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ex-scrībo (excr- ), psi, ptum (btum), 3, v. a., write out, write off, copy.
I. Lit. (rare but class.): tabulas in foro summa hominum frequentia exscribo; “adhibentur in exscribendo ex conventu viri primarii,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 77, § 189: “complura exscripta de Magonis libris,Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 18: “ex Plauti comoedia duos versus exscripsimus,Gell. 3, 3, 8.—
B. Transf. *
1. Of paintings, to copy: “imagines exscribere et pingere,Plin. Ep. 4, 28, 1.—
2. In gen., to write or note down: “nomina exscripta,Plaut. Rud. prol. 15: “bonos in aliis tabulis exscriptos habet,id. ib. 21.—*
II. Trop., to copy or take after, to resemble: “filia totum patrem mira similitudine exscripserat,Plin. Ep. 5, 16, 9.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Cicero, Against Verres, 2.2.189
    • Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 4.28.1
    • Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 5.16.9
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 3.3.8
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