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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Ablative of Separation

401. Verbs meaning to remove, set free, be absent, deprive, and want, take the Ablative (sometimes with ab or ex):—

oculīs sē prīvāvit (Fin. 5.87), he deprived himself of eyes.

omnī Galliā Rōmānīs interdīcit (B. G. 1.46), he (Ariovistus) bars the Romans from the whole of Gaul.

eī aquā et īgnī interdīcitur (Vell. 2.45), he is debarred the use of fire and water. [The regular formula of banishment.]

voluptātibus carēre (Cat. M. 7), to lack enjoyments.

nōn egeō medicīnā (Lael. 10), I want no physic.

levāmur superstitiōne, līberāmur mortis metū (Fin. 1.63), we are relieved from superstition, we are freed from fear of death.

solūtī ā cupiditātibus (Leg. Agr. 1.27), freed from desires.

multōs ex hīs incommodīs pecūniā sē līberāsse (Verr. 5.23), that many have freed themselves by money from these inconveniences.

For the Genitive with verbs of separation and want, see § 356 . N.

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