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ăd-ĭmo , ēmi, emptum, 3, v. a. emo (adempsit = ademerit, Plaut. Ep. 3, 2, 27),
I.to take to one's self from a person or thing, to take away, take any thing from, to deprive of (syn.: demere, eximere, auterre, eripere).
I. Of things: “si ego memorem quae me erga fecisti bene, nox diem adimat,would take away, consume, Plaut. Capt. 2, 3, 57: multa ferunt anni venientes commoda secum; multa recedentes adimunt, take them away with themselves, as a fine antithesis to secum ferunt, Hor. A. P. 175: “ut istas compedes tibi adimam, huic dem,Plaut. Capt. 5, 4, 31: “metum,Ter. And. 2, 2, 2; so id. Heaut. 3, 1, 13; id. Hec. 5, 3, 19; id. Phorm. 1, 3, 9: “Juppiter, ingentes qui das adimisque dolores,Hor. S. 2, 3, 288: “animam,Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 137: “postquam adempta spes est,Ter. And. 2, 1, 4: “alicui vitam,Cic. Planc. 42: “pecuniam,id. Quint. 15, 49: “somnum,id. Att. 2, 16: “libertatem,id. Dom. 9: “exercitum,id. Phil. 11, 8: “aditum litoris,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 32: “omnia sociis,Sall. C. 12, 5: “arma militibus,Liv. 22, 44: “vires ad vincendum,id. 23, 18: “imperium,id. 22, 27: “pernicitatem,Tac. H. 1, 79.—And absol.: “Qui propter invidiam adimunt diviti,Ter. Phorm. 2, 1, 46.—Poet. with inf. as object: “adimam cantare severis,Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 9 (cf. Gr. ἀφαιρήσομαι ἀείδειν, I will prohibit them to sing; so Ov. Pont. 1, 7, 47; Sil. 9, 425).—
II. Poet. of persons, to snatch away, to carry off: “hanc, nisi mors, mihi adimet nemo,Ter. And. 4, 2, 14: “virgo, quae puellas audis adimisque leto,Hor. C. 3, 22, 3.—(For the distinction between demere, adimere, eximere, v. Lamb. ad Cic. Fam. 1, 7; cf. Cic. Rep. 2, 31; Bentl. Hor. C. 4, 15, 18; and cf. Doed. Syn. IV. pp. 123-126.)
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