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rĕ-sĭlĭo, ŭi (resiliit, Quadrig. ap. Prisc. p. 906 P.; resilivi, Sen. Contr. 1, 3, 4), 4, v. n., to leap or spring back (rare but class.).

I. Lit.: (exit in terram) in Indiae fluminibus certum genus piscium, ac deinde resilit, Plin. 9, 19, 35, 71: recedere sensim datur (oratoribus): Quidam et resiliunt, quod est plane ridiculum, Quint. 11, 3, 127: (ranae) saepe In gelidos resilire lacus, Ov. M. 6, 374: piratae in aquas suas, Flor. 3, 6, 6: velites ad manipulos, Liv. 30, 33 fin.: a taetro veneno, Lucr. 4, 685: polypus ab odore cunilae, Plin. 10, 70, 90, 195; 34, 8, 19, 75.—

b. Transf., of things as subjects, to spring back, start back, rebound, recoil, retreat, Lucr. 4, 347: juvenis ferit ora sarissā. Non secus haec resilit, quam tecti a culmine grando, Ov. M. 12, 480: ignis ab ictu, Plin. 2, 54, 55, 142: (cervices) ab imposito nuper jugo, Flor. 4, 12, 2: resilire guttas, Plin. 11, 15, 15, 39: radii infracti, id. 2, 38, 38, 103: vulvae tactu, id. 22, 13, 15, 31: (Taurus mons) resilit ad Septentriones, retreats, recedes, id. 5, 27, 27, 97: in spatium resilire manus breve vidit, to shrink, contract, Ov. M. 3, 677; cf.: (mamma) detracto alumno suo sterilescit ilice ac resilit, Plin. 11, 40, 95, 234. —

II. Trop., to recoil, start back, shrink from: ubi scopulum offendis ejusmodi ut ab hoc crimen resilire videas, Cic. Rosc. Am. 29, 79: instandum iis, quae placere intellexeris, resiliendum ab iis, quae non recipientur, Quint. 12, 10, 56: ut liceret resilire emptori, meliore conditione allatā, to withdraw, recede, Dig. 18, 2, 9.