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sub-dūco , xi, ctum, 3 (
I.perf. sync. subduxti, Ter. Eun. 4, 7, 25; inf. subduxe, Poët. ap. Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 6), v. a., to draw from under or from below.
I. Without the idea of removal.
A. In gen., to draw or pull up; to lift up, raise (rare): “brassicam ad nasum admoveto: ita subducito susum animam, quam plurimum poteris,Cato, R. R. 157, 15: “aliquid sursum,Plaut. Aul. 2, 7, 4: “cataractam funibus,Liv. 27, 28, 10: subductis (tunicis) usque ad inguen, pulled up (opp. demissis), Hor. S. 1, 2, 26: supercilia, Turp. ap. Non. 399, 30; Varr. ib. 399, 33; Sen. Ep. 48, 5; id. Ben. 1, 1, 6 al.; cf.: “subducto voltu,Prop. 2, 10 (3, 1), 9.—
II. With the idea of removal implied, to draw away from among; to take away, lead away, carry off; to withdraw, remove, etc. (class.; syn. subtraho).
2. Esp.
(α). To purge, evacuate: “quoniam is cibus subduceret sensim alvum,Gell. 4, 11, 4; so, “alvum,Cels. 3, 4.—
(β). Vela celeriter, to take in, furl, Auct. B. Alex. 45, 3: “rem de judicio,Dig. 10, 2, 14.—
C. With the idea of stealth or secrecy.
1. To take away secretly or by stealth, to steal, hide: Atreus quam (pecudem auream) sibi Thyestem subduxe queritur, Poët. ap. Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 6: “alicui anulum,Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 81: “subducta viatica plorat,Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 54: “post ignem aethereā domo Subductum,id. C. 1, 3, 30: “nec mihi rivalis subducit certos amores,Prop. 1, 8, 45: “saccularii partem subducunt, partem subtrahunt,Dig. 47, 11, 7: “obsides furto,Liv. 9, 11: “cubiculum subductum omnibus ventis,secured against, Plin. Ep. 2, 17, 10.—
2. Esp., with se, me, etc., to take one's self away by stealth, withdraw, steal away: “tempus est subducere hinc me,Plaut. As. 5, 2, 62: “clam te subduxti mihi,Ter. Eun. 4, 7, 25: “de circulo se subduxit,Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 4, 1: “modo se subducere ab ipso Vulnere visa fera est,Ov. M. 7, 781: “se clam,Nep. Alcib. 4, 4; “Auct. B. Afr. 93, 1: at nos quaerimus illa (verba), tamquam lateant semper seseque subducant,Quint. 8 prooem. § 8.—Poet.: “neve terra se pedibus subducat,Lucr. 1, 1106: “quā se subducere colles Incipiunt,” i. e. to slope down gradually, Verg. E. 9, 7; cf. “mid.: fons subducitur,” i. e. loses itself, Plin. Ep. 5, 6, 39.—
III. Trop.
1. Rationem, to draw up, cast up, reckon, compute, calculate, or balance an account (by subtracting one set of items from another; class.; “esp. freq. in Cic.): subduxi ratiunculam, Quantum aeris mihi sit, quantumque alieni siet,Plaut. Curc. 3, 1; cf.: “intus subducam ratiunculam, quantillum argenti mi siet,id. Capt. 1, 2, 89: “subducamus summam,Cic. Att. 5, 21, 11; cf.: “assidunt, subducunt: ad numum convenit,id. ib. 5, 21, 12.—
2. In gen.: rationem, to deliberate, calculate: “rationibus subductis summam feci cogitationum mearum,Cic. Fam. 1, 9, 10: “Medea et Atreus ... initā subductāque ratione nefaria scelera meditantes,id. N. D. 3, 29, 71; cf.: ineundis subducendisque rationibus, id. Fragm. ap. Non. 399, 16; “for which also, calculis subductis,id. Fin. 2, 19, 60: “bene subductā ratione,Ter. Ad. 5, 4, 1: “hoc quid intersit, si tuos digitos novi, certe habes subductum,Cic. Att. 5, 21, 31. —Hence, subductus , a, um, P. a.
A. (Acc. to I. A.) Raised, elevated, upturned: quod vituperones suos subducti supercilii carptores appellavit (Laevius), Gell. 19, 7, 16.—
B. (Acc. to II. A. 1.) Withdrawn, removed, remote, = remotus (post-Aug. and very rare): “terra subductior,Mart. Cap. 6, § 591.
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