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Lewis : seduco

seduco, sēdūco, xi, ctum, 3, v. a. To lead aside or apart, to draw aside; to lead away, carry off; to set aside, put by, etc. (syn. sevoco). Lit. (class.): te huc foras seduxi, Ut, etc., Plaut. Aul. 2, 1, 14; cf.: Pamphilus me solum seducit foras, Ter. Hec. 1, 2, 69: me rursus seducit, Cic. Att. 5, 21, 12: aliquem solum seorsum ab aedibus, Plaut. As. 2, 2, 95: aliquem paululum a turbā, Petr. 13, 2: singulos separatim, Liv. 30, 5: aliquem blandā manu, Ov. M. 2, 691: aliquem in secretum, Phaedr. 3, 10, 11 al.

Absol.: prehendit dextram, seducit, Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 60: quod a te seductus est tuoque beneficio adhuc vivit, was withdrawn, taken out of the way, Cic. Fam. 10, 28, 1; cf.: aliquem a debitā peste, id. Phil. 13, 10, 22: ocellos, to turn away, avert, Prop. 1, 9, 27.

Of abstract subjects: et dum avaritia seducere aliquid cupit atque in suum vertere, omnia fecit aliena, to lay by, Sen. Ep. 90, 38.

Trop. In gen., to remove, separate, etc. (not ante-Aug. and rare): quiddam a corporibus seductum, Sen. Ep. 117, 13: non potes (Helvia) ad obtinendum dolorem muliebre nomen praetendere, ex quo te virtutes tuae seduxerunt, have removed, separated you, Sen. Cons. ad Helv. 16: vacuos ocellos, Prop. 1, 9, 27.

In partic., to lead astray, mislead, seduce (eccl. Lat.), Tert. adv. Marc. 2, 8; Aug. Conf. 2, 3 med.; id. Tract. in Johan. 29; id. Civ. Dei, 14, 11 fin.; Vulg. Exod. 22, 16 et saep.

Tc. put asunder, separate, divide (only poet. and rare; syn.: secerno, sejungo): seducit terras haec brevis unda duas, Ov. H. 19, 142; so, immensos recessus (Caspia claustra), Luc. 8, 291: quarto seducunt castra volatu, i. e. divide into two adverse squadrons, Ov. M. 13, 611: plura locuturi subito seducimur imbre, id. F. 4, 385.—With abl.: cum frigida mors animā seduxerit artus, Verg. A. 4, 385.—Hence, sēductus, a, um, P. a. (acc. to I.), remote, distant, apart (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): ex alto seductas aethere longe Despectat terras, Ov. M. 4, 622: recessus gurgitis, id. ib. 13, 902. —Of distance in an upward direction: mons erat audaci seductus in aethera dorso, far uplifted, lofty, Stat. Th. 3, 460: consilia non publica sed in privato seductaque a plurium conscientiā, Liv. 2, 54, 7: ut illis non minus hos seductos et quasi rusticos, retired, living in solitude, Plin. Ep. 7, 25, 5: seductum vitae genus, retired, Sen. Cons. ad Helv. 19, 2; cf.: quorum (hominum) maxime in seducto actiones sunt, in retirement, solitude, id. Tranq. 3, 2.