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prō-volvo , volvi, vŏlūtum, 3, v. a.
I. Lit.
A. In gen., to roll or tumble forwards, to roll along, roll over and over, roll away (class., but not in Cic.): “aliquem in viam mediam,Ter. And. 4, 4, 37: “corpora,Lucr. 6, 1264: “ubi glaeba e terrā provolvitur ingens,id. 6, 553: “cupas ardentes in opera,Hirt. B. G. 8, 42: “congestas lapidum moles,Tac. A. 4, 51: “Galba projectus e sellā ac provolutus est,id. H. 1, 41; Verg. A. 12, 533; 10, 556.—
B. In partic., with se or mid., to cast one's self down, fall down, prostrate one's self at another's feet (syn. prosterno): “se alicui ad pedes,Liv. 6, 3: “flentes ad genua consulis provolvuntur,id. 34, 11: “provolutae ad pedes,Curt. 3, 12, 11: “genibus ejus provolutus,Tac. A. 12, 18; 11, 30; Just. 11, 9, 14.—
II. Trop., to snatch away, carry away, hurry on (post-Aug.): “multi fortunis provolvebantur,” i. e. are ruined, Tac. A. 6, 17.—
B. Mid., to humble one's self: “usque ad libita Pallantis provoluta,submitting to the desires of, Tac. A. 14, 2: “provolutus effususque in iram,Gell. 1, 26, 7.
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