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reicio rēĭcĭo (better than rē-jĭcĭo), rejēci, jectum, 3 (reicis, dissyl., Stat. Th. 4, 574; and likewise reice, Verg. E. 3, 96; and perh. also, Plaut. As. 2, 1, 6; scanned elsewhere throughout rēĭcio, etc.), v. a. jacio, to throw, cast, or fling back (freq. and class.; cf.: remitto, retorqueo). Lit. In gen. Of inanim. objects: imago nostros oculos rejecta revisit, Lucr. 4, 285; 4, 107; cf. id. 4, 570: telum in hostes, Caes. B. G. 1, 46: tunicam reicere, i. e. to fling back, fling over the shoulder (whereas abicere is to throw off, Cic. Att. 4, 2, 4), Lucil. ap. Varr. L. L. 6, § 69 Müll.; cf.: togam in umerum, Quint. 11, 3, 131; 140: togam a sinistro, id. 11, 3, 144: togam ab umero, Liv. 23, 8 fin.: amictum ex umeris, Verg. A. 5, 421: ex umeris' vestem, Ov. M. 2, 582: de corpore vestem, id. ib. 9, 32: penulam, Cic. Mil. 10, 29; Phaedr. 5, 2, 5 Burm.: sagulum, Cic. Pis. 23, 55; Suet. Aug. 26: amictum, Prop. 2, 23 (3, 17), 13: vestem, Cat. 66, 81 al.: ab ore colubras, Ov. M. 4, 474: capillum circum caput neglegenter, Ter. Heaut. 2, 3, 50: manibus ad tergum rejectis, thrown back or behind, Asin. Pol. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 32, 3: manus post terga, Plin. 28, 4, 11, § 45: scutum, to throw over one's back (in flight), Cic. de Or. 2, 72, 294; Galb. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 30, 3: parmas, Verg. A. 11, 619: ut janua in publicum reiceretur, might be thrown back, Plin. 36, 15, 24, § 112: fatigata membra rejecit, i. e. stretched on the ground, Curt. 10, 5, 3: voluit ... Reicere Alcides a se mea pectora, to push back, Ov. M. 9, 51: librum e gremio suo, to fling away, id. Tr. 1, 1, 66: sanguinem ore, to cast up, vomit, Plin. 26, 12, 82, § 131; so, sanguinem, Plin. Ep. 5, 19, 6; 8, 1, 2: bilem, Plin. 23, 6, 57, § 106: vinum, Suet. Aug. 77: aliquid ab stomacho, Scrib. Comp. 191.

Poet.: oculos Rutulorum reicit arvis, turns away, averts, Verg. A. 10, 473: pars (vocum) solidis adlisa locis rejecta sonorem Reddit, echoed, Lucr. 4, 570.

Of living objects, to drive back, chase back, force back, repel (so in gen. not found in class. prose authors): hominem, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 3, 19: aliquem, id. Merc. 5, 2, 69: in bubilem reicere (boves), id. Pers. 2, 5, 18: pascentes a flumine capellas, Verg. E. 3, 96: in postremam aciem, to place in the rear, Liv. 8, 8.

Reicere se, to throw or cast one's self back or again; or, in gen., to throw or fling one's self anywhere: tum illa Rejecit se in eum, flung herself into his arms, Ter. And. 1, 1, 109: se in gremium tuom, Lucr. 1, 34: se in grabatum, Petr. 92, 3; cf.: in cubile rejectus est, id. 103, 5; cf.: fatigata membra rejecit, leaned back, Curt. 10, 5, 3.

In partic. Milit. t. t., to force back, beat back, repel, repulse the enemy (cf.: repello, reprimo, refuto): eos, qui eruptionem fecerant, in urbem reiciebant, Caes. B. C. 2, 2 fin.: reliqui in oppidum rejecti sunt, id. B. G. 2, 33; 1, 24 fin.: Tusci rejecti armis, Verg. A. 11, 630: ab Antiocheā hostem, Cic. Fam. 2, 10, 2; cf.: praesidia adversariorum Calydone, Caes. B. C. 3, 35 (where, however, as id. ib. 3, 46, the MSS. vacillate between rejecti and dejecti; v. Oud. N. cr.).

Nautical t. t.: reici, to be driven back by a storm (while deferri or deici signifies to be cast away, and eici to be thrown on the shore, stranded; v. Liv. 44, 19, 2 Drak.): naves tempestate rejectas eodem, unde erant profectae, revertisse, Caes. B. G. 5, 5; so, naves, id. ib. 5, 23: a Leucopetrā profectus ... rejectus sum austro vehementi ad eandem Leucopetram, Cic. Att. 16, 7, 1; cf. id. Phil. 1, 3, 7; id. Caecin. 30, 88: sin reflantibus ventis reiciemur, id. Tusc. 1, 49, 119; id. Att. 3, 8, 2. Trop. In gen., to cast off, remove, repel, reject: abs te socordiam omnem reice, Plaut. As. 2, 1, 6: abs te religionem, Att. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 65 Müll. (Trag. Rel. v. 430 Rib.): quam ut a nobis ratio verissima longe reiciat, Lucr. 6, 81: (hanc proscriptionem) nisi hoc judicio a vobis reicitis et aspernamini, Cic. Rosc. Am. 53, 153: ab his reicientur plagae balistarum, Vitr. 10, 20: foedum contactum a casto corpore, Plin. Ep. 4, 11, 9; Ter. Phorm. prol. 18: ferrum et audaciam, Cic. Mur. 37, 79; cf. ictus, Stat. Th. 6, 770; and: minas Hannibalis retrorsum, Hor. C. 4, 8, 16: (in Verrinis) facilius quod reici quam quod adici possit invenient, Quint. 6, 3, 5.

In partic. Pregn., to reject contemptuously; to refuse, scorn, disdain, despise; esp. of a lover, etc.: forsitan nos reiciat, Ter. Phorm. 4, 5, 5: petentem, Ov. M. 9, 512: Lydiam, Hor. C. 3, 9, 20: Socratem omnem istam disputationem rejecisse et tantum de vitā et moribus solitum esse quaerere, Cic. Rep. 1, 10, 16: refutetur ac reiciatur ille clamor, id. Tusc. 2, 23, 55: qui Ennii Medeam spernat aut reiciat, id. Fin. 1, 2, 4; of an appeal to the Senate: quae cum rejecta relatio esset, Liv. 2, 31, 9: recens dolor consolationes reicit ac refugit, Plin. Ep. 5, 16, 11: ad bona deligenda et reicienda contraria, Cic. Leg. 1, 23, 60; cf. (vulgares reïce taedas, deligere), Ov. M. 14, 677: rejectā praedā, Hor. S. 2, 3, 68: condiciones, Auct. B. Alex. 39: rejecit dona nocentium, Hor. C. 4, 9, 42.

In jurid. lang.: judices reicere, to set aside, challenge peremptorily, reject the judges appointed by lot: cum ex CXXV. judicibus quinque et LXX. reus reiceret, Cic. Planc. 17, 41; 15, 36; id. Att. 1, 16, 3; id. Verr. 2, 1, 7, § 18; 2, 3, 11, § 28; 2, 3, 13, § 32; 2, 3, 59, § 146; id. Vatin. 11, 27; Plin. Pan. 36, 4.

In the philosoph. lang. of the Stoics: reicienda and rejecta (as a transl. of the Gr. ἀποπροηγμένα ), rejectable things, i. e. evils to be rejected, Cic. Fin. 5, 26, 78; 3, 16, 52; id. Ac. 1, 10, 37; cf. rejectaneus.

With a designation of the term. ad quem, to refer to, make over to, remand to: ad ipsam te epistulam reicio, Cic. Att. 9, 13, 8: in hunc gregem vos Sullam reicietis? id. Sull. 28, 77 (with transferre).

Publicists' t. t.: reicere aliquid or aliquem ad senatum (consules, populum, pontifices, etc.), to refer a matter, or the one whom it concerns, from one's self to some other officer or authorized body (esp. freq. in Liv.; v. the passages in Liv. 2, 22, 5 Drak.): totam rem ad Pompeium, Caes. B. C. 3, 17: senatus a se rem ad populum rejecit, Liv. 2, 27, 5; cf.: ab tribunis ad senatum res est rejecta, id. 40, 29; and: rem ad senatum, id. 5, 22, 1: aliquid ad pontificum collegium, id. 41, 16; so, rem ad pontifices, Ver. Flac. ap. Gell. 5, 17, 2: rem ad Hannibalem, Liv. 21, 31; id. 2, 28: tu hoc animo esse debes, ut nihil huc reicias, Cic. Fam. 10, 16, 2.—Of personal objects: legati ab senatu rejecti ad populum, deos rogaverunt, etc., Liv. 7, 20; so id. 8, 1; 9, 43; 24, 2; 39, 3.

Absol.: tribuni appellati ad senatum rejecerunt, Liv. 27, 8; 42, 32 fin.— With respect to time, to put off to a later period, to defer, postpone (Ciceronian): a Kal. Febr. legationes in Idus Febr. reiciebantur, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 3, 1: reliqua in mensem Januarium, id. ib. 2, 1, 3: repente abs te in mensem Quintilem rejecti sumus, id. Att. 1, 4, 1.

* Reicere se aliquo, to fling one's self on a thing, i. e. apply one's self to it (very rare): crede mihi, Caesarem ... maximum beneficium te sibi dedisse judicaturum, si huc te reicis, Balb. ap. Cic. Att. 8, 15, A, § 1.