Definition of exscindo, excindo
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Orthography ID = 2021147
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LNS
exscindō, exscindere, exscidī, exscissus
excindō, excindere, excidī, excissus
ex, scindo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to extirpate, destroy
  2. to tear away
Abbreviations
ex-scindo (exc-), idi, issum, 3, v. a. (lit., to tear out; hence, in gen.), to extirpate, destroy (syn.: delere, evertere, vastare). Lit. (class.): templum sanctitatis, etc. ... inflammari, exscindi, funestari, Cic. Mil. 33, 90; cf. id. Planc. 41, 97; id. Phil. 4, 5, 13; id. Rep. 6, 11; Sall. H. 4, 61, 17; Liv. 28, 44, 2; 44, 27, 5: Pergama Argolicis telis, Verg. A. 2, 177: domos, id. ib. 12, 643: ferro sceleratam gentem, id. ib. 9, 137: hostem, Tac. A. 2, 25.

— Trop., to tear away: fortine animam hanc exscindere dextra indignum est visum? Sil. 4, 674. (In Plin. Pan. 34, 2, read excidisti).
 
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