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cinctus , ūs, m. (post-class. access. form cinctum , i, n., Scrib. Comp. 163, Isid. Orig. 19, 33, Pophyr. ad Hor. A. P. 50) [cingo].
I. Abstr., a girding (rare): “cottidiani cinctus,Plin. 28, 6, 17, § 64; cinctus Gabinus, a manner of girding, in which the toga was tucked up, its corner being thrown over the left shoulder, was brought under the right arm round to the breast (this manner was customarily employed in religious festivals), Liv 5, 46, 2; “incinctus cinctu Gabino,id. 8, 9, 9 (for which, id. 10, 7, 3: incinctus Gabino cultu); “Quirinalt trabeā cinctuque Gabino Insignis,Verg. A. 7, 612 Serv; Inscr Orell. 642; Isid. Orig. 19, 24, 7; Dict. of Antiq.—
II. Concr., a girdle, belt: “cinctus et cingulum a cingendo, alterum viris, alterum mulieribus attributum,Varr. L. L. 5, § 114 Müll., cf. Isid. Orig 19, 33, 1 (in good prose, although not in Cic.); Plin. 23, 6, 59, § 110; 28, 4, 9, § 42; Suet. Ner. 51, Stat. Th. 6, 77; App. Flor 1, 9, p. 346.
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