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ab-do , ĭdi, ĭtum, 3, v. a. 2. do.
I. Lit., to put away, remove: and abdere se, to go away, betake one's self to some place: “ex conspectu eri sui se abdiderunt,Plaut. Ps. 4, 7, 5: “pedestres copias paulum ab eo loco abditas in locis superioribus constituunt,removed, withdrawn, Caes. B. G. 7, 79, 2; so with ab: “ascensu abdito a conspectu,Liv. 10, 14, 14: “procul ardentes hinc precor abde faces,remove, Tib. 2, 1, 82.—The terminus ad quem is usually expressed by in with acc.: “abdidit se in intimam Macedoniam quo potuit longissime a castris,Cic. Fam. 13, 29, 4; so, “se in contrariam partem terrarum,id. Mur. 41, 89: se in classem, Dolab. ap. Cic. Fam. 9, 9, 2: “se in Menapios,to depart, Caes. B. G. 6, 5, 5: “In silvam Arduennam,id. ib. 5, 3, 4: “exercitum in interiora,to uithdraw, Vell. 2, 110, 3: “ea in insulam Seriphon abdita est (=ex humanā societate quasi expulsa),banished, exiled, Tac. A. 2, 85: “se in bibliothecam,” i. e. to retire to, Cic. Fam. 7, 28; cf.: “se totum in litteras,id. ib. 7, 33, 2.—Rarely with other prepositions or with local adv.: Audisne haec, Amphiaraë, sub terram abdite? Poët. (Att.?) ap. Cic. Tusc. 2, 25, 60; so with sub, Lucr. 4, 419: “se rus,Ter. Hec. 1, 2, 99: “se domum,Cic. Pis. 38, 92: “se Arpinum,id. Att. 9, 6, 1.
II. Transf., to hide, conceal, keep secret, etc. (syn.: occulto, recondo); constr. aliquid, without or with in and abl., with other prepositions, with abl. only, or dat., with a localadv.
(γ). With other prepp.: “cultrum, quem sub veste abditum habebat,Liv. 1, 58 fin.; cf. Ov. M. 10, 715: “ferrum carvo tenus hamo,id. ib. 4, 719.—() With abl.: “caput cristatā casside,Ov. M. 8, 25: “corpus corneā domo,Phaedr. 2, 6, 5: “gladium sinu,Tac. A. 5, 7: “latet abditus agro,Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 5: “hunc (equum) abde domo,Verg. G. 3, 96: “ita se litteris abdiderunt, at, etc.,Cic. Arch. 6, 12; v. Halm ad h. l.—(ε) With dat. (poet.): “lateri capulo tenus abdidit ensem,he baried, Verg. A. 2, 553.—(ζ) With local adv.: “corpus humi,Flor. 4, 12, 38.—Hence. abditus , a, um, P. a., hidden, concealed, secreted, secret (syn.: reconditus, abscontlitus, occultus, retrusus): sub terram abditi, Att. ap. Cic. Tusc. 2, 25, 60: “vis abdita quaedum,Lucr. 5, 1233: “res occultae et penitus abditae,Cic. N. D. 1, 19: “sunt innumerabiles de his rebus libri neque abditi neque obscuri,id. de Or. 2, 20, 84: haec esse penitus in mediā philosophiā; “retrusa atque abdita,id. ib. 1, 19, 87 al.: oppida, remote, Cod. Th. 15, 1, 14. —Comp. abditior, Aug. Conf. 5, 5; 10, 10. —Sup. abditissimus, Aug. Enchir. c. 16. —
II.In the neutr.: abdĭtum , i, subst.: “terrai abdita,Lucr. 6, 809; so, “abdita rerum (=abditae res),Hor. A.P. 49: “in abdito coire,in concealment, secretly, Plin. 8, 5, 5, § 13. —Adv.: abdĭtē secretly: “latuisse,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 73, § 181; Ambros. Job et Dav. 1, 9, 29.
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