Definition of exsupero, exupero
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Orthography ID = 2021294
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LNS
exsuperō, exsuperāre, exsuperāvī, exsuperātus
exuperō, exuperāre, exuperāvī, exuperātus
ex, supero
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to mount up, appear above
  2. to get the upper hand, to overcome, prevail, excel
  3. to project or tower above, to surmount, rise above, exceed
  4. To surpass, exceed
  5. To be too much for, to overpower, overcome
Abbreviations
ex-supero (exup-), āvi, ātum (gen. plur. part. sync. exsuperantum, Varr. L. L. 7, § 18 Mull.), 1, v. n. and a. (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose). Neutr., to mount up, appear above (very rare). Lit.: exsuperant flammae; furit aestus ad auras, Verg. A. 2, 759.

— Trop., to get the upper hand, to overcome, prevail, excel: sol et vapor omnis, Lucr. 5, 385: arma capessant, Et si non poterunt exsuperare, cadant, Ov. F. 6, 372: praesens dolor, Lucr. 6, 1277: quantum ipse feroci Virtute exsuperas, Verg. A. 12, 20: Hannibal exsuperans astu, Sil. 1, 57.

— Act., to project or tower above any thing, to surmount, rise above, exceed. Lit.: vites exsuperant ulmos, Plin. 14, 1, 3, § 12: exsuperat jugum, passes over, Verg. A. 11, 905: clivum, Sen. Ep. 31: amnem, Plin. 6, 17, 21, § 62: Nilus exsuperavit sedecim cubita, id. 18, 18, 47, § 168; cf.: binas libras ponderis, id. 9, 17, 30, § 64.

— Trop. To surpass, exceed: quis homo te exsuperavit usquam gentium impudentiā? Poet. ap. Cic. Tusc. 4, 36, 77: omnes Tarquinios superbiā, Liv. 3, 11, 13: genus morum nobilitate, Ov. Tr. 4, 4, 2: aliquid latitudine, Plin. 2, 11, 8, § 50: laudes alicujus, Liv. 28, 43, 7: cuncta exsuperans patrimonia census, Juv. 10, 13: tu vero, pater, vive et me quoque exsupera, survive, outlive, Val. Max. 5, 9 fin.: aestatem, to outlast, Plin. 14, 2, 4, § 33.

— To be too much for, to overpower, overcome: id summum exsuperat Jovem, Poet. in Cic. Div. 2, 10, 25: materia vires exsuperante meas, Ov. Tr. 1, 5, 56: caecum consilium, Verg. A. 7, 591: multitudo Gallorum, sensum omnem talis damni exsuperans, Liv. 7, 24, 2.

—Hence, exsuperans (exup-), antis, P. a. (acc. to I. B.), surpassing, excellent, supreme (post-class.): mulier exsuperanti forma, Gell. 6, 8, 3.

—Comp.: uter esset exsuperantior, certabatur, Gell. 14, 3, 11.

—Sup., App. Dogm. Plat. 1, p. 8.
 
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