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prae-fĕro , tŭli, lātum, ferre, v. a.,
I.to bear before, to carry in front, to hold forth.
I. Lit.
2. Pass. with mid. force: praelatus, riding by, hurrying past: “praelatus equo,Tac. A. 6, 35: “praelatos hostes adoriri,Liv. 2, 14 fin.: “praeter castra sua fugā praelati,id. 7, 24; cf. id. 33, 27.—With acc.: “castra sua praelati,hurrying past the camp, Liv. 5, 26.—
B. In partic., to carry in front, to bear along in public, and esp. in religious and triumphal processions: “signa militaria praelata,Liv. 3, 29; 31, 49: “Pontico triumpho trium verborum praetulit titulum: veni, vidi, vici,Suet. Caes. 37: “statuam Circensi pompā,id. Tit. 2.—
II. Trop.
A. In gen., to carry before, to place or set before, to offer, present (very rare): “clarissimum lumen praetulistis menti meae,Cic. Sull. 14, 40: suam vitam, ut legem, praefert suis legibus, to carry one's life before, let it shine before as a guiding law (the image is borrowed from the bearing of torches before a thing), id. Rep. 1, 34, 52 Mos.: apud consulem causam atque excusationem, to offer as a cause, as an excuse, Sisenn. ap. Non. 58, 17.—
B. In partic.
2. With ref. to time, to take beforehand, to anticipate (very rare; “not in Cic.): diem triumphi,Liv. 39, 5, 12: “nec bonus Eurytion praelato invidit honori,Verg. A. 5, 541; cf.: praelato die, Form. Praet. ap. Dig. 2, 13, 1; 48, 10, 28; cf. “opem,to bring beforehand, Stat. Th. 6, 476.—
3. To show, display, exhibit, discover, manifest, expose, reveal, betray, etc. (rare but class.): cum praeferremus sensus aperte, Planc. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 8, 4: “avaritiam praefers,Cic. Rosc. Am. 31, 87: “amorem,Ov. H. 17, 36: “fons Calirrhoë aquarum gloriam ipso nomine praeferens,Plin. 5, 16, 15, § 72: “aures in equis animi indicia praeferunt,id. 11, 37, 50, § 137: “duae aquilae omen duplicis imperii praeferentes,Just. 12, 16: “modestiam praeferre et lasciviā uti,Tac. A. 13, 45 (but in id. H. 5, 1, praelatis is corrupted; “the correct read. is privatis): dolorem animi vultu,Curt. 6, 9, 1: “sapientiae studium habitu corporis,Plin. Ep. 1, 22, 6.
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