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immolo immŏlo (inm-), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. inmola. Orig., to sprinkle a victim with sacrificial meal (mola salsa): olim hostiae immolatae dicebantur mola salsa tactae, cum vero ictae et aliquid ex illis in aram datum, mactatae dicebantur, Serv. ad Verg. A. 4, 57.—So only in one other example in Cato: boves immolati, Cato ap. Serv. Verg. A. 10, 541.—Far more freq. and class., Transf., to bring as an offering, to offer, sacrifice, immolate (cf. macto): ego hodie dis meis iratissumis sex agnos immolavi, Plaut. Poen. 2, 5: Musis bovem immolasse dicitur, Cic. N. D. 3, 36, 88: bovem Dianae, Liv. 1, 45, 7; cf.: Dianae vitulum, Cic. Inv. 2, 31, 94: hostias, id. Tusc. 3, 26, 63: animalia capta, Caes. B. G. 4, 17. 3: agnum, Hor. C. 4, 11, 7: aut pro victimis homines immolant aut se immolaturos vovent, Caes. B. G. 4, 16, 2: homines, Cic. Rep. 3, 9; id. Front. 10, 21: filiam, Quint. 3, 11, 6: puerum, Plin. 8, 22, 34, § 82: qui hominem immolaverint, exve ejus sanguine litaverint, etc., Paul. Sent. 5, 23, 16: porca, quae Cereri immolatur, Veran. ap. Paul. ex Fest. p. 250 Müll.—Absol.: cum Sulla immolaret ante praetorium, Cic. Div. 1, 33, 72: nemo nostrum est, quin, etiam cum de alia re immolaret, tamen, etc., Caecin. ap. Cic. Fam. 6, 7, 2: cum immolanti aufugisset hostia, Suet. Caes. 59; 18; id. Aug. 95.—Pass. impers.: cum pluribus dis immolatur, Civ. Div. 2, 17, 38.—With abl. of the offering: quibus hostiis immolandum cuique deo, cui majoribus, cui lactentibus, etc., Cic. Leg. 2, 12, 29: itaque Jovi tauro, verre, ariete immolari non licet, Capit. ap. Macr. S. 3, 10, 3; cf. ib. § 4.

Poet., in a still more general sense, to sacrifice, slay: Pallas te hoc vulnere, Pallas Immolat, Verg. A. 12, 949: inferias quos (juvenes) immolet umbris, id. ib. 10, 519; Phaedr. 4, 6, 10.

(Eccl. Lat.) To present as an offering, render: humilitatem animae suae deo, Tert. Cult. Fem. 2, 9: paenitentiam deo, id. Pudic. 10: cui populus suffragiis immolat, does homage to, id. de Anim. 33.