Definition of excerpo
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Orthography ID = 2020566
1.
LNS
excerpō, excerpere, excerpsī, excerptus
carpo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to pick or take out
  2. To pick out, choose, select, gather
  3. To withdraw one's self
Abbreviations
ex-cerpo, psi, ptum, 3, v. a. carpo, to pick or take out. * Lit.: semina pomis, Hor. S. 2, 3, 272.

— Trop. (class.). To pick out, choose, select, gather: non solum ex malis eligere minima oportere, sed etiam excerpere ex ipsis, si quid inesset boni, Cic. de Off. 3, 1, 3: quod quisque (scriptorum) commodissime praecipere videbatur, excerpsimus, made extracts, selections, id. Inv. 2, 2, 4; so, verba ex Originibus Catonis, Aug. ap. Suet. Aug. 86: nihil umquam legit, quod non excerperet, Plin. Ep. 3, 5, 10; cf. id. ib. 6, 20, 5; Sen. Ep. 33, 2; Quint. 9, 1, 24; 10, 2, 13: ex libris qui chronici appellantur ... easque excerptiones digerere, Gell. 17, 21, 1 et saep.: paucos enim, qui sunt eminentissimi, excerpere in animo est, to single out, make prominent, Quint. 10, 1, 45; 7, 1, 29.

—Hence, subst.: excerptum, i, n., an extract, selection, excerpt from a book or writing: ex Gorgiā Platonis, Quint. 2, 15, 24: Coelianum. M. Aurel. ap. Front. Ep. ad M. Caes. 1, 9.

—Plur., M. Aurel. ap. Front. Ep. ad M. Caes. 2, 5; Sen. Ep. 33, 3.

— To take out, strike or leave out, except, omit: non enim, si est facilius, eo de numero quoque est excerpendum, Cic. de Or. 2, 11, 47; cf.: me illorum excerpam numero, Hor. S. 1, 4, 40: tu id, quod boni est, excerpis: dicis, quod mali est, Ter. Phorm. 4, 4, 18.

— To withdraw one's self: se consuetudini hominum, Sen. Ep. 5: se vulgo, id. Brev. Vit. 18; and simply se, id. Ep. 18.
 
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