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in-sculpo (inscalp- ), psi, ptum, 3, v. a., cut or carve in or upon, to engrave.
I. Lit.
(β). With abl. (very rare): “columna aenea insculptum,Liv. 2, 33, 9.—
(γ). Absol. (with abl. of manner): “ara cum ingenti titulo Punicis Graecisque litteris insculpto,Liv. 28, 46, 16. —
II. Trop., to engrave, imprint: “natura insculpsit in mentibus, ut deos aeternos et beatos haberemus,Cic. N. D. 1, 17, 45: “omnibus enim innatum est et in animo quasi insculptum, esse deos,id. ib. 1, 4, 12: “in animo,id. Ac. 2, 1, 2.
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