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porrĭcĭo (porĭ- ), ēci, ectum, 3, v. a. old prep. port (v. pōno) and root ric-, to extend; cf. rica, a flowing veil.
I. Lit., to lay before, to offer sacrifice to the gods: exta porriciunto, diis danto in altaria, Veran. ap. Macr. S. 3, 2: atrocia porriciunt exta ministratores, Naev. ap. Non. 76, 6; Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 32: “cruda exta in mare porricit,Liv. 29, 27; cf.: “extaque salsos Porriciam in fluctus,Verg. A. 5, 238 and 776; Fenest. ap. Non. 154, 21.—Prov.: inter caesa et porrecta ut aiunt, between the slaying and the offering of the victim, i. e. at the last moment, at the eleventh hour, Cic. Att. 5, 18, 1.—*
II. Transf., apart from relig. lang., to bring forth, produce any thing: “seges frumentum porricit,Varr. R. R. 1, 29 fin.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 5.18.1
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 5.238
    • Plautus, Pseudolus, 1.3
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 29, 27
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