previous next
ŏb-umbro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., overshadow, to shade (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; cf.: opaco, obscuro).
II. Transf.
2. In gen., to cover over: “germina obumbrata,Pall. 12, 1.—
B. Trop.
1. To overcloud, darken, obscure: “nomina,Tac. H. 2, 32: “candorem aequitatis,Mamert. Grat. Act. ad Julian. 5.—Prov.: “sapientia vino obumbratur,Plin. 23, 1, 23, § 41; cf.: “fidem amittunt propter id, quod sensus obumbrant,Quint. 8 prooem. § 8. —
2. To cover, cloak, conceal, disguise, palliale; to screen, defend, protect: “crimen,Ov. P. 3, 3, 75: “simulationem lacrimis,Petr. 101: “magnum reginae nomen (eum) obumbrat,Verg. A. 11, 223.
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: