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prae-mitto , mīsi, missum, 3, v. a., send forward or before, to despatch in advance.
B. Transf., in gen., to set before or in front: “ficetis caprificus praemittitur,Plin. 15, 19, 21, § 80 (dub.; al. permittitur).—
II. Trop., to send out in advance (post-Aug.): “cervicem gladio caesim graviter percussit, praemissā voce: Hoc age,saying first, Suet. Calig. 58: “postquam haec favorabili oratione praemisit,Tac. Am. 12, 6: “cogitationes in longinqua praemittimus,send our thoughts into the distance, Sen. Ep. 5, 7.—Hence, praemissa , ōrum, n., things sent in advance, the first - fruits, = primitiae (postAug.), Plin. 12, 1, 2, § 5.
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