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ob-volvo , vi, ūtum, 3, v. a.,
I.to wrap round, muffle up, cover all over (class.; cf. obtego).
I. Lit.: “pictor ille vidit, obvolvendum caput Agamemnonis esse,Cic. Or. 22, 74; “so freq.: capite obvoluto,with his head muffled up, Plaut. Most. 2, 1, 77; Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 28, § 72; Liv. 4, 12 fin.; cf. id. 23, 10; Suet. Calig. 58: caput obnubere ... quod est obvolvere, Paul. ex Fest. p. 170 Müll.: “os obvolutum est folliculo,Cic. Inv. 2, 50, 149: “bracchium lanis fasciisque,Suet. Dom. 17.—
B. Transf.: fax obvoluta sanguine, covered, Enn. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 31, 67 (Enn. v. 85 Vahl.).—*
II. Trop.: “verbisque decoris Obvolvas vitium,cloak, disguise, Hor. S. 2, 7, 42: “obvolutus in peccatis,Vulg. Ecclus. 12, 13.
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