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sub-trăho , xi, ctum, 3, v. a.,
I.to draw away from underneath or by stealth; also, in gen., to draw off, carry off, withdraw, take away, remove, etc. (class.; syn. subduco).
I. Lit.: “subtractus Numida mortuo superincubanti Romano vivus,Liv. 22, 51, 9 (Weissenb. substratus): “pedibus raptim tellus subtracta,Lucr. 6, 605: “effracto colla jugo,Ov. Tr. 5, 2, 40: “viro (peculium),Plaut. Cas. 2, 2, 28: “(impedimenta) clandestinā fugā,Hirt. B. G. 8, 33: “aggerem cuniculis,Caes. B. G. 7, 22: “si dediticii subtrahantur,id. ib. 1, 44; Cic. Mur. 37, 80: “hastatos primae legionis ex acie,Liv. 10, 14: “milites ab dextro cornu,id. 44, 37: cibum alicui, Cic. Fragm. ap. Non. 105, 10: “materiam, quae laedere videtur,Cels. 3, 4: “oculos,to turn away, avert, Tac. A. 3, 53; id. Agr. 45: “se a curiā et ab omni parte rei publicae,to withdraw, retire, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 6, 5; so, “se,Liv. 44, 16: teque adspectu ne subtrahe nostro, Verg. A. 6, 465: “Armeniam ad Parthos se subtrahentem,Flor. 4, 12, 43: “servus domino se,Dig. 21, 1, 17. — Also without se: “repente interdiu vel noctu subtrahebat,he would withdraw, Suet. Caes. 65: “praefectum praetorio non ex ingerentibus sed ex subtrahentibus legere,Plin. Pan. 86, 2. — “Mid.: vastis tremit ictibus puppis Subtrahiturque solum,withdraws itself, gives way under it, Verg. A. 5, 199: “subtracto solo,Tac. A. 1, 70: “subtractus fugā,Plin. 8, 37, 56, § 134.—
II. Trop.: “neque verba sedem habere possunt, si rem subtraxeris, neque, etc.,Cic. de Or. 3, 5, 19: “necessaria cum periculo subtrahuntur,Quint. 4, 2, 44: “verba pudoris gratiā,id. 9, 3, 59: “verbum,id. 9, 3, 58: “S litteram,id. 9, 4, 38: “narrationem,id. 4, 2, 8: “nomina candidatorum,Tac. A. 1, 81; “for which: aliis nominatis, me unum subtrahebat,to omit, not mention, Curt. 6, 10, 7; id. ib. § 9: “aliquem bello,Liv. 8, 29; cf.: “cui judicio eum mors subtraxit,id. 6, 1: “aliquem judicio,id. 9, 26: “aliquem irae militum,Tac. H. 3, 7: “aliquem minis populi,Just. 16, 4, 20.—Reflex.: “me a curiā,Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 6, 5: “se legum actionibus,Quint. 7, 4, 39: “se oneri,id. 12, 9, 21: “se labori,Col. 1, 9, 6: “se discrimini alicujus,Vell. 2, 86 fin. Ruhnk. et saep.: subtrahente se, withdrawing himself (as surety), Liv. 28, 25.
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