Definition of exsto, exto
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LNS
exstō, exstāre, -, -
extō, extāre, -, -
ex, sto
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to stand out or forth, to project, to stand above
  2. to be prominent, stand forth, be conspicuous
  3. to be visible, show itself, appear
  4. to be extant, to exist, to be
  5. subject
Abbreviations
ex-sto (ext-), āre, v. n. (part. fut. exstaturus, Plin. 17, 22, 35, § 7; Pand. 47, 2, 78 al.), to stand out or forth, to project, to stand above. Prop.: (milites) cum capite solo ex aqua exstarent, Caes. B. G. 5, 18, 5; for which: super aequora celso collo, Ov. M. 11, 358: aquis (navis), id. Tr. 5, 11, 14; cf. absol., Caes. B. C. 1, 62, 2: ferrum de pectore, Ov. M. 9 128: de arbore (surculus), Col. 5, 11, 5: ossa sub incurvis lumbis, Ov. M. 8, 807: aedificia modice ab humo exstantia, Plin. 6, 22, 24, § 89: paulum supra terram, Gell. 19, 13, 3.

—Poet. with acc.: aliquem, to overtop, Stat. S. 1, 2, 116.

— Trop. (syn.: emineo, eniteo), to be prominent, stand forth, be conspicuous: quo magis id, quod erit illuminatum. exstare atque eminere videatur, Cic. de Or. 3, 26, 101: haec enitere et exstare aliquatenus, Quint. 8, 5, 29: arma tubaeque sonent, vox et tua noctibus exstet, predominate, be heard above, Val. Fl. 5, 252.

— Meton. (causa pro effectu), to be visible, show itself, appear; to be extant, to exist, to be (most freq., esp. of inanim. and abstr. subjects): hominum nemo exstat, qui, etc., Plaut. Trin. 2, 4, 142: auctor doctrinae ejus non exstat, Liv. 1, 18, 2. pecunia, cujus auctor non exstat, Quint. 7, 2, 57: Sarmenti domina exstat, still lives, Hor. S. 1, 5, 55: exstant hujus fortitudinis impressa vestigia, Cic. Balb. 5, 13: exstant epistolae Philippi ad Alexandrum, id. Off. 2, 14, 48: litterae, id. Inv. 1, 39, 70: leges, id. Rep. 5, 2 fin.: orationes, Quint. 10, 7, 30: clarorum virorum non minus otii quam negotii rationem exstare oportere, Cato ap. Cic. Planc. 27, 66: sine oculis non potest exstare officium et munus oculorum, Cic. Div. 1, 32, 71; 2, 52, 107: video hoc in numero neminem, cujus non exstet in me suum meritum, id. Planc. 1, 2: studium nostrum, id. Fam. 1, 8, 7.

— Impers., with a subject or rel.-clause (very rare): quem vero exstet et de quo sit memoriae proditum eloquentem fuisse, etc., Cic. Brut. 15, 57: apparet atque exstat, utrum simus earum (artium) rudes an didicerimus, id. de Or. 1, 16, 72

—Hence, ex-stans, ntis, P. a., projecting, prominent; comp. partes exstantiores, Cael. Aur. Tard. 5, 1, 3.
 
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