Definition of absconditus
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LNS
absconditus, abscondita, absconditum
abscondo
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. hidden, concealed, secret, unknown
Abbreviations
abs-condo, condi and condidi, conditum and consum, 3, v. a. (abscondi, Tac. H. 3, 68; Curt. 6, 6; Gell. 17, 9; Caecil. and Pompon. ap. Non. 75, 25: abscondidi, Plaut. Merc. 2, 3, 25; Sil. 8, 192: absconsum, Quint. Decl. 17, 15), to put away, conceal carefully, hide, secrete (the access. idea of a careful concealment distinguishes this word from its synn. abdo, celo, abstrudo, etc.). Lit.: est quiddam, quod occultatur, quod quo studiosius ab istis opprimitur et absconditur, eo magis eminet et apparet, Cic. Rosc. Am. 41 fin.: nequiquam (eam) abdidi, abscondidi, abstrusam habebam, Plaut. Merc. 2, 3, 25: aurum secundum aram, Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 890 P.: fontes absconditi, Auct. ad Her. 4, 6, 9: ensem in vulnere, to bury, Sen. Thyest. 721 (cf.: lateri abdidit ensem, Verg. A. 2, 553; v. abdo, II. ε); so, abscondit in aere telum, i. e. shot it out of sight, Sil. 1, 316.

—Pass., of stars, to set, and thus become invisible, Verg. G. 1, 221.

—Hence, In gen., to make invisible, to cover: fluvium et campos caede, Sil. 11, 522; so id. 17, 49.

— Poet., to put a place out of sight, to lose sight of, to depart from: aerias Phaeacum abscondimus arces, we leave behind, Verg. A. 3, 291 (cf. id. ib. 4, 154: transmittunt cursu campos).

— Trop.: fugam furto, to conceal flight, Verg. A. 4, 337: praenavigavimus vitam, et quemadmodum in mari, sic in hoc cursu rapidissimi temporis, primum pueritiam abscondimus, deinde adulescentiam, leave behind, outlive (cf. the prec., C.), Sen. Ep. 70, 2; Tac. A. 13, 16.

Hence, absconditus, a, um, P. a., hidden, concealed, secret, unknown: gladii absconditi, Cic. Phil. 2, 108: in tam absconditis insidiis, id. Cat. 3, 1, 3: jus pontificum, id. Dom. 54, 138.

—Adv. absconditē, of discourse. Obscurely, abstrusely, Cic. Inv. 2, 23.

— Profoundly, Cic. Fin. 3, 1, 2.

— absconsē (from absconsus), secretly, Hyg. Fab. 184; Firm. Math. 2, 2.
 
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