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caesīm , adv. caedo,
I.by cutting, with cuts.
I. Lit.
A. Of the cutting of plants by striking: “major pars operis in vineā ductim potius quam caesim facienda est ... qui caesim vitem petit, etc.,Col. 4, 25, 2 and 3.—
B. T. t. of milit. lang., with the edge (opp. punctim, with the point): “punctim magis quam caesim petere hostem,Liv. 22, 46, 5; cf. Veg. Mil. 1, 12; Liv. 7, 10, 9: “gladio caesim percutere aliquem,Suet. Calig. 58. —
II. Trop., of discourse, in short clauses: “membratim adhuc, deinde caesim diximus,Cic. Or. 67, 225 (cf. the same, and § 223, incisim aut membratim); Quint. 9, 4, 126; cf. id. 11, 3, 102 Spald. N. cr
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Suetonius, Caligula, 58
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 22, 46
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 7, 10
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 9, 4.126
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 11, 3.102
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 4.25.2
    • Cicero, Orator, 67.225
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