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sub-sterno , strāvi, strātum, 3, v. a.,
I.to strew, scatter, spread, or lay under or beneath (class.; cf. subicio).
I. Lit.: “segetem ovibus,Cato, R. R. 37, 2: “verbenas,Ter. And. 4, 3, 12: “casias et nardi lenis aristas,Ov. M. 15, 398; Plin. 20, 14, 56, § 158: “folia,id. 20, 21, 84, § 226: “semina hordei,Col. 5, 9, 9: “fucum marinum,to spread underneath, lay as a ground - color, Plin. 26, 10, 66, § 103 (syn. sublino): se (mulier), to submit, in mal. part., Cat. 64, 403: “substratus Numida mortuo Romano,stretched out under, lying under, Liv. 22, 51, 9: pelage late substrata, spread out or extended beneath, Lucr. 6, 619; 4, 411: “si forte lacus substratus Averni'st,id. 6, 746; cf.: “natura insidians pontum substravit avaris,Prop. 3 (4), 7, 37.pullos,” i. e. to furnish them with a couch, Plin. 10, 33, 49, § 93.—Absol.: “male substravisse pecori,Plin. 18, 23, 53, § 194.— Impers. pass.: “pecori diligenter substernatur,Cato, R. R. 37, 2.—
B. Transf., to bestrew, spread over, cover any thing: “solum paleis,Varr. R. R. 1, 57, 2: “gallinae nidos mollissime substernunt,Cic. N. D. 2, 52, 129: “fundamenta carbonibus,Plin. 36, 14, 21, § 95.—
II. Trop., to spread out, submit for examination, acceptance, etc.; to give up, surrender, prostitute: “omne concretum atque corporeum animo,Cic. Univ. 8: “delicias,Lucr. 2, 22; cf.: “pudicitiam alicui,Suet. Aug. 68; Val. Max. 2, 7, 14.
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