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ex-sero or exĕro , rŭi, rtum, 3,
I.v. a.; to stretch out or forth, to thrust out, put forth, to take out (mostly post-Aug.).
B. In partic., of parts of the body, exsertus, a, um, protruding from the dress, bare, uncovered: dextris humeris exsertis, bared, * Caes. B. G. 7, 50, 2; cf. Verg. A. 1, 492; Stat. Ach. 1, 346; cf. “transf. of the person: exsertus humero,Sil. 8, 587; “and in Greek construction: exserti ingentes humeros,Stat. Th. 4, 235: “unum exserta latus Camilla,Verg. A. 11, 649: “truces exserta manus,Val. Fl. 2, 207; also absol.: “exsertique manus vesana Cethegi,tucked up, prepared for the fight, Luc. 2, 543: “Latona,Stat. Th. 9, 681.—
II. Trop.
A. In gen.: “exseram in librum tuum jus, quod dedisti,will avail myself of, make use of, Plin. Ep. 8, 7, 2: “secreta mentis ore exserit,discloses, Sen. Herc. Oet. 255.—
B. In partic., to reveal, show, with an object-clause, Phaedr. 1, 12, 2: “paulatim principem exseruit,” i. e. showed himself as, Suet. Tib. 33. —Hence, exsertus (exert- ), a, um, P. a.
A. Thrust forth, projecting: “dentes apro, elephanto, etc.,Plin. 11, 37, 61, § 160.—
B. Open, evident, conspicuous: “exserto bello,Stat. S. 5, 2, 39: “cachinnus,” i. e. unrestrained, loud, App. M. 1, p. 103, 15: “exsertior opera,Pacat. Paneg. ad Theod. 35. —Adv.: exserte (acc. to B.), openly, clearly, loudly: “clamitans,App. M. 1, p. 109: “jubet,Tert. ad Uxor. 2, 1.—Comp.: “consurgere,Amm. 16, 12.—Sup.: “egit tribunatum (with severissime),very strictly, rigorously, Spart. Sev. 3.
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