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ē-viscĕro , no
I.perf., ātum, 1, v. a. (poet. and in post-class. prose).
1. To deprive of the entrails, to disembowel.
A. Lit., Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 107 (Trag. v. 413 ed. Vahl.); Pac. ap. Cic. Div. 2, 64 fin.— Hence,
2. In gen., to tear to pieces, lacerate: “columbam (accipiter),Verg. A. 11, 723.—
B. Trop.: “opes,” i. e. to dissipate, squander, exhaust, Cod. Just. 3, 29, 7: “fidem,Ambros. Luc. 4, § 26; cf.: “cum ceteri amnes abluant terras et eviscerent,Sen. Q. N. 4, 2, 10.—*
II. To take out of the bowels or interior part.Transf.: “unio e concha evisceratus,Sol. 53 fin.
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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 11.723
    • Cicero, De Divinatione, 2.64
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 1.44
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