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dis-pesco (pescui, acc. to Prisc. p. 885 P.), pestum, 3, v. a. commonly referred to pasco; lit., to take from the pasture (pecus a pastione deducere, Paul. ex Fest. p. 72, 11), but more probably from root pac-, παγ- of Gr. πήγνυμι, to fasten; Lat.: pango, paciscor, etc.; cf. Georg Curtius Gr. Etym. 268, like disjungere, in gen.,
I.to separate, divide (post-Aug. and very rare); “Oceanus Africam Europam Asiamque dispescit,Plin. 2, 68, 68, § 173; cf.: “Nilus Africam ab Aethiopia dispescens,id. 5, 9, 10, § 53: “Samon a Mileto,App. Flor. 15, p. 350; id. de Deo Socr. p. 44.—*
II. Trop.: “dispestae disturbataeque nuptiae,App. M. 4, p. 154, 33.
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