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proicio prōĭcĭo (projĭcĭo), jēci, jectum, 3, v. a. jacio. Lit. In gen., to throw forth or before; to fling away, throw down; to throw, thrust, drive, or put out; to stretch out, hold out, extend: projectum odoraris cibum, thrown before or to you, Hor. Epod. 6, 10: frusto cibarii panis ei projecto, App. M. 6, p. 177, 36: cadavera projecta, Varr. L. L. 5, § 25 Müll.: crates, Caes. B. G. 7, 81: aquilam intra vallum, id. ib. 5, 37: aurum in mediā Libyā, Hor. S. 2, 3, 100: aliquid in ignem, Caes. B. G. 7, 25: geminos cestus in medium, Verg. A. 5, 402: tela manu, id. ib. 6, 835: arma, of one in flight (cf.: abicere arma, Just. 8, 2, 4), Caes. B. C. 3, 98; id. B. G. 7, 40; 8, 29; Hirt. B. Alex. 76: omnibus projectis fugae consilium capere, Caes. B. C. 1, 20: insepultos, Liv. 29, 9; Suet. Vesp. 21, 3, 19: Diogenes proici se jussit inhumatum, Cic. Tusc. 1, 43, 104: parvam, to cast out, expose, Plaut. Cist. 2, 3, 74: artus, to stretch out, Val. Fl. 7, 141: hastam, to hold out, extend, Nep. Chabr. 1, 2: strato graves artus, Val. Fl. 7, 141: scutum, to hold in front, to oppose, Sisenn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 4; Liv. 7, 10; cf.: projecto prae se clipeo, id. 32, 25: proicere se ad pedes alicujus, Cic. Sest. 11, 26; Caes. B. G. 1, 31: ad genua alicujus se proicere, Liv. 26, 32, 8: se ex navi, Caes. B. G. 4, 25: se super exanimem amicum, Verg. A. 9, 444: se in forum, Liv. 2, 23; cf.: projecturus semet in flumen, Curt. 9, 4, 12; Gai. Inst. 3, 219.

In partic. To cast out, expel; to exile, banish: tantam pestem evomere et proicere, Cic. Cat. 2, 1, 2: in exilium proici, Sen. Prov. 3, 2: aliquem ab urbe, Ov. M. 15, 504: vix duo projecto (mihi) tulistis opem, id. P. 2, 3, 30: Agrippam in insulam, Tac. A. 1, 3; 4, 71: a facie tuā, Vulg. Psa. 50, 12.

In architecture, to let any part of a building jut out, to cause to project: tectum, Cic. Top. 4, 24: jus immittendi tigna in parietem vicini, proiciendi, protegendi, etc., Dig. 8, 2, 1.

Trop. To throw away, i. e. to give up, yield, resign, renounce, reject, disdain, etc. (cf. depono): nec pro his libertatem, sed pro libertate haec proicias, Cic. Phil. 13, 3, 6; id. Rab. Post. 12, 33: patriam virtutem, Caes. B. G. 2, 15: spem salutis, Plin. Ep. 7, 27, 3: ampullas et sesquipedalia verba, Hor. A. P. 97: pudorem, Ov. M. 6, 544: senatūs auctoritatem, Tac. A. 1, 42; cf. Cic. Fam. 14, 2, 8: diem, to deprive one's self of the light of day, to blind one's self, Stat. Th. 2, 237.—Esp. of life: animas, Verg. A. 6, 436: vitam, Luc. 4, 526.—With personal objects: aliquem, to neglect, desert, forsake, abandon, Caes. B. C. 2, 32, 8: Deum, Vulg. 1 Reg. 10, 19.

With se, to rush into any thing: si qui se in hoc judicium forte projecerint, Cic. Cael. 9, 22.

In partic. To rush into danger: epistulae tuae monent et rogant, ne me proiciam, Cic. Att. 9, 6, 5: non integrā re, sed certe minus infractā, quam si una projeceris te, id. ib. 9, 10, 8; cf.: in miserias projectus sum, Sall. J. 14, 21.

To degrade one's self: se in muliebres et inutiles fletus, Liv. 25, 37, 10.

To obtrude itself: quae libido non se proripiet ac proiciet occultatione propositā, Cic. Fin. 2, 22, 73.

To put off as to time, to defer, delay (post-Aug.): quantum odii fore ab iis qui ultra quinquennium proiciantur, Tac. A. 2, 36.

Hence, prōjectus, a, um, P. a. Lit., stretched out, extended, jutting out, projecting: urbs projecta in altum, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 10, § 21: projecta saxa, Verg. A. 3, 699: ova, Liv. 22, 20; and: insula a septentrione in meridiem projecta, Plin. 3, 6, 12, § 80: ventre projecto, projecting, prominent, Suet. Ner. 51; cf. in comp.: ventre paulo projectiore, id. Tit. 3.—Hence, Subst.: prō-jectum, i, n., a jutty, projection, projecture in a building, Dig. 50, 16, 242; 43, 17, 6; 43, 24, 22.

Trop. Prominent, manifest: projecta atque eminens audacia, Cic. Clu. 65, 183; id. Rep. 3, 7, 11 (from Non. 373, 25): cupiditas, id. Dom. 44, 115.

Inclined, addicted to any thing, immoderate in any thing: homo ad audendum projectus, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 1, § 2: homines in verba projecti, Gell. 1, 15, 20: in libidinem, Just. 41, 3, 9.—Sup.: projectissima ad libidinem gens, Tac. H. 5, 5.

Thrown away; hence, abject, mean, base, contemptible, = abjectus, contemptus: non esse projectum consulare imperium, Liv. 2, 27: projecta patientia, Tac. A. 3, 65 fin.: projectā vilior algā, Verg. E. 7, 42.—Comp.: quid esse vobis aestimem projectius? Prud. στεφ . 10, 153.

Downcast: vultus projectus et degener, Tac. H. 3, 65.—Hence, adv.: prō-jectē, carelessly, indifferently (post-class.): Tert. Pud. 13.