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ăd-orno , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., prepare a thing for some definite object, to get ready, to furnish, provide, fit out, equip, κοσμέω.
II. To put an ornament upon one; hence, to decorate, adorn, embellish with something (mostly in the Aug. per.; esp. in the histt.): aliquem aliqua re: “(Numa) flaminem insigni veste et curuli regiā sellā adornavit,Liv. 1, 20: “triumphum,Vell. 2, 122; so Suet. Aug. 29; id. Tib. 43; id. Calig. 45; id. Ner. 12; 38: Curt. 3, 3, 13; 17 al.Trop.: “tantis adornatus virtutibus,Vell. 2, 2: “praecipuis donis,id. 2, 121: “bene facta suis verbis,Plin. Ep. 1, 8, 15: “adornata verbis,Tac. A. 1, 52: “legem leviter (sc. verbis) adornabit, ut justam,Quint. 7, 1, 47.—Hence, * ădornātē , adv.: declamabat splendide atque adornate, brilliantly and elegantly (opp. circumcise ac sordide), Suet. Rhet. 6.
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