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-sūmo , mpsi (msi), 3, v. a. Lit., take for one's self from a multitude or mass; hence, to pick out, choose, select (syn. deligere); to take upon one's self, undertake (rare, and perh. not ante-Aug.— “syn. suscipere): sibi consules asservandos desumunt,Liv. 4, 55, 3: “sibi hostes,id. 38, 45; cf.: “sibi pugnas,Tac. Or. 37; and: “cursum certamenque,Plin. Ep. 8, 20, 7: sibi vacuas Athenas, *Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 81.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 8.20.7
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 38, 45
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 4, 55.3
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