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prō-rumpo , rūpi, ruptum, 3, v. a. and n.
I. Act., to thrust or cast forth, to cause to break, burst, or rush forth, to send forth: “(Aetna) atram prorumpit ad aethera nubem,Verg. A. 3, 572: “proruptus pons,broken down, Tac. H. 1, 86 (al. proruto).—With se, to burst forth, dash forth: “cerva in fugam sese prorupit,Gell. 15, 22, 6.—Mid.: prorumpi, to rush or burst forth: “hinc prorumpitur in mare venti vis,Lucr. 6, 436: “mare proruptum,Verg. A. 1, 246: “proruptum exundat pelagus,Sil. 3, 51: “proruptus corpore sudor,Verg. A. 7, 459: “prorupto sanguine,Stat. Th. 2, 626.—
II. Neutr., to rush or break forth, to burst out.
2. Transf., of things, to break out, break or burst forth, make its appearance: “cum diu cohibitae lacrimae prorumperent,Plin. Ep. 3, 16, 5: “vis morbi in unum intestinum prorupit,Nep. Att. 21, 3: “incendium proruperat,a fire had broken out, Tac. A. 15, 40: “stercora,Vulg. Judic. 3, 22: “prorumpit in auras vox,Sil. 3, 699: “nihil prorupit, quo conjuratio intellegeretur,became known, Tac. H. 4, 55.—
B. Trop., to break out, burst forth: “illa pestis prorumpet,Cic. Mur. 39, 85: “eo prorumpere hominum cupiditatem, ut, etc.,id. Rosc. Am. 5, 12: “in bellum,to break out, Just. 24, 1, 1: “in scelera ac dedecora,Tac. A. 6, 51: “ad minas,to break out into threats, id. ib. 11, 35: “ad quod victo silentio prorupit reus,at which he broke silence and burst forth, id. ib. 11, 2; 12, 54; 13, 12.
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