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di-ērectus (in Plaut. always trisyllabic), a um, P. a. erigo, qs. stretched out and raised on high, i. e.
I.crucified (only in Plautus and Varro; not in Terence), an abusive expression, like the English Go and be hanged! gallowsbird, etc. (cf. furcifer, and v. Brix ad Plaut. Trin. 457; Lorence ad Plaut. Most. 837): “i hinc dierectus,Plaut. Merc. 1, 72: “abin dierectus,id. ib. 4, 4, 16; id. Cas. 1, 15; id. Poen. 1, 1, 32: “recede hinc dierecte,id. Bacch. 4, 1, 7: “abi dierecte,id. Most. 1, 1, 8; id. Trin. 2, 4, 56: “i dierecte in maxumam malam crucem,id. Poen. 1, 2, 134: “i dierectum, cor meum, ac suspende te,id. Capt. 3, 4, 103: “abi hinc dierecte. Abin hinc in malam crucem?id. Most. 3, 2, 163: “quin tu i dierecta cum sucula et cum porculis,id. Rud. 4, 4, 126.—
II. Transf.: “ducit lembum jam dierectum navis praedatoria,Plaut. Men. 2, 3, 87: “lien dierectu'st,is gone to the crows, is destroyed, id. Curc. 2, 1, 29: apage in dierectum a domo nostra istam insanitatem, Varr. ap. Non. 49, 26.
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