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saltus , ūs, m. 2. salio,
I.a leaping, leap, spring, bound (class.), Sen. Ep. 15, 4: saltu uti, * Cic. Sen. 6, 19: cum alacribus saltu, cum velocibus cursu certabat, Sall. Fragm. ap. Veg. Mil. 1, 9 fin.: “saltu pernici tollere corpus,Lucr. 5, 559; cf.: “(monocoli) mirae pernicitatis ad saltum,Plin. 7, 2, 2, § 23: “corpora saltu Subiciunt in equos,Verg. A. 12, 287: “saltu Emicat in currum,id. ib. 12, 326; “9, 553: saltu superare viam,id. G. 3, 141: “saltum dare,to make a leap, Ov. M. 4, 551; so in plur.: “dare saltus,id. ib. 2, 165; 3, 599; 3, 683; 11, 524; cf.: “praeceps saltu sese In fluvium dedit,Verg. A. 9, 815: “ut eadem (sc. crura ranarum) sint longis saltibus apta,Ov. M. 15, 377.—
II. Trop.: “ab egestate infimā ad saltum sublati divitiarum ingentium,Amm. 22, 4, 3.
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