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ē-lăvo , lāvi, lautum, lōtum, 1, v. a., wash out or away, to wash clean (very rare; not in the Cic. per.).
I. Lit.: “elota cerussa,Cels. 6, 6, no. 3: “elota oliva,Col. 12, 52, 21.—
II. Transf.: “elautae ambae sumus opera Neptunia,washed in the sea, wrecked, Plaut. Rud. 3, 3, 37; so, in mari elavare, to wash or bathe in the sea, i. e. to be shipwrecked, ruined, id. ib. 2, 7, 21; 5, 2, 20.— Hence, trop.: nos mare acerrumum: nam in mari repperi, hic elavi bonis, have lost, been stripped of property, id. As. 1, 2, 9 (but Plaut. Trin. 2, 4, 7, the true reading is elutum, Ritschl, Brix).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Plautus, Asinaria, 1.2
    • Plautus, Trinummus, 2.4
    • Plautus, Rudens, 3.3
    • A. Cornelius Celsus, De Medicina, 6.6
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