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Lewis : eripio

eripio, ērĭpĭo, ĭpŭi, eptum, 3, v. a. rapio, to snatch, tear, or pull out; to snatch away, take away (freq. and class.; cf.: capio, prehendo, sumo, demo, adimo, rapio, furor). Lit. In gen.: tibias ex ore, Plaut. Stich. 5, 4, 36; cf.: bolum e faucibus, Ter. Heaut. 4, 2, 6: hirundines ex nido, Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 67; 3, 1, 8: ex manibus alicujus, Cass. ap. Cic. Fam. 12, 13, 1; Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 4, § 9: torrem ab igne, Ov. M. 8, 457: ensem vaginā, Verg. A. 4, 579 et saep.: aliena bona, Plaut. Pers. 1, 2, 11; so, vela, armamenta, copias, Caes. B. G. 3, 14, 7; 6, 30, 2; 7, 54, 3: nubem, Verg. A. 2, 606: purgamenta hortorum, to carry away, Tac. A. 11, 32 fin. et saep.: aliquem, etc., to deliver, set free, Plaut. Men. 5, 8, 3; 5; Caes. B. C. 3, 110, 4; Liv. 2, 54 al.; cf.: aliquem e manibus hostium, Caes. B. G. 1, 53, 6; Liv. 5, 51; 41, 14: Abydenos ex obsidione, id. 31, 16: aliquem ex periculo, Caes. B. G. 4, 12, 5; cf.: istum fortuna ex illo periculo eripuit, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 28, § 71: aliquem ex vinculis, Curt. 4, 14, 22: aliquem ex miseriis, Crassus ap. Cic. de Or. 1, 52: aliquem ex media morte, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 6; cf.: filium a morte, id. Div. 2, 10: praedam de manibus, id. Cat. 2, 1, 2: istum de vestra severitate, id. Verr. 2, 5, 67; but: ex severitate alicujus, id. ib. 2, 3, 36, § 83: aliquem malis, Verg. A. 6, 365 al.: erepto ex equo C. Flaminio, Liv. 23, 45: oculum alicui, Plaut. Men. 5, 7, 22; Ter. Ad. 3, 2, 20: gladium isti, Plaut. Cas. 3, 5, 7: classem Caesari, Caes. B. C. 3, 111, 4 al.: concubinam militi, Plaut. Mil. 3, 2, 2: aliquem (aliquam) alicui, id. Merc. 5, 4, 12; id. Rud. 3, 4, 7; Ter. Ad. prol. 8; 2, 2, 30; Cic. Lael. 27, 102 al.—Less freq.: aliquem ab aliquo, Ter. Ad. 3, 2, 30; id. Eun. 4, 6, 1; 14; so, ereptis ab eo duabus legionibus, Caes. B. C. 1, 2, 3: a Trisensibus plus lucri, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 38, § 86; 2, 1, 10, § 27.

With se, to take one's self off, to flee, escape: per eos, ne causam diceret, se eripuit, Caes. B. G. 1, 4, 2: se latebris, id. ib. 6, 43 fin.; cf.: se ex manibus militum, id. ib. 7, 46 fin.: se ab illa miseria, Cic. Fam. 9, 13, 1: se ex pugna, id. Mur. 16, 34; id. Verr. 2, 3, 60, § 140; id. Sest. 24, 53: se sequentibus, Liv. 29, 32: se hosti fugā, Curt. 5, 13: se flammā, Cic. Brut. 23, 90: se leto, Verg. A. 2, 134: se flammis, id. ib. 2, 289: se morae, Hor. C. 3, 29, 5: se servituti, Sen. Ep. 80, 4: rebus humanis se, id. de Prov. 8, 12 et saep.—With adv.: eas inde, Plaut. Rud. 3, 1, 8.

Prov.: Lupo agnum eripere, for something difficult or impossible, Plaut. Poen. 3, 5, 31.

Pregn.: eripi, to be snatched away by death, to die suddenly (not before the Aug. per.): fatis erepta, Ov. M. 1, 358: primis conjux ereptus in annis, Val. Fl. 3, 316; cf.: in flore aetatis ereptus rebus humanis, Curt. 10, 5, 10.—Rarely act.: lux ereptura eum vitā, Amm. 30, 5, 18; cf. 30, 5, 10. Trop., to take away, snatch away: responsiones omnes hoc verbo, Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 63; cf.: orationem alicui ex ore, id. Merc. 1, 2, 64: primam vocem ab ore loquentis, Verg. A. 7, 119: alicui jus suum, Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 6: libertatem (hostis), id. Capt. 2, 2, 61; cf. Cic. Rep. 1, 17: potestatem hominis omnino aspiciendi (opp. suppeditare omnium rerum abundantiam), id. Lael. 23, 87; cf. Caes. B. C. 1, 3, 5: omnem usum navium, id. B. G. 3, 14, 7: semestre imperium, id. B. C. 1, 9, 2; cf.: tetrarchiam alicui, Cic. Div. 2, 37, 79: mihi dolorem, id. Att. 9, 6, 5: alicui errorem, id. ib. 10, 4, 6; cf. id. Tusc. 4, 31; id. Off. 2, 3, 10; Just. 6, 3, 12: alicui timorem, Cic. Cat. 1, 7 fin.; id. Att. 1, 16, 8: lucem, id. Ac. 2, 10; 32 fin.; id. N. D. 1, 3, 6 et saep.: alicui pudicitiam, Quint. 5, 11, 15; but: virginis pudorem, Amm. 15, 7, 5; cf.: caelumque diemque Teucrorum ex oculis, Verg. A. 1, 88; and: prospectum oculis, id. ib. 8, 254: tempora certa modosque, Hor. S. 1, 4, 57: jocos, venerem, etc. (anni), id. Ep. 2, 2, 56: vatibus omnem fidem, Ov. M. 15, 283: fugam, poet. for se fuga, or for the simple rapere fugam, to flee, Verg. A. 2, 619.—Poet.: eripiunt flammae noctem, i. c. light up the night, Sil. 11, 281: eripuere oculos aurae, id. 9, 501: se fluvius retro eripit, turns back, id. 9, 238.—Poet., with an object clause: posse loqui eripitur, Ov. M. 2, 483: illis eriperes verbis mihi, sidera caeli Lucere, i. e. to persuade me that not, Tib. 1, 9, 35.—With quin: vix tamen eripiam, velis quin, etc., I shall scarcely hinder you from, etc., Hor. S. 2, 2, 23.