deserere

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hoc facere Iason potuit, erepto patre patria atque regno sedibus solam exteris deserere durus?
(52.) PP IV 777 C-D, 425; JEAUNEAU cit., 53: "Casus quippe illius maximus et miserrimus errat scientiam et sapientiam sibi insitam deserere, et in profundam ignorantiam subnet et creatoris sui labi, quamvis appetitus beatitudinis, quam perdiderat, etiam post casum in ea remansisse intelligatur, qui in ea millo modo remaneret, si se ipsam et deum suum ornnino ignoraret".
1.24: sed ut omittam pericula, labores, dolorem etiam quem optimus quisque pro patria et pro suis suscipit, ut non modo nullam captet sed etiam praetereat omnes voluptates, dolores denique quosvis suscipere malit quam deserere ullam officii partem (But I skip over the dangers, toil, and even pain which each good citizen accepts on behalf of his country and people, such that he not only does not seek any enjoyment for himself but he actually neglects all pleasures, preferring to endure any suffering than to forsake any aspect of his duty).
It is interesting too that the Egyptian hieroglyphic origin of the word pronounced as "tesert" developed into the Latin verb "deserere" meaning to abandon or forsake (Jasper 2).
116), she is totally isolated, bereft even of the husband for whom she gave up family and home: "hoc facere Iason potuit, erepto patre / patria atque regno sedibus solam exteris / deserere durus?" (Was callous Jason really capable of this, after my father and fatherland and kingdom had been stripped away, to abandon me alone in a foreign land?; ll.
Etymologically, desert comes from the Latin verb deserere, which means to leave or abandon, and from its past participle desertum (also used as an adjective), which means deserted or abandoned.
"Evangelista Nicodemum nobis describit quasi hominem medium, qui neque serio piae doctrinae patrocinium suscipere audeat, nec tamen sustineat veritatem opprimi" (Calvin, CO 47:186), and "Non volebat hic Christo palam adhaerere, apud hostes eius sedebat, neque patrocinari ipsi aperte audebat, attamen in totum eum deserere non potuit" (Bucer, Enarratio, 306).