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rīmor , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. a. [rima].
I. Orig. belonging to agricultural lang., to lay open, tear up, turn up the ground: “rastris terram rimantur,Verg. G. 3, 534.— Of animals, to root up, turn up, grub through: “volucres rimantur prata Caystri,Verg. G. 1, 384: “stagna et paludes (volucres),Col. 8, 15, 1: “paludem (sues),id. 7, 9, 7.—
II. Transf., to tear up, turn over insearch of any thing; to pry into, search, examine, explore (not freq. till after the Aug. per.).
A. Lit.: “vultur Viscera rimatur epulis,rummages for food, Verg. A. 6, 599: “haruspex Pectora pullorum rimatur et exta catelli,Juv. 6, 551: “humum pilis et lanceis,Tac. H. 2, 29: “partes rimatur apertas, Qua vulnus letale ferat,Verg. A. 11, 748: oculis caeli plagas, Varr. ap. Non. 382, 12; Stat. Th. 11, 526; cf.: “elatis naribus auras,Ov. Hal. 77; cf.: “rimatus fustem cunctis vastiorem,App. M. 3, p. 141, 14.— Absol.: “quod cuique repertum Rimanti,Verg. A. 7, 508. —
B. Trop., to examine thoroughly, investigate (syn.: scrutor, investigo, indago): hanc quidem rationem naturae difficile est fortasse traducere ad id genus divinationis; sed tamen id quoque rimatur quantum potest, Posidonius (the figure taken from the haruspices or augurs), * Cic. Div. 1, 57, 130: “mihi cuncta rimanti,Quint. 3, 4, 6; cf. id. 5, 13, 23; 12, 8, 14: “secreta,Tac. A. 6, 3: “metus ejus,id. ib. 14, 57: “offensas,id. H. 4, 11 al.
2. To find out, comprehend: “ego autem rimari non queo, unde hoc sit, etc.,Cic. Fin. 1, 3, 10.?*!
a. Act. collat. form, rīmo , āre, Att. ap. Non. 382, 10; Poët. ap. Fest. s. v. ruspari, p. 265 Müll.; cf. Prisc. p. 799 P.—
b. -mātus , a, um, pass., Sid. Ep. 7, 2.
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