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Orthography ID = 2019004
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LNS
ēlābor, ēlābī, ēlābelapsus sum
-, -, ēlābelabsus sum
elabor
deponent verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to slip or glide away, to fall out, get off, escape
  2. to slip off, get clear, escape
  3. to be dislocated
  4. to slip away, escape
  5. To get off, get clear, escape
  6. to pass away, disappear, escape
Abbreviations
ē-lābor, elapsus (elabsus), 3, v. dep. n. and a. Neutr., to slip or glide away, to fall out, get off, escape (class.). Lit.: anguilla est, elabitur, Plaut. Ps. 2, 4, 57; so of a snake, Liv. 1, 56; 26, 19; Verg. G. 1, 244; Ov. M. 9, 63: cum se convolvens sol elaberetur et abiret, Cic. Div. 1, 23, 46: (animal) ex utero elapsum, id. N. D. 2, 51, 128; cf. id. Cat. 1, 6 fin.: elapsae manibus tabellae, Ov. M. 9, 571; cf.: gladius ei e manu, Just. 33, 2, 3: jumentum e manibus curantium elapsum, Liv. 44, 40: animi corporibus elapsi, Cic. Rep. 6, 26 fin.; cf. id. Tusc. 1, 45 fin.: quicquid incidit, fastigio musculi elabitur, Caes. B. C. 2, 11, 1: Manlii cuspis super galeam hostis elapsa est, slipped along, Liv. 8, 7: foras elapsa corpora, Lucr. 5, 489.

— In an upward direction of fire: frondes elapsus in altas, having crept, glided, upwards, Verg. G. 2, 305.

— In partic. Of persons, to slip off, get clear, escape: ex proelio elapsi, Caes. B. G. 5, 37 fin.: e soceri manibus ac ferro, Cic. Att. 10, 4, 3: de caede Pyrrhi, Verg. A. 2, 526: telis Achivum, id. ib. 2, 318; cf. custodiae, Tac. A. 5, 10: inter tumultum, Liv. 28, 33: mediis Achivis, Verg. A. 1, 242 et saep.

— Of limbs or joints, to be dislocated: articuli, Cels. 8, 11, 13: id quod in latus elapsum est, digitis restitui, id. 8, 19: illi elapsos in pravum artus, etc., Tac. H. 4, 81.

— Trop. In gen., to slip away, escape: causa e manibus, Cic. de Or. 2, 50; cf.: rei publicae statum illum elapsum scito esse de manibus, id. Att. 1, 16, 6; and with this cf. id. Mur. 39, 85: animus devinctus paulatim elapsus est Bacchidi, i. e. became estranged, Ter. Hec. 1, 2, 94: libros adolescenti elapsos esse, had slipped from him, i. e. had been published prematurely, Quint. 3, 1, 20: in servitutem elapsi, who had insensibly fallen into, Liv. 3, 37.

— In partic. To get off, get clear, escape from condemnation, punishment: ex tot tantisque criminibus elapsus, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 58; 2, 1, 39 fin.; id. de Sen. 12 fin.; id. Q. Fr. 3, 4, 2; Quint. 2, 11, 2; 3, 6, 83; Suet. Tib. 33 al. Less freq. of things: ne quod maleficium impunitate elaberetur, Suet. Aug. 32.

— Pregn., to pass away, disappear, escape: imperfecta tibi elapsa est vita, Lucr. 3, 958; so, ea spes, Plaut. Capt. 3, 5, 101: assensio omnis illa, Cic. Tusc. 1, 11, 24: aliquid memoria, id. Phil. 13, 5, 11; cf. Quint. 10, 3, 33; Luc. 9, 80.

— Act. like effugere, to escape from any evil or danger (post-Aug. and very rare): pugnam aut vincula, Tac. A. 1, 61: custodias, id. H. 3, 59; Flor. 1, 10, 7 Duker. N. cr.: vim ignium (statua), Tac. A. 4, 64.
 
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