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trans-fĕro , tŭli, lātum (also written trālātum), ferre, v. a.,
I.to bear across; to carry or bring over; to convey over, transport, transfer (syn.: traduco, traicio).
I. Lit.
B. In partic.
1. Botanical t. t., of plants, to transplant; to transfer by grafting (syn. transero): “semina, quae transferuntur e terrā in terram,Varr. R. R. 1, 39, 3; cf. id. ib. 1, 40, 4; Col. Arb. 1, 5; 20, 2: “videndum quā ex arbore in quam transferatur,Varr. R. R. 1, 40, 5; 1, 41, 1: “omnia translata meliora grandioraque fiunt,Plin. 19, 12, 60, § 183.—
2. To transfer by writing from one book into another; to copy, transcribe (syn. transcribo): “litterae ... de tabulis in libros transferuntur,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 77, § 189; so, “rationes in tabulas,id. Rosc. Com. 3, 8: “de tuo edicto in meum totidem verbis,id. Fam. 3, 8, 4: “versus translati,Suet. Ner. 52.—
II. Trop.
A. In gen., to convey, direct, transport, transfer: “in Celtiberiam bellum transferre,Caes. B. C. 1, 61: “cum videat omne ad se bellum translatum,id. B. G. 7, 8; Liv. 3, 68, 13: “concilium Lutetiam,Caes. B. G. 6, 3: “disciplina in Britannia reperta atque inde in Galliam translata esse existimatur,id. ib. 6, 13: “sed, si placet, sermonem alio transferamus,turn, direct, Cic. de Or. 1, 29, 133: “translatos alio maerebis amores,Hor. Epod. 15, 23: “amorem huc,Ter. Hec. 1, 2, 94: “amorem In mares,Ov. M. 10, 84: “similitudinem ab oculis ad animum,Cic. Off. 1, 4, 14: “animum ad accusandum,id. Mur. 22, 46: “quod ab Ennio positum in unā re transferri in multas potest,id. Off. 1, 16, 51: “definitionem in aliam rem,id. Ac. 2, 14, 43: “hoc idem transfero in magistratus,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 51, § 126: “nihil est enim, quod de suo genere in aliud genus transferri possit,id. Ac. 2, 16, 50: “culpam in alios,id. Font. 4, 8; id. Att. 15, 28: “transferendi in nos criminis causa,id. Sest. 38, 82: “suscepere duo manipulares imperium populi Romani transferendum et transtulerunt,Tac. H. 1, 25: invidiam criminis, i. e. to avert from one's self, id. A. 2, 66: “ut quisque obvius, quamvis leviter audita in alios transferunt,id. ib. 2, 82: “in jus Latii nationes Alpium,id. ib. 15, 32: “ad se Lacedaemonii arma,Just. 5, 1, 8; 38, 1, 8.—With se, to turn one's attention, devote one's self: “se ad artes componendas,Cic. Brut. 12, 48: “se ad album et rubricas,Quint. 12, 3, 11: “se ad genus dicendi,Tac. Or. 19.—In eccl. Lat., to remove from the world without death: “translatus in paradisum,Vulg. Ecclus. 44, 16; id. Heb. 11, 5.—
B. In partic.
1. To put off, postpone, defer, in respect of time (syn.: differo, prolato): causa haec integra in proximum annum transferetur, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 9, 2: “subito reliquit annum suum seseque in proximum annum transtulit,” i. e. postponed his suit, Cic. Mil. 9, 24.—
2. Of speaking or writing.
3. To apply, make use of (for a new purpose, etc.): “hoc animi vitium ad utilitatem non transferemus,Quint. 6, 2, 30; cf.: “inde stellionum nomine in male translato,Plin. 30, 10, 27, § 89 Jan. (al. in maledictum; cf. 2. b. supra).—
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