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sum-mergo (subm- ), si, sum, 3, v. a.,
I.to dip or plunge under, to sink, overwhelm, submerge, submerse.
I. Lit. (class.; most freq. pass.): “summersus equus voraginibus,Cic. Div. 1, 33, 73: “genera summersarum beluarum,id. N. D. 2, 39, 100: “salgama semper jure summersa,Col. 12, 4, 5: navis summersa, * Caes. B. C. 3, 39: “ferrum summersum in undā, Ov M. 12, 279: ipsos potuit summergere ponto,Verg. A. 1, 40: “quod (saxum) tumidis submersum tunditur olim Fluctibus,id. ib. 5, 125: “aliquot procellis summersi paene sumus,Liv. 24, 8, 13: “summersas obrue puppes,Verg. A. 1, 69: “navem,Tac. A. 14, 5: omnes quondam terrae submersae profundo fuerunt, Just. 2, 1, 17. —
II. Trop. (post-class. and very rare): “virtus summersa tenebris, Claud. lV. Cons. Hon. 221: publicatam summergere lectionem,to suppress, Arn. 3, 104.
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