Lewis & Short

porrĭcĭo (porĭ-), ēci, ectum, 3, v. a. [old prep. port (v. pōno) and root ric-, to extend; cf. rica, a flowing veil].

  1. I. Lit., to lay before, to offer sacrifice to the gods: exta porriciunto, diis danto in altaria, Veran. ap. Macr. S. 3, 2: atrocia porriciunt exta ministratores, Naev. ap. Non. 76, 6; Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 32: cruda exta in mare porricit, Liv. 29, 27; cf.: extaque salsos Porriciam in fluctus, Verg. A. 5, 238 and 776; Fenest. ap. Non. 154, 21.
    Prov.: inter caesa et porrecta ut aiunt, between the slaying and the offering of the victim, i. e. at the last moment, at the eleventh hour, Cic. Att. 5, 18, 1.
  2. * II. Transf., apart from relig. lang., to bring forth, produce any thing: seges frumentum porricit, Varr. R. R. 1, 29 fin.