Definition of excerno
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Orthography ID = 2020564
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LNS
excernō, excernere, excrēvī, excrētus
ex, cerno
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to sift out, to separate
  2. To keep apart, keep away
  3. To carry off, discharge
Abbreviations
ex-cerno, crēvi, crētum, 3, v. a., to sift out, to separate (perh. not ante-Aug.). In gen.: furfures a farina, Col. 8, 4, 1: frumenta, i. e. to cleanse, id. 2, 20, 5; cf.: caementa cribris, Vitr. 7, 6: ex captorum numero excretos Saguntinos in patriam remisit, Liv. 28, 39, 10; cf.: excernere parvos, Grat. Cyneg. 289: omnem forensem turbam excretam in quatuor tribus conjecit, Liv. 9, 46 fin.

—Part. perf. subst.: excreta tritici, what is sifted out, the chaff, Col. 8, 4, 1; 8, 8, 6.

— In partic. To keep apart, keep away: multi jam excretos prohibent a matribus haedos, Verg. G. 3, 398 Heyne and Forbig. ad loc.

— To carry off, discharge (from the body): venter excernit mollia, Cels. 2, 8: quae excreturi sumus, id. 4, 1 al.
 
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