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-condo , dĭdi, dĭtum, 3, v. a.,
I.to put up again, put back again; to lay up, put or stow away, hoard; to shut up, close; to hide, conceal, bury, etc. (cf.: abscondo, occulo, retrudo, abdo).
I. Lit.: “gladium cruentatum in vaginam recondidit,put up again, sheathe, Cic. Inv. 2, 4, 14: “gladium in vaginā,id. Cat. 1, 2, 4; cf. id. Inv. 2, 4, 14: “cum Lepidus flammae vi e rogo ejectus recondi propter ardorem non potuisset,put back again, Plin. 7, 53, 54, § 186: reliquias (ciborum) aliquo, * Plaut. Stich. 1, 3, 78; cf.: “uvas in amphoras,Col. 12, 16, 3: “uvas in vasis,id. 12, 15 fin.: “victum tectis,id. ib. prooem. § 12:“ Caecubum,Hor. C. 3, 28, 2: “opes aerario,Quint. 10, 3, 3: “frumentum in annos,Col. 2, 20, 6: se, to bury one's self, Sen. Ep. 8, 1: se in locum, ex quo, etc., to hide one's self, Quint. 10, 3, 25: “quod celari opus erat, habebant sepositum et reconditum,hid away, concealed, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 10, § 24; cf.: “nihil tam clausum neque tam reconditum,id. ib. 2, 4, 20, § “40: recondita alia invenerunt,Liv. 8, 18: “imo reconditus antro,Ov. M. 1, 583; cf. “nube,id. ib. 3, 273: “silvā,id. ib. 4, 339; Flor. 1, 13, 11 Duk. (cf. Liv. 5, 51, 9 Drak., and v. the foll.).—Poet.: oculos, to close again (opp. erigere), Ov. M. 4, 146: avidā recondidit alvo, hid, i. e. swallowed, id. ib. 12, 17; cf.: cum subito Triton ore recondit aquam, sucks in, i. q. absorbet, Prop. 2, 32 (3, 30), 16: “ensem in pulmone,to bury, sheathe, plunge, Verg. A. 10, 387; so, “gladium lateri,Ov. M. 12, 482. —
II. Trop.: “mens alia visa sic arripit, ut his statim utatur, alia recondit, e quibus memoria oritur,lays up, stores away, Cic. Ac. 2, 10, 30; cf.: “verba, vultus in crimen detorquens recondebat,Tac. A. 1, 7 fin.; “and, odia,id. ib. 1, 69 fin.: “Venerem interius recondere,Verg. G. 3, 137: “quos fama obscura recondit,id. A. 5, 302: “voluptates,to keep secret, Tac. A. 4, 57: “in hoc me recondidi ... ut prodesse pluribus possem,went into retirement, Sen. Ep. 8, 1; cf.: “penitus quicquid arcani apparo, id Herc. Oet. 478: praecepta mea reconde,Vulg. Prov. 7, 1.— Hence, rĕcondĭtus , a, um, P. a., put away, out of the way, hidden, concealed, retired, sequestered.
A. Lit.: “neque tabulis et signis propalam collocatis, sed his omnibus rebus constructis ac reconditis,Cic. de Or. 1, 35, 161: “quid Aegyptus? ut occulte latet! ut recondita est!id. Agr. 2, 16, 41; cf. “locus,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 89, § 207; so, “saltus,Cat. 34, 11: “venae auri argentique,deep-lying, concealed, Cic. N. D. 2, 39, 98: “habemus senatus consultum, verum inclusum in tabulis, tamquam in vaginā reconditum,id. Cat. 1, 2, 4.—Subst.: rĕcondĭtum , i, n., a secret place, Plin. 33, 1, 6, § 25.—Plur.: -condĭta , ōrum, n., remote, sequestered places: Pergami in occultis ac reconditis templi, * Caes. B. C. 3, 105, 4.—
B. Trop., hidden, profound, abstruse, recondite: “litterae,Cic. N. D. 3, 16, 42; cf.: “reconditae abstrusaeque res,id. Brut. 11, 44; “and, reconditiora, opp. quae in promptu sunt,id. Ac. 2, 4, 10: “artes,id. de Or. 1, 3, 8; cf. id. Off. 1, 27, 95: “causae,Tac. Or. 28: “reconditae exquisitaeque sententiae,profound, recondite, Cic. Brut. 97, 274: verba, unusual, August. ap. Suet. Aug. 86: “(natura) speciem ita formavit oris, ut in penitus reconditos mores effingeret,concealed, hidden, Cic. Leg. 1, 9, 26; cf.: “Quinctius naturā tristi ac reconditā fuit,of a reserved disposition, id. Quint. 18, 59.—Sup. and adv. do not occur.
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