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ex-orno , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to fit out, equip, furnish, supply with any thing.
I. In gen. (rare; “not in Cic.): nullae magis res duae plus negoti habent (sc. quam navis et mulier) forte si occeperis exornare,to give them an outfit, Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 3 sq.: “dum vicinitatem armis exornat,Sall. C. 36, 1; so, “classem,Just. 5, 6: “aliquem veste, nummis, familia,Phaedr. 4, 22, 23; cf.: “is homo exornetur graphice in peregrinum modum,be fitted out, dressed, Plaut. Trin. 3, 3, 38: “rebus paratis atque exornatis nuptiis,set out, arranged, id. Aul. 4, 10, 54: “convivium omni opulentiā,Sall. J. 85, 39: “aciem,id. ib. 52, 5.—Absol.: “consul omnibus exploratis, credo dis fretus ... tamen pro rei copia satis providenter exornat,provides, Sall. J. 90, 1 Kritz. —Transf.: “hominem exornavit, mulierem qui abduceret,has employed, fitted out, Plaut. Ps. 4, 7, 110 Ritschl N. cr.; cf.: “utrum aliquem exornari oportuit, qui istaec prohiberet,Auct. Her. 4, 15, 22 fin.
II. Pregn., to deck out, adorn, embellish (the class. signif. of the word).
A. Lit.: “ea signa emere soleo, quae ad similitudinem gymnasiorum exornent mihi in palaestra locum,Cic. Fam. 7, 23, 2; cf.: “domum ejus exornatam atque instructam iste reddiderat nudam atque inanem,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 34, § 84: “triclinium ample magnificeque,id. ib. 2, 4, 27, § “62: aliquem veste regia,Curt. 8, 13 fin.: “tibi me exorno ut placeam,Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 135; cf. id. Stich. 5, 4, 3; id. Trin. 4, 2, 15.—Transf., comically: adeo exornatum dabo, adeo depexum, ut dum vivat, meminerit mei, I'll give him such a dressing, i. e. beating, Ter. Heaut. 5, 1, 77.—
III. To despoil of ornament, Tert. Cult. Fem. 2, 9. —Hence, exornātus , a, um, P. a., decked out, adorned (rare): “candide vestitus, laute exornatusque,Plaut. Cas. 4, 1, 10: “cithara exornatissima,Auct. Her. 4, 47, 60: ornatu nullo potest exornatior esse, Poët. in Anth. Lat. 1, 692 Burm.
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