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-mŏvĕo , mōvi, mōtum, 2, v. a.,
I.to move apart, to put aside, remove, separate (rare but class.; syn.: sepono, sejungo).
II. Trop., to part, separate, remove: “Strato ab disciplinā omnino semovendus est,Cic. Ac. 1, 9, 34: “omnes sententias eorum omnino a philosophiā,id. Fin. 2, 13, 39: “te a curis,Lucr. 1, 51; “for which, also: curā metuque,id. 2, 19: “egestatem ab dulci vitā,id. 3, 66: “verba,Cic. de Or. 3, 5, 19: “voluptatem semovendam esse,id. Fin. 5, 8.— Hence, sēmōtus , a, um, P. a., remote, distant, far removed.
A. Lit.: colloquium petunt semoto a militibus loco, * Caes. B. C. 1, 84: “munitiones semotarum partium, Auct. B. Alex. 2, 3: longe semota tuemur,Lucr. 5, 579; 4, 288: “terris semota,Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 21: “semoti prius tarda necessitas Leti corripuit gradum,id. C. 1, 3, 32.—
B. Trop.: “omnis divum natura Semota ab nostris rebus sejunctaque longe,remote, different, distinct, Lucr. 2, 648: “cura semotu' metuque,id. 2, 19: “semota ab dulci vitā stabilique,id. 3, 66.—Comp.: “quo nihil a sapientis ratione semotius,Lact. 5, 15 med.: “ut eorum disputationes et arcana semotaé dictionis peritus exciperem,” i. e. of their familiar conversation, Tac. Or. 2.—* Adv.: sēmōtē , separately, apart, Marc. Emp. 20.
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