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pătesco (-isco ), pătŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n. [pateo], to be laid open, to be opened, to open (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; not in Cic.).
I. Lit.: “atria longa patescunt,Verg. A. 2, 483: “portus patescit,id. ib. 3, 530: “patescens fungus,Plin. 22, 22, 46, § 95. —
II. Trop., to be disclosed, to become visible, evident, manifest: “ratio patescit,Lucr. 5, 614: “nunc primum certā notitiā patescente,Plin. 6, 23, 26, § 101: “tum vero manifesta fides Danaumque patescunt Insidiae,Verg. A. 2, 309 (but the true reading, Cic. Phil. 14, 6, 15 B. and K., is quae res patefecit).
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