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dis-cernō crēvī, crētus, ere,

to separate, set apart, mark off, bound, part, divide: muro di scerni a nobis: discrimina, quibus ordines discernerentur, L.: mons, qui finīs eorum discerneret, S.— Poet.: (saxum) telas auro, to interweave with gold, V.: Limes litem ut discerneret arvis, i. e. keep away, V.—P. perf., divided, separated: urbes magno inter se spatio discretae, L.: ubi discretas insula rumpit aquas, O.: sedes piorum, retired, H.: septem in ostia Nilus, O.: nec mors discreta fuisset, nor had we been divided in death, O.—Fig., to distinguish, discern, know apart: alba et atra: insidiatorem et petitum insidiis, L.: diem noctemque caelo, V.: fas atque nefas, H.: suos, Cs.: quid sit eiusdem generis: pecuniae an famae minus parceret, S.: nec discernatur, iussu iniussu pugnent, L.

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