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-lĕgo , lēgi, lectum, 3, v. a.
I. To gather together or collect again (almost exclusively poet.): janua difficilis filo est inventa relecto, i. e. by the thread (of Ariadne) wound up again, Ov. M. 8, 173: “(abies) docilis relegi, docilisque relinqui,” i. e. to be drawn back, Val. Fl. 6, 237: “menses decem a coactore releget (pecuniam),Cato, R. R. 150, 2. —
2. In partic., of localities, to travel over or through again, to traverse or sail over again: “litora,Verg. A. 3, 690: “Hellespontiacas illa (navis) relegit aquas,Ov. Tr. 1, 10, 24: “egressi relegunt campos,Val. Fl. 8, 121: “vias,id. ib. 4, 54: “iter,Stat. Achill. 1, 23; cf. id. S. 5, 3, 29: “spatia retro,Sen. Agam. 572: “ter caelum (luna),Stat. S. 5, 3, 29: “vestigia cursu,Claud. B. G. 529: “cursum,Prud. Apoth. 1004. — “In prose: relegit Asiam,again coasts along, Tac. A. 2, 54: “rex cum suis dumeta relegens,Amm. 30, 1, 15: “relegens margines lacus Brigantiae,id. 15, 4, 1.—
II. To go through or over again in reading, in speech, or in thought, to read or relate again, = retractare (rarely in prose): “Trojani belli scriptorem Praeneste relegi,Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 2: “scripta,Ov. R. Am. 717 sq.: “alicui librum,to read aloud, Col. 4, 1, 1: “de nostris releges quemcunque libris,Mart. 4, 29, 9. — Absol.: “deinde relegentes inveniunt, ubi posuerint (verba),Quint. 11, 2, 23: “dum relegunt suos sermone labores,Ov. M. 4, 569: “qui omnia, quae ad cultum deorum pertinerent, diligenter retractarent et tamquam relegerent, sunt dicti religiosi ex relegendo, ut elegantes ex eligendo, etc.,Cic. N. D. 2, 28, 72.—Acc to this last passage is to be explained: rĕlĭ-gens , entis, P. a., revering the gods, i. e. pious, religious: religentem esse oportet, religiosumst nefas, Poët. ap. Gell. 4, 9, 1.
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