Definition of deleo
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Orthography ID = 1004150
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LEM
dēleō, dēlēre, dēlēvī, dēlētus
LI-
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to erase, efface, obliterate, blot out
  2. [in general] to abolish, destroy, annihilate, overthrow, raze, extinguish
  3. [figuratively] to finish, put an end to, extinguish, abolish, annul
  4. to blot out, obliterate, efface
Abbreviations
dēleō ēvī (dēlērat, C.; dēlēsset, L.), ētus, ēre de + LI-, to erase, efface, obliterate, blot out: epistulas: cum tabulas prehendisset, digito legata delevit: Non delenda carmina, H.: tabellas, O.: tabulas, Iu.

—In gen., to abolish, destroy, annihilate, overthrow, raze, extinguish: urbīs: ante Carthaginem deletam, S.: Volscum nomen, L.: sepulcrum: dispersis ac pene deletis hostibus, Cs.: copias multis proeliis: homines morte deletos: Curionem: toto animante deleto.

—Fig., to finish, put an end to, extinguish, abolish, annul: bella: decreta: ad delendam priorem ignominiam, L.: morte omnia deleri: omnis improbitas delenda: operis famam, O.: leges una rogatione.

—To blot put, obliterate, efface: memoriam discordiarum oblivione: suspicionem ex animo: turpitudinem fugae virtute, Cs.
 
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