previous next
limbus , i, m.,
I.a border that surrounds any thing, a hem, welt, edge, selvage, fringe; a belt, band, girdle.
I. Lit.: “Sidoniam picto chlamydem circumdata limbo,Verg. A. 4, 137; id. ib. 2, 616 (this the better read., others nimbo): “indutus chlamydem Tyriam, quam limbus obibat Aureus,Ov. M. 5, 51; id. ib. 6, 127; 2, 734; Stat. Achill. 1, 330: “frontem limbo velata pudicam,with a headband, fillet, Claud. Cons. Mall. Theod. 118; cf.: “imminuerent frontes limbis,Arn. 2, 72: picto discingit pectora limbo, with a girdle, belt, Stat. Th. 6, 367.—
II. Transf. *
A. The zodiac: “extra limbum XII. signorum,Varr. R. R. 2, 3, 7; id. ap. Prob. ad Verg. E. 6, 31.—
B. A noose, snare, for catching animals, Grat. Cyn. 25.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: