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pĕr-ĕdo , ēdi, ēsum, 3, v. a.,
I.to eat up, consume (poet.).
I. Lit.: cibum, Plaut. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 893 P.: “quinque panes et gemellos pisces,Prud. Cath. 9, 58.—
B. Transf., to consume, devour, etc.: “nec peredit Impositam celer ignis Aetnam,Hor. C. 3, 4, 75: lacrimae peredere umore exsangues genas, old poet in Cic. Tusc. 3, 12, 26 (Trag. Rel. p. 225 Rib.): “vesco sale saxa peresa,Lucr. 1, 326: “saxa,Tib. 1, 4, 14 (18): “morbo peresa Vellera,Verg. G. 3, 561. —
II. Trop., to consume, waste away, etc.: quos durus amor crudeli tabe peredit, Verg. A. 6, 442: “languoribus peresus,Cat. 55, 31.
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