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secō cuī, ctus, āre

2 SAC-, to cut, cut off, cut up, reap, carve : omne animal secari ac dividi potest: pabulum secari non posse, Cs.: sectae herbae, H.: Quo gestu gallina secetur, is carved , Iu.: secto elephanto, i. e. carved ivory , V.: prave sectus unguis, H.—Esp., in surgery, to cut, operate on, cut off, cut out, amputate, excise : in corpore alqd: varices Mario: Marius cum secaretur, was operated on . — To scratch, tear, wound, hurt, injure : luctantis acuto ne secer ungui, lest I should be torn , H.: sectas invenit ungue genas, O.: secuerunt corpora vepres, V.To cut apart, divide, cleave, separate : curru medium agmen, V.: caelum secant zonae, O.: sectus orbis, i. e. half the earth , H.To cut through, run through, pass through, traverse : per maria umida nando Libycum, cleave , V.: aequor Puppe, O.: adeunt vada nota secantes, O.To cut, make by cutting : fugā secuit sub nubibus arcum, i. e. produce by flight , V.: viam ad navīs, i. e. speeds on his way , V.—Fig., to divide : causas in plura genera.— To cut short, decide, settle : Quo multae secantur iudice lites, H.To follow, pursue : quam quisque secat spem, V.

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