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as-sūmo (ads- , Lachm., Halm, B. and K., Weissenb., K. and H.; ass- , Merk.), mpsi, mptum, 3, v. a., take to or with one's self, to take up, receive, adopt, accept, take.
I. In gen.
II. Esp.,
B. To take in addition to, to add to: “si quis aliam quoque artem sibi adsumpserit,Cic. de Or. 1, 50, 217; 1, 37, 170: “aliquantum jam etiam noctis adsumo,id. Fam. 7, 23 fin.: “ne qui postea adsumerentur,Liv. 21, 19: “Butram tibi Septiciumque et Sabinum adsumam,Hor. Ep. 1, 5, 28.—
C. In logic, t. t., to add or join to a syllogism the minor proposition: Ea (propositio vera ac perspicua) est hujus modi: Si quo die Romae ista caedes facta est, ego Athenis eo die fui, in caede interesse non potui. Hoc quia perspicue verum est, nihil attinet approbari; quā re adsumi statim oportet hoc modo: fui autem Athenis eo die, Cic. Inv. 1, 36, 63; id. Div. 2, 51, 106; 2, 53, 108.—
D. In gram.: adsumpta verba.
b. Figurative expressions, tropes, Quint. 10, 1, 121.
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