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rē-clūdo (-claudo, Coripp. 3 Joann. 118), si, sum, 3, v. a.

I. (Acc. to re, II. 1.) To unclose what had been closed, to open, throw or lay open; to disclose, reveal (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; syn.: resero, aperio, pando): pergam pultare ostium. Heus reclude: heus, Tranio, etiam aperis? Plaut. Most. 4, 2, 28: natus nemo in aedibus servat, neque qui recludat neque respondeat, id. ib. 2, 2, 22; id. Poen. 3, 4, 19; id. Rud. 2, 3, 82; cf. fores, Lucr. 3, 360: aeratas hosti rēcludere portas, Ov. M. 8, 41; cf. id. ib. 7, 647; Tac. A. 14, 44; Prop. 3, 19, 24: ostia, Lucr. 3, 366: portas, Verg. A. 7, 617; 9, 675; Ov. M. 14, 781: viam arcis, id. ib. 14, 776: reclusā Mane domo vigilare, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 103: stabula, Ov. H. 8, 17: adyta, Verg. A. 3, 92: locum, Quint. 7, 2, 44: armarium, Plaut. Capt. 4, 4, 10: pectora pecudum (in augury), Verg. A. 4, 63: specus quaerendis venis argenti, Tac. A. 11, 20: recludit se specus, Sil. 13, 424: humum, to dig up, Tac. A. 2, 25; cf.: tellurem dente unco, to break up, till, Verg. G. 2, 423.— Of the underworld: regna recludat Pallida, Verg. A. 8, 244: non optanda regna, Sil. 13, 523: januam leti, Val. Fl. 4, 231.— Of the grave: aequa tellus Pauperi recluditur, Hor. C. 2, 18, 33: contecta vulnera (with aperire), Tac. H. 2, 77: pectus mucrone, Verg. A. 10, 601; cf.: ense pectus, Hor. Epod. 17, 71; and: ense jugulum, Ov. M. 7, 285: ensem, to draw, unsheathe, Verg. A. 4, 646; 9, 423: thesauros tellure, to disclose, reveal, id. ib. 1, 358; id. G. 2, 423; cf. id. ib. 12, 924: (ubi sol) caelum aestivā luce reclusit, id. ib. 4, 52.—Of springs: ora fontana, Ov. F. 1, 269: fontes, Verg. G. 2, 175: psittacus reclusus, set free, Stat. S. 2, 4, 32. —

B. Trop.: iram, to unclose, let loose, Poët. ap. Cic. N. D. 3, 26, 66: subdolus avaritiam ac libidinem occultans: quae postquam pecuniā reclusa sunt, etc., Tac. A. 16, 32; cf.: ebrietas operta recludit, Hor. Ep. 1, 5, 16: si recludantur tyrannorum mentes, Tac. A. 6, 6: superas mentes, Sil. 1, 19; cf.: principis justitiam, gravitatem, comitatem, Plin. Ep. 6, 31, 2: virtus recludens immeritis mori Caelum, Hor. C. 3, 2, 21: (Mercurius) Non lenis precibus fata recludere, to relax, obviate the decrees of fate, id. ib. 1, 24, 17.—

II. To shut off or up (postclass. and rare): singulas separatim, Just. 1, 9, 16: ficus a se separatas, Pall. 4, 10, 33: matronas in carcerem, Just. 26, 1, 7; cf. Tert. Idol. 17 fin.: tamquam recluso Jani templo, Amm. 16, 10, 1 (in Flor. 4, 12, 64, dub.): speculum, Stat. S. 3, 4, 93; Vulg. Lev. 13, 4: aliquem in carcerem, id. Num. 15, 34.—

B. Trop.: quod cognatis a praetore apertum est, hoc agnatis esse reclusum, Just. Inst. 3, 2, 7: nebulā recludens omnia, Sedul. 5, 390.