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subripiō or surripiō (imper. surpite, H.), ripuī (pluperf. surpuerat, H.), ruptus, ere

sub+ rapio, to snatch away, take secretly, withdraw privily, steal, pilfer, purloin : quā re subripis, aufers Undique? H.: vasa ex privato sacro: libros: a Naevio multa, plagiarized .—Fig.: virtus, quae nec eripi nec subripi potest: actor, cui reus occulte subripi posset, could be rescued by trickery : me morti, H.: me mihi, H.: Crimina oculis patris, O.

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