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-collĭgo , lēgi, lectum, 3, v. a.,
I.to gather again what has been scattered; to gather up, collect (mostly post-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “sparsos ignes,Luc. 1, 157: “sparsa,Sen. Ben. 1, 9, 4: “multitudinem, quae passim vagabatur,Just. 42, 3, 8: “captivos,id. 42, 5, 11: “nata ova,Col. 8, 5, 4: talos, Sen. poët. Apoc. fin.: “stolam,Plin. Ep. 4, 11, 9: “actionem,id. ib. 9, 13, 23.—Of a single object: “parvulum expositum,to take up again, Just. 23, 4, 8: “recollecto gladio,id. 33, 2, 4.—
II. Trop.: quod scribis, etiam si cujus animus in te esset offensior, a me recolligi oportere, to be reconciled, * Cic. Att. 1, 5, 5: “vires ab imbecillitate,Plin. 28, 9, 33, § 129; cf.: “se a longā valetudine,to recover, id. 23, 7, 63, § 122; also with se, to collect one's self, take courage, Ov. M. 9, 744: “primos annos,to regain, id. ib. 7, 216.
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