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Lewis : summoveo

summoveo summŏvĕo (subm-), mōvi, mōtum, 2 (sync. form of the pluperf. subj. summosses, Hor. S. 1, 9, 48), v. a., to send or drive off or away, to remove (freq. and class.; cf.: repello, amolior). Lit. In gen.: hostes a portā, Caes. B. G. 7, 50: hostes ex muro ac turribus, id. B. C. 2, 11: hostes ex agro Romano trans Anienem, Liv. 4, 17, 11: hostium lembos statione, id. 45, 10, 2: recusantes advocatos, Cic. Quint. 8, 31: quam (Academiam) summovere non audeo, id. Leg. 1, 13, 39: summotā contione, id. Fl. 7, 15; cf.: summoto populo, Liv. 26, 38, 8: submotis velut in aliam insulam hostibus, Tac. Agr. 23: maris litora, to remove, extend (by moles), Hor. C. 2, 18, 21: informes hiemes, id. ib. 2, 10, 17: regnum ipsum, Plin. Pan. 55, 7: piratas mari, Flor. 4, 6: ut legati juberentur, summoto eo (Caesare) milites alloqui, Vell. 2, 62, 5. —Poet.: hic spelunca fuit vasto submota reccssu (sc. ex oculis), Verg. A. 8, 193.—Of things: ubi Alpes Germaniam ab Italiā summovent, separate, Plin. 3, 19, 23, § 132: silva Phoebeos summovet ictus, wards off, Ov. M. 5, 389.

In partic. Of a lictor, to clear away, remove people standing in the way, to make room: i, lictor, summove turbam, Liv. 3, 48, 3; 2, 56, 10; 4, 50, 5; 25, 3, 16; 45, 7, 4: nemo submovebatur, Plin. Pan. 76, 8.—Impers. pass.: cui summovetur, Sen. Ep. 94, 60: sederunt in tribunali, lictor apparuit, summoto incesserunt, after room had been made, Liv. 28, 27, 15: incedit (bos) submoto, Plin. 8, 46, 71, § 185: summoto aditus, access after the lictors had made room, id. 45, 29, 2 Weissenb. ad loc.; 45, 7, 4; Inscr. Fratr. Arv. ap. Marin. 25; 32; 35.

Transf., to remove, dispel, etc.: non gazae neque consularis Summovet lictor miseros tumultus Mentis et curas, Hor. C. 2, 16, 10; cf.: submove vitia, Sen. Ep. 94, 60.

In econom. lang., to clear off, sell off stock: oves, Col. 7, 3, 14: agnos, id. 7, 4, 3.

Trop., to put or keep away, to withdraw, withhold, remove (syn. sepono): aliquem a re publicā, from civil affairs, Cic. Fragm. ap. Quint. 11, 1, 85: aliquem administratione reipublicae, Suet. Caes. 16; cf. id. ib. 28: reges a bello, Liv. 45, 23: sermonem a prooemio, Quint. 4, 1, 63: magnitudine poenae maleficio summoveri, Cic. Rosc. Am. 25, 70: summotus pudor, Hor. Epod. 11, 18: scrupulum, Col. 4, 29, 3: summovendum est utrumque ambitionis genus, Quint. 12, 7, 6: hiemem tecto, Luc. 2, 385.

Esp., to banish: ad Histrum, Ov. P. 3, 4, 91: patriā, id. ib. 4, 16, 47: aliquem urbe et Italiā, Suet. Aug. 45 fin.: summotum defendis amicum, Ov. Tr. 3, 4, 41.