previous next

re-spīrō āvī, ātus, āre,

to blow back, breathe back, breathe out, exhale: ex pars redditur respirando.—To take breath, breathe, respire: propius fore eos ad respirandum: Clin. O Clitopho, Timeo. Clit. respira, T.: ter deciens, Iu.—Fig., to fetch breath, recover breath, recover, revive, be relieved, be refreshed: (improbitas) numquam sinit eum respirare: si armis positis civitas respiraverit<*> respiravi, liberatus sum: nec respirare potestas, V.: ita respiratum, mittique legationes, coeptae, L.: ab eorum mixtis precibus minisque, L.—To abate, diminish, cease, pause: oppugnatio respiravit: respirasset cupiditas.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: