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con-fingo , finxi, fictum, 3,
I.v. a., to form, fashion, fabricate (class., esp. in a trop. signif.).
I. Prop.: “nidos,Plin. 10, 32, 47, § 91: “favos et ceras,id. 11, 5, 4, § 11: “verbum,Varr. L. L. 5, § 7 Müll.; cf. Plin. 37, 12, 74, § 195.—
II. Trop., to invent, devise, feign, pretend: “dolum inter sese,Plaut. Capt. prol. 35; cf. id. ib. 47: “lacrimas dolis,Ter. And. 3, 3, 26: “omnia haec,id. Phorm. 1, 2, 81: “falsas causas ad discordiam,id. Hec. 4, 4, 71: “aliquid criminis,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 37, § 90; cf. “crimen,Liv. 40, 8, 7; 40, 42, 4; Suet. Claud. 15: “aliquam probabilem causam,Liv. 34, 21, 3: “rationes,Col. 1, 8, 4: fronte confictā, * Quint. 12, 3, 12: “homicidium in se,to declare one's self guilty of, Dig. 48, 18, 1.—With acc. and inf.: “id cogitatum esse,Cic. Deiot. 6, 16.—Absol.: “confingere et comminisci,Auct. Her. 2, 8, 12.
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