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pĕrĭmo (orig. form pĕrĕmo , Cato ap. Fest. p. 217 Müll.), ēmi, emptum (emtum), 3, v. a. per-emo,
I.to take away entirely, to annihilate, extinguish, destroy; to cut off, hinder, prevent.
I. In gen. (class.; “syn.: perdo, deleo): penitus materiem omnem,Lucr. 1, 226: “sensu perempto,Cic. Tusc. 1, 37, 89: luna subito perempta est, was taken away, i. e. vanished, disappeared, id. poët. Div. 1, 11, 18: “divum simulacra peremit fulminis ardor,id. ib. 1, 12, 19: “Troja perempta,destroyed, ruined, Verg. A. 5, 787: “corpus macie,Liv. 2, 23; cf. id. 38, 21: ne quid consul auspici peremat, should hinder, prevent, Cato ap. Fest. p. 217 Müll.: “reditum,Cic. Planc. 42, 101: “nisi aliqui casus consilium ejus peremisset,id. Off. 3, 7, 33: “si causam publicam mea mors peremisset,id. Sest. 22, 49; id. Fragm. ap. Non. 450, 5: “perimit urbem incendio,Vulg. Jos. 11, 11.—Absol.: “sin autem (supremus ille dies) perimit ac delet omnino, quid melius, quam? etc.,Cic. Tusc. 1, 49, 117.—
II. In partic., to kill, slay (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; cf. “trucido): perempta et interempta pro interfectis poni solet a poëtis,Fest. p. 217 Müll.; Lucr. 3, 886: “crudeli morte peremptus,Verg. A. 6, 163: “aliquem caede,id. ib. 9, 453: “sorte,id. ib. 11, 110: hunc, ubi tam teneros volucres matremque peremit (trans. from Homer), Cic. poët. Div. 2, 30, 64; Ov. M. 8, 395: “conceptum abortu,Plin. 3, 44, 69, § 172: “caedes fratrum indigne peremptorum,Just. 7, 6.
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