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Lewis : recondo

recondo, rĕcondo, dĭdi, dĭtum, 3, v. a., to put up again, put back again; to lay up, put or stow away, hoard; to shut up, close; to hide, conceal, bury, etc. (cf.: abscondo, occulo, retrudo, abdo). Lit.: gladium cruentatum in vaginam recondidit, put up again, sheathe, Cic. Inv. 2, 4, 14: gladium in vaginā, id. Cat. 1, 2, 4; cf. id. Inv. 2, 4, 14: cum Lepidus flammae vi e rogo ejectus recondi propter ardorem non potuisset, put back again, Plin. 7, 53, 54, § 186: reliquias (ciborum) aliquo, * Plaut. Stich. 1, 3, 78; cf.: uvas in amphoras, Col. 12, 16, 3: uvas in vasis, id. 12, 15 fin.: victum tectis, id. ib. prooem. § 12: Caecubum, Hor. C. 3, 28, 2: opes aerario, Quint. 10, 3, 3: frumentum in annos, Col. 2, 20, 6: se, to bury one's self, Sen. Ep. 8, 1: se in locum, ex quo, etc., to hide one's self, Quint. 10, 3, 25: quod celari opus erat, habebant sepositum et reconditum, hid away, concealed, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 10, § 24; cf.: nihil tam clausum neque tam reconditum, id. ib. 2, 4, 20, § 40: recondita alia invenerunt, Liv. 8, 18: imo reconditus antro, Ov. M. 1, 583; cf. nube, id. ib. 3, 273: silvā, id. ib. 4, 339; Flor. 1, 13, 11 Duk. (cf. Liv. 5, 51, 9 Drak., and v. the foll.).—Poet.: oculos, to close again (opp. erigere), Ov. M. 4, 146: avidā recondidit alvo, hid, i. e. swallowed, id. ib. 12, 17; cf.: cum subito Triton ore recondit aquam, sucks in, i. q. absorbet, Prop. 2, 32 (3, 30), 16: ensem in pulmone, to bury, sheathe, plunge, Verg. A. 10, 387; so, gladium lateri, Ov. M. 12, 482.

Trop.: mens alia visa sic arripit, ut his statim utatur, alia recondit, e quibus memoria oritur, lays up, stores away, Cic. Ac. 2, 10, 30; cf.: verba, vultus in crimen detorquens recondebat, Tac. A. 1, 7 fin.; and, odia, id. ib. 1, 69 fin.: Venerem interius recondere, Verg. G. 3, 137: quos fama obscura recondit, id. A. 5, 302: voluptates, to keep secret, Tac. A. 4, 57: in hoc me recondidi ... ut prodesse pluribus possem, went into retirement, Sen. Ep. 8, 1; cf.: penitus quicquid arcani apparo, id Herc. Oet. 478: praecepta mea reconde, Vulg. Prov. 7, 1.

Hence, rĕcondĭtus, a, um, P. a., put away, out of the way, hidden, concealed, retired, sequestered. Lit.: neque tabulis et signis propalam collocatis, sed his omnibus rebus constructis ac reconditis, Cic. de Or. 1, 35, 161: quid Aegyptus? ut occulte latet! ut recondita est! id. Agr. 2, 16, 41; cf. locus, id. Verr. 2, 3, 89, § 207; so, saltus, Cat. 34, 11: venae auri argentique, deep-lying, concealed, Cic. N. D. 2, 39, 98: habemus senatus consultum, verum inclusum in tabulis, tamquam in vaginā reconditum, id. Cat. 1, 2, 4.—Subst.: rĕcondĭtum, i, n., a secret place, Plin. 33, 1, 6, § 25.—Plur.: rĕ-condĭta, ōrum, n., remote, sequestered places: Pergami in occultis ac reconditis templi, * Caes. B. C. 3, 105, 4.

Trop., hidden, profound, abstruse, recondite: litterae, Cic. N. D. 3, 16, 42; cf.: reconditae abstrusaeque res, id. Brut. 11, 44; and, reconditiora, opp. quae in promptu sunt, id. Ac. 2, 4, 10: artes, id. de Or. 1, 3, 8; cf. id. Off. 1, 27, 95: causae, Tac. Or. 28: reconditae exquisitaeque sententiae, profound, recondite, Cic. Brut. 97, 274: verba, unusual, August. ap. Suet. Aug. 86: (natura) speciem ita formavit oris, ut in eā penitus reconditos mores effingeret, concealed, hidden, Cic. Leg. 1, 9, 26; cf.: Quinctius naturā tristi ac reconditā fuit, of a reserved disposition, id. Quint. 18, 59.—Sup. and adv. do not occur.