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Lewis : produco

produco, prōdūco, xi, ctum, 3 (produxe, for produxisse, Ter Ad. 4, 2, 22), v. a., to lead or bring forth, to lead forward or out. Lit. (class.): fidicinam intus, Plaut. Ep. 3, 4, 40: aliquem foras ante aedes, id. Capt. 2, 2, 2: aliquem e latebris, Petr. 126: castris omnem exercitum, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 62: copias pro castris, Caes. B. G. 1, 48.—Esp. To bring before the people, senate, or a court: aliquem in conspectum populi Romani, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 47, § 122: quempiam in contionem, id. Pis. 6, 14: cum tribunis plebis Curionem et Octavium consules produxisset, id. Brut. 60, 217; Liv. 27, 7, 4: harum rerum omnium auctores testesque, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 50, § 131: productus pro rostris, to give evidence, Suet. Jul. 20 fin.: producti in circo Flaminio in contionem, Cic. Sest. 14, 33: in judicium, to bring before a court, id. Verr. 2, 1, 43, § 113: aliquem in Sestium, id. Q. Fr. 2, 4, 1: aliquem ad necem, id. Verr. 2, 5, 60, § 157.

Of an actor, to represent, perform: nihil ab hoc (Roscio) pravum et perversum produci posse arbitrabantur, Cic. Rosc. Com. 10, 30.

To expose for sale: ancillam produxit, vendidit, Ter. Eun. 1, 2, 54: servos, id. Heaut. 1, 1, 92; Suet. Gram. 4.

To draw or place one thing before another (poet.): producere malo aliquam moram, Ter. And. 3, 5, 9: scamnum lecto, Ov. A. A. 2, 211: nubila menti, Stat. S. 5, 3, 13.

To draw or stretch out, to lengthen out, extend (poet. and post-Aug.): pelles dentibus, Mart. 9, 74, 1: ferrum incude, Juv. 15, 165: supercilium madidā fuligine tactum, id. 2, 94: lineas ex argento nigras, Plin. 33, 6, 31, § 98.

To conduct to a place: non tu eum rus hinc modo Produxe aiebas? Ter. Ad. 4, 2, 22.

To conduct to the grave, sc. a corpse or a funeral procession (poet.): nec te, tua funera, mater Produxi, Verg. A. 9, 486: longum funus ad tumulos, Luc. 2, 298.

To lead or bring along, to bring away: qui et procurrentem retrahat, et cunctantem producat, to drag forward, Col. 6, 2, 9.

To bring to light, disclose, expose: occulta ad patres produxit crimina servus, Juv. 8, 266.

In partic. To bring forth, bring into the world, to bear or beget: ego is sum qui te produxi pater, Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 129: liberos, id. Capt. 3, 5, 105; Lucil. ap. Non. 373, 2: magnanimos nos natura produxit, Sen. Ep. 104, 23: quam te Thersitae similem producat Achilles, Juv. 8, 271.

Of other subjects, to produce, make (postAug.): cibis utendum est carnem producentibus, Cels. 8, 7, 7: cum folia producere incipiunt fici, Pall. 4, 10, 30.

= adduco in indicium, to bring forth to trial, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 12, § 32 (Zumpt); Quint. 11, 3, 174.

To make to grow, to advance, promote (poet.): subolem. Hor. C. S. 17.

In pronunciation, to lengthen, prolong (class.): inclitus dicimus brevi primā litterā, insanus productā, Cic. Or. 48, 159: syllabam, Ov. P. 4, 12, 13; Quint. 1, 5, 18.

Trop. To bring forward (to distinction), to raise, promote, advance (class.): producere aliquem ad aliquam dignitatem. Cic. Fin. 3, 16, 52: aliquem omni genere honoris, Liv. 40, 56: quem tu non pro illius dignitate produxeras, Cic. Dom. 9, 21: a quibus producti sunt, exsistunt eorum ipsorum tyranni, advanced to power, id. Rep. 1, 44, 68: beneficia, quae non producunt, nec honestiorem faciunt, Sen. Ben. 2, 9, 2.

To lead, induce one to do any thing: producti sumus, ut loqueremur, Auct. Her. 1, 3, 5: productus ad aliquid faciendum, Plin. 9, 35, 59, § 122.

To draw or drag out, to lengthen out, prolong, protract (class.): producere pauperi vitam ad miseriam, Plaut. Trin. 2, 2, 59: cenam, Hor. S. 1, 5, 70: convivium ad multam noctem vario sermone, Cic. Sen. 14, 46: sermonem in multam noctem, id. Rep. 6, 10, 10: sermonem longius, id. Brut. 71, 251: Varro .. vitam Naevii producit longius, i. e. represents him as having lived longer, id. ib. 15, 60: somnum ultra primam lucem, Suet. Aug. 78: rem in hiemem, Caes. B. G. 4, 30: animas, lives, Juv. 15, 94.

To put off, to amuse, delude one with fallacious promises: aliquem falsā spe producere, Ter. And. 4, 1, 25: aliquem conditionibus, Cic. Quint. 8, 30.

Of time, to pass, spend (poet.): cyathos sorbillans diem, Ter. Ad. 4, 2, 52.

To bring up, educate: audientem dicto, mater, produxisti filiam, Plaut. As. 3, 1, 40: principes liberos, Tac. Or. 28: laevo monitu pueros avaros, Juv. 14, 228.

To make, devise, produce, bring into use: nova (vocabula) quae genitor produxerit usus, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 119.

To plant, cultivate: quicunque primum te produxit, arbor, Hor. C. 2, 13, 3.—Hence, prōductus, a, um, P. a., lengthened, long, prolonged, protracted, etc. (class.): productiore cornu sinistro, drawn out, extended, Tac. A. 13, 40 Halm: productissimum flagellum, Col. 3, 10: commoditates corporis tam productae temporibus, Cic. Fin. 4, 12, 29: dolores longinquitate producti, id. Tusc. 5, 40, 117: exitus (orationis), id. de Or. 2. 53, 213: productiora alia, et quasi immoderatius excurrentia, too long, id. Or. 53, 178; so, producta syllaba (opp. short), id. ib. 48, 159: nomen, formed by prolongation, id. N. D. 2, 26, 66: neve minor, neu sit quinto productior actu Fabula, longer, Hor. A. P. 189.

Subst.: prōducta, ōrum, n., preferable things (a transl. of the Gr. τἁ προηγμένα ): in vitā non ea, quae primario loco sunt, sed ea, quae secundum locum obtinent, προηγμένα, id est producta nominantur; quae vel ita appellemus (id erit verbum e verbo), vel promota, et remota, vel, ut dudum diximus, praeposita, vel praecipua; et illa rejecta, Cic. Fin. 3, 16, 52; cf. Sen. Ep. 74, 17.—Hence, adv.: prōductē, in a lengthened manner, long (class.): producte dicere litteram, opp. breviter, Cic. Or. 48, 159: producte dicere syllabam, opp. correpte, Gell. 2, 17, 5.—Comp.: syllaba productius pronunciata, Gell. 4, 17, 8.