring forth to trial, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 12, § 32 (Zumpt); Quint. 11, 3, 174.—
3. To make to grow, to advance, promote (poet.): subolem. Hor. C. S. 17.—
4. In pronunciation, to lengthen, prolong (class.): “inclitus dicimus brevi primā litterā, insanus productā,Cic. Or. 48, 159: “syllabam,Ov. P. 4, 12, 13; Quint. 1, 5, 18.—
II. Trop.
A. To bring forward (to distinction), to raise, promote, advance (class.): producere aliquem ad aliquam dignitatem. Cic. Fin. 3, 16, 52: “aliquem omni genere honoris,Liv. 40, 56: “quem tu non pro illius dignitate produxeras,Cic. Dom. 9, 21: “a quibus producti sunt, exsistunt eorum ipsorum tyranni,advanced to power, id. Rep. 1, 44, 68: “beneficia, quae non producunt, nec honestiorem faciunt,Sen. Ben. 2, 9, 2.—
B. To lead, induce one to do any thing: “producti sumus, ut loqueremur,Auct. Her. 1, 3, 5: “productus ad aliquid faciendum,Plin. 9, 35, 59, § 122.—
C. To draw or drag out, to lengthen out, prolong, protract (class.): “producere pauperi vitam ad miseriam,Plaut. Trin. 2, 2, 59: “cenam,Hor. S. 1, 5, 70: “convivium ad multam noctem vario sermone,Cic. Sen. 14, 46: “sermonem in multam noctem,id. Rep. 6, 10, 10: “sermonem longius,id. Brut. 71, 251: “Varro .. vitam Naevii producit longius,” i. e. represents him as having lived longer, id. ib. 15, 60: “somnum ultra primam lucem,Suet. Aug. 78: “rem in hiemem,Caes. B. G. 4, 30: “animas,lives, Juv. 15, 94.—
2. To put off, to amuse, delude one with fallacious promises: “aliquem falsā spe producere,Ter. And. 4, 1, 25: “aliquem conditionibus,Cic. Quint. 8, 30.—
D. Of time, to pass, spend (poet.): “cyathos sorbillans diem,Ter. Ad. 4, 2, 52.—
E. To bring up, educate: “audientem dicto, mater, produxisti filiam,Plaut. As. 3, 1, 40: “principes liberos,Tac. Or. 28: “laevo monitu pueros avaros,Juv. 14, 228.—
F. To make, devise, produce, bring into use: “nova (vocabula) quae genitor produxerit usus,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 119.—
G. To plant, cultivate: “quicunque primum te produxit, arbor,Hor. C. 2, 13, 3.—Hence, prōductus , a, um, P. a., lengthened, long, prolonged, protracted, etc. (class.): “productiore cornu sinistro,drawn out, extended, Tac. A. 13, 40 Halm: “productissimum flagellum,Col. 3, 10: commoditates corporis tam productae temporibus, Cic. Fin. 4, 12, 29: “dolores longinquitate producti,id. Tusc. 5, 40, 117: “exitus (orationis),id. de Or. 2. 53, 213: “productiora alia, et quasi immoderatius excurrentia,too long, id. Or. 53, 178; so, “producta syllaba (opp. short),id. ib. 48, 159: “nomen,formed by prolongation, id. N. D. 2, 26, 66: “neve minor, neu sit quinto productior actu Fabula,longer, Hor. A. P. 189.—
B. Subst.: prōducta , ōrum, n., preferable things (a transl. of the Gr. τἁ προηγμένα): in vitā non ea, quae primario loco sunt, sed ea, quae secundum locum obtinent, προηγμένα, id est producta nominantur; quae vel ita appellemus (id erit verbum e verbo), vel promota, et remota, vel, ut dudum diximus, praeposita, vel praecipua; “et illa rejecta,Cic. Fin. 3, 16, 52; cf. Sen. Ep. 74, 17.—Hence, adv.: prōductē , in a lengthened manner, long (class.): “producte dicere litteram, opp. breviter,Cic. Or. 48, 159: “producte dicere syllabam, opp. correpte,Gell. 2, 17, 5.—Comp.: “syllaba productius pronunciata,Gell. 4, 17, 8.
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