Definition of expromptus
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LNS
expromptus, exprompta, expromptum
expromo
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. ready, at hand
Abbreviations
ex-prōmo, mpsi (msi), mptum (mtum), 3, v. a., to take out or forth, to draw out, fetch out, bring forth (syn. proferre). Lit. (rare): heminas octo in urceum, Plaut. Mil. 3, 2, 18: mox inde sensim ad mandendum manibus expromit, Plin. 10, 72, 93, § 199: maestas voces, Verg. A. 2, 280.

— Trop., to show forth, discover, exert, practise, exhibit, display (class.; syn. proferre). In gen.: exprome benignum ex tete ingenium, Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 64; cf.: quidquid est incoctum non expromet, bene coctum dabit, id. ib. 2, 2, 53: supplicia in civis Romanos, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 53, § 139: in meo inimico crudelitatem exprompsisti tuam, id. Mil. 13, 33: vim eloquentiae in ea causa, id. Or. 36, 125: omnem industriam vitae et vigilandi laborem in antelucanis cenis, id. Cat. 2, 10, 22: suum odium, id. Att. 2, 12, 2: sed quid ego vestram crudelitatem expromo, id. Dom. 23, 60: vel hilarissimum convivam hinc indidem expromam tibi, I'll show myself to you, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 72. (In Plaut. Bacch. 4, 4, 9, promat, v. Ritschl ad h. l.)

— In partic., of speech, to utter, disclose, declare, state (syn.: exponere, narrare, etc.): occulta apud amicum, Ter. Heaut. 3, 3, 14: sed jam exprome, si placet, istas leges de religione, Cic. Leg. 2, 7, 17: sententiam, Tac. A. 12, 9: multas mente querelas, Cat. 64, 223: causas, Ov. F. 3, 725 et saep.

—With acc. and inf. or rel.-clause as object: expromit, repertum in agro suo specum altitudine immensa, Tac. A. 16, 1: quid in quamque sententiam dici possit, expromere, Cic. Div. 2, 72, 150: expromerent, quid sentirent, Liv. 29, 1, 7: indignationem expromens, Vell. 2, 19.

Hence, expromptus, a, um, P. a., ready, at hand: nunc opus est tua mihi exprompta malitia atque astutia, Ter. And. 4, 3, 8.
 
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