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circum-cīdo , cīdi, cīsum, 3, v. a. caedo,
II. Trop., to cut off, shorten, diminish, abridge, circumscribe (very freq. in prose; “syn.: amputo, reseco, demo, aufero): testatur saepe Chrysippus, tres solas esse sententias, quae defendi possint, de finibus bonorum: circumcidit et amputat multitudinem,Cic. Ac. 2, 45, 138; “so with amputo,id. de Or. 1, 15, 65; id. Fin. 1, 13, 44: “sumptus circumcisi aut sublati,Liv. 32, 27, 4; so, “impensam funeri,Phaedr. 4, 19, 25: “circumcisā omni negotiosā actione,Cels. 4, 25: “circumcidendum vinum est in totum annum,to be abstained from, id. 4, 20.—Of discourse, to lop or cut off, to remove: “circumcisis rebus, quae non arbitror pertinere ad agriculturam,Varr. R. R. 1, 1, 11: “circumcidat, si quid redundabit,Quint. 10, 2, 28; 4, 2, 42 Spald.: “(oratio) rotunda et undique circumcisa,id. 8, 5, 27; 10, 1, 104: “ineptas quaestiones,Sen. Contr. 2, 11.—Hence, cir-cumcīsus , a, um, P. a., lit. cut off around, cut off; hence,
A. Of localities = abscisus, abruptus, cut off from connection with the region around, steep, precipitous, inaccessible: “saxum,Cic. Rep. 2, 6, 11: “Henna ab omni aditu circumcisa atque directa,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 48, § 107: “collis ex omni parte circumcisus,Caes. B. G. 7, 36. —
B. Trop., abridged, short, brief (so prob. not before the Aug. per.): “quid enim tam circumcisum, tam breve, quam hominis vita longissima?Plin. Ep. 3, 7, 11.—Of discourse: “circumcisae orationes et breves,Plin. Ep. 1, 20, 4; cf. “supra,Quint. 8, 5, 27. —Adv.: circumcīsē , briefly: “rem ante oculos ponere circumcise atque velociter,Quint. 8, 3, 81; * Suet. Rhet. 6; Macr. 5, 1.
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