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-pōno , pŏsŭi, pŏsĭtum, 3 (
I.part. perf. sync. sepostus, Sil. 8, 378; 17, 281; but, sepositus, Hor. S. 2, 6, 84), v. a., to lay apart or aside; to put by, separate, pick out, select, etc. (class.; not in Cæs.; syn.: sejungo, segrego, recondo).
I. Lit.
B. In partic., to send into banishment, to banish, exile (post-Aug.; cf. “relego): aliquem a domo,Tac. A. 3, 12: “aliquem in provinciam specie legationis,id. H. 1, 13 fin.: “aliquem in secretum Asiae,id. ib. 1, 10: “in insulam,id. ib. 1, 46 fin.; 1, 88; 2, 63; id. A. 4, 44; Suet. Aug. 65; id. Tib. 15; id. Oth. 3; id. Tit. 9.—
II. Trop., to lay or set aside mentally: “id quod primum se obtulerit,Quint. 7, 1, 27.—
B. To set apart, assign, appropriate, reserve, for any purpose, etc.: “ut alius aliam sibi partem, in quā elaboraret, seponeret,Cic. de Or. 3, 33, 132: “sibi ad eam rem tempus,to fix, id. Or. 42, 143; cf.: “quod temporis hortorum aut villarum curae seponitur,Tac. A. 14, 54: “materiam senectuti seposui,have set apart, reserved for my old age, id. H. 1, 1: “seposuit Aegyptum,he sequestered Egypt, made it forbidden ground, id. A. 2, 59 fin.: “sepositus servilibus poenis locus,id. ib. 15, 60: “quā de re sepositus est nobis locus,made it a special division of the subject, Quint. 1, 10, 26.—
C. To remove, take away from others, exclude, select, etc.: Jovem diffusum nectare curas Seposuisse graves, had laid aside, i. e. had discarded for a while, Ov. M. 3, 319: “(Graecos) seposuisse a ceteris dictionibus eam partem dicendi, quae, etc.,to have separated, Cic. de Or. 1, 6, 22: “ratio suadendi ab honesti quaestione seposita est,Quint. 12, 2, 16.—Poet. with simple abl.: si modo Scimus inurbanum lepido seponere dicto, to separate, i. e. distinguish, Hor. A. P. 273.—Hence, -pŏsĭtus , a, um, P. a. (only poet. and rare).
A. Distant, remote, = remotus: “fons,Prop. 1, 20, 24: “gens,Mart. Spect. 3, 1: “mare,Sen. Med. 339.—
B. Distinct, special: “mea seposita est et ab omni milite dissors Gloria,Ov. Am. 2, 12, 11.—
C. Select, choice: “vestis,sumptuous garments, Tib. 2, 5, 8: “seposito de grege,Mart. 2, 43, 4.
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