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restis , is (acc. more freq. restim, Plaut. Cas. 2, 7, 2; id. Ps. 1, 1, 86; id. Poen. 1, 2, 184; id. Pers. 5, 2, 34; id. Rud. 2, 3, 37; Ter. Ad. 4, 7, 34; id. Phorm. 4, 4, 5; Caecil. ap. Non. 200, 21; Cato, R. R. 77; App. M. 1, p. 109:
I.restem,Plaut. Rud. 4, 3, 97; Mart. 4, 70, 1; Juv. 10, 58; Petr. 45, 4; Inscr. Grut. 715, 10; but abl. usually reste, Juv. 3, 226; 14, 274; Liv. 1, 26, 6; 8, 16, 9; 27, 37, 14; Val. Max. 7, 8, 5; Plin. 17, 10, 11, § 62; Mart. 5, 62, 6: resti, Don. 2, 10, 3, p. 1751; Rhem. Palaem. p. 1374 P.), f. etym. dub..
I. Lit., a rope, cord (syn.: “funis, rudens): quae fiunt de cannabi, lino, etc.... ut funes, restes, tegetes,Varr. R. R. 1, 22; cf. id. ib. 1, 23, 6: “caedere hodie tu restibus,Plaut. Pers. 2, 4, 11: “restim volo mihi emere,id. Ps. 1, 1, 86; cf. id. Poen. 1, 2, 184; id. Pers. 5, 2, 34; id. Cas. 2, 7, 2: “paulisper remitte restem,id. Rud. 4, 3, 97: “exsolvi restim,id. ib. 2, 3, 37: “descendunt statuae restemque sequuntur,Juv. 10, 58: “famem Illā reste cavet, of a rope-dancer,id. 14, 274; 3, 226; Mart. 4, 70, 1.—In a game of the Roman youth, the rows of dancers were united by taking hold of a rope (or, acc. to Donatus ad loc., they formed a line by taking hold of hands): “tu inter eas restim ductans saltabis,Ter. Ad. 4, 7, 34 Ruhnk.; cf.: in foro pompa constitit; “et per manus reste datā, virgines sonum vocis pulsu pedum modulantes incesserunt,Liv. 27, 37 fin. Drak.—Prov.: ad restim res rediit, it has come to the rope, i. e. one might as well hang himself, Caecil. ap. Non. 200, 21; Ter. Phorm. 4, 4, 5: “vinctus restibus,Vulg. Judith, 6, 9.—
II. Transf.: restes allii, caepis, the leaves of garlic or onions, Plin. 20, 6, 23, § 51; Mart. 12, 32, 20.
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