Definition of findo
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Orthography ID = 2022391
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LNS
findō, findere, fidī, fissus
root Sanscr. bhid, to cleave; Germ. beissen; Engl. bite
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to cleave, split, part, separate, divide
  2. to split, burst
  3. to divide
Abbreviations
findo, fidi, fissum, 3, v. a. root Sanscr. bhid-, to cleave; Germ. beissen; Engl. bite, to cleave, split, part, separate, divide (class.; cf.: scindo, seco, caedo). Lit.: hoc enim quasi rostro finditur Fibrenus et divisus aequaliter in duas partes latera haec alluit, Cic. Leg. 2, 3, 6; cf.: inimicam findite rostris Hanc terram, Verg. A. 10, 295: patrios findere sarculo agros, Hor. C. 1, 1, 11: terras vomere, Ov. A. A. 2, 671: mare carinā, Prop. 3, 9 (4, 8), 35: Assaraci tellus, quam ... Findunt Scamandri flumina, Hor. Epod. 13, 14: hiulca siti findit Canis aestifer arva, Verg. G. 2, 353; cf.: arentes cum findit Sirius agros, Tib. 1, 7, 21: rubra Canicula findet Statuas, Hor. S. 2, 5, 39: os, Cels. 8, 4 med.; cf. id. 8, 3 fin.: specularis lapis finditur in quamlibet tenues crustas, Plin. 36, 22, 45, ยง 160; cf. Quint. 11, 3, 21: hic locus est, partes ubi se via findit in ambas, Verg. A. 6, 540; id. G. 2, 78; Ov. M. 4, 65.

— In part. perf.: fissa ferarum ungula, Lucr. 4, 680: ungulae equi, Suet. Caes. 61: lingua in partes duas, Ov. M. 4, 585: lignum, Verg. A. 9, 413: ferulae, Cels. 8, 10; cf. id. 8, 3 fin.

— Mid., to split, burst (poet. and very rare): turgescit bilis: findor, I am ready to burst with rage, Pers. 3, 8: cor meum et cerebrum finditur, Plaut. Bacch. 2, 4, 17: Marsis finduntur cantibus angues, Ov. Med. fac. 39.

— Trop., to divide (poet. and very seldom): Idus sunt agendae, Qui dies mensem Veneris marinae Findit Aprilem, Hor. C. 4, 11, 16: fissa voluntas, Prud. Psych. 760.

—Hence, fissum, i, n., a cleft, slit, fissure. In gen. (very rare): postquam implevisti fusti fissorum caput, Plaut. Aul. 3, 4, 7: ad ani fissa, Cels. 5, 20, 5.

— Esp., in the lang. of augurs, of the divided liver: jecorum, Cic. Div. 1, 52, 118; cf.: fissum in exitis, id. ib. 1, 10, 16; jecoris, id. N. D. 3, 6, 14: familiare et vitale, id. Div. 2, 13, 32.
 
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