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Lewis : porrigo

porrigo, porrĭgo, rexi, rectum, 3 (contr. form porgo, porgite, Enn. ap. Serv. ad Verg. A. 1, 26, and Verg. A. 8, 274: porge, Plaut. Ps. 2, 4, 18; Aus. Idyll. 4, 37: porgebat, Sil 9, 458: porgens, Val. Fl. 2, 656: porgi, Stat. Th. 8, 755: porxit, id. S. 2, 1, 204; cf.: antiqui etiam porgam dixerunt pro porrigam, Fest. p. 218 Müll.—Acc. to Lachmann, Hor. S. 2, 6, 59, instead of perditur, we should read porgitur; v. perdo init.), v. a. por, = pro, and rego, to stretch or spread out before one's self, to put forth, reach out, extend (class.; syn. extendo). Lit. In gen.: jam dudum, si des, porrexi manum, Plaut. Ps. 4. 7, 49: animal membra porrigit, contrahit, Cic. Div. 1, 53, 120: manum ad tradendam pyxidem, id. Cael. 26, 63: crus, Liv. 8, 8: caelo bracchia, Ov. M. 1, 767: aciem latius, Sall. J. 52, 6.

Pass., to stretch or spread one's self out, to be stretched out, extended: (Tityos) per tota novem cui jugera corpus Porrigitur, extends, Verg. A. 6. 596: porrectus somno, Stat. Achill. 2, 75: serpens in longam porrigi alvum, Ov. M. 4, 574; cf.: serpens centum porrectus in ulnas, Sil. 6, 153; Trogus ap. Plin. 11, 52, 114, § 275.—So freq. of localities, to stretch out, extend, to lie (mostly post-Aug.): cubiculum porrigitur in solem, Plin. Ep. 2, 17, 23: cujus (loci) pars colles erant, pars in planitiem porrigebatur, Tac. A. 13, 38: Creta inter ortum occasumque porrigitur, Plin. 4, 12, 20, § 58; Just. 42, 2.

In partic. To lay at full length, to stretch on the ground (rare): in plenos resolutum carmine somnos, Exanimi similem, stratis porrexit in herbis, Ov. M. 7, 254: utrumque ab equis ingenti porrigit arvo, Val. Fl. 6, 553: in spatium ingens ruentem porrexit hostem, Liv. 7, 10 fin.; Mart. Spect. 15.

To hold forth, reach out, to offer, present: dexteram alicui, Cic. Deiot. 3, 8: dextram, Plin. 11, 45, 103, § 250: bona alicui, Cic. N. D. 3, 34, 84; cf.: munera, Ov. M. 8, 95: pocula, Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 92: gladium alicui ad occidendum hominem, Cic. Mil. 3, 9; Ov. P. 3, 1, 13: manum sani medicis porrigunt, Sen. Tranq. 2, 1.—Prov.: maritali porrigere ora capistro, to present his head to the marriage halter, Juv. 6, 43.

Porrigere manum, in voting, to put forth or hold up the hand, Cic. Fl. 6, 15.—Hence, transf., i. q. to express one's assent or approval: quare si tu quoque huic sententiae manum porrigis, Symm. Ep. 7, 15.

Trop. To protract, prolong (syn. prolato): iter, App. M. 2, 14; 6, 3; so of the quantity of a syllable: syllabam, Quint. 1, 6, 32; cf.: ut aliquis impetum morbi trahendo effugiat, porrigaturque in id tempus, etc., i. e. be kept alive, supported, Cels. 2, 5.

(Acc. to I. B. 2.) To offer, to grant a thing: praesidium clientibus porrigere atque tendere, Cic. de Or. 1, 40, 184: et mihi forsan, tibi quod negarit, Porriget hora, Hor. C. 2, 16, 32.

Manus ad (in) aliquid porrigere, to reach after, strive for, seek to obtain (mostly post-Aug.): Lydiam cepisti ... jam etiam ad pecora nostra avaras et insatiabiles manus porrigis, Curt. 7, 8, 19: fames me appellat, ad proxima quaeque porrigatur manus, Sen. Ep. 119, 4; id. Ben. 5, 14, 2; id. Cons. Polyb. 17, 1; Val. Max. 9, 1, 2; Lact. 7, 15, 5: manus suas in orientem occidentemque porrexit, id. Mort. Pers. 3 fin.; cf.: pecunia deesse coepit, neque quo manus porrigeret suppetebat, nisi, etc., Nep. Dion, 7, 2.

Se porrigere, to extend, reach, spread itself: jam fortuna Romana se ad orientalia regna porrigere coeperat, Just. 39, 5, 3: quis gradus ulterior, quo se tua porrigat ira, restat? Ov. Tr. 3, 11, 5.—porrectus, a, um, P. a., stretched out, extended, long. Lit.: porrecta ac aperta loca, Caes. B. G. 2, 19: locus, Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 41: syllaba, long, Quint. 1, 7, 14; cf. mora, long, protracted, Ov. P. 4, 12, 14: senex, stretched out, i. e. dead, Cat. 67, 6; cf. in double sense: tuam amicam video. Ca. Ubi ea'st? Ps. Eccam in tabellis porrectam, Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 34.—Comp.: porrectior acies, Tac. Agr. 35 fin.: porrectior frons, i. e. more cheerful (opp. contractior), Plaut. Cas. 2, 4, 3.

Subst.: porrectum, i, n. Extent: Thessaliae in porrectum longitudo, Plin. 4, 9, 16, § 32.

A straight line, Vitr. 10, 8.

A plain, Dig. 8, 3, 8.—Plur., Min. Fel. 17, 10.

Trop., widespread, extended: famaque et imperī Porrecta majestas ad ortum Solis ab Hesperio cubili, Hor. C. 4, 15, 15.

Hence, adv.: porrectē, widely, extensively, far (post-class.).—Comp.: porrectius ire, farther, Amm. 21, 9, 1; 29, 5, 48.