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orbo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. orbus, deprive or bereave of parents, children, or other dear persons; to make fatherless, motherless, childless, etc. (class.; syn.: privo, viduo).
II. Transf., in gen., to deprive, bereave, strip of any (esp. a precious) thing: pater me lumine orbavit, Enn. ap. Charis. p. 250 P. (Trag. v. 351 Vahl.): “Italiam juventute,Cic. Pis. 24, 57: “patria multis claris viris orbata,id. Fam. 4, 9, 3: “sensibus,id. Ac. 2, 23, 74: “tantā gloriā orbatus,id. Tusc. 1, 6, 12: “ferum voce eruditā spoliatum atque orbatum,id. Brut. 2, 6.—Poet.: “orbatae caligant vela carinae,Stat. S. 5, 3, 138.
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