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pingo , pinxi, pictum, 3, v. a.,
I.to represent pictorially with the pencil or needle, to paint, embroider (cf.: depingo, delineo, adumbro).
I. Lit.: “quas (comas) Dione Pingitur sustinuisse manu,is represented in painting, Ov. Am. 1, 14, 34; Cic. Fam. 5, 12, 7: “tabulas,id. Inv. 2, 1, 1: “tabula picta,a painting, picture, id. Brut. 75: “pingere hominis speciem,id. de Or. 2, 16, 69: “Helenae simulacrum,id. Inv. 2, 1, 1: “Nero princeps jusserat colosseum se pingi,Plin. 35, 7, 33, § 51.—Prov.: “quae dicunt ii, qui numquam philosophum pictum, ut dicitur, viderunt, of those who speak of things they know nothing about,Cic. Fin. 5, 27, 80.— Of embroidering (with or without acu): “textile stragulum, magnificis operibus pictum,Cic. Tusc. 5, 21, 61: “pingere acu,Ov. M. 6, 23: “picti reges,in embroidered garments, Mart. 10, 72, 7: “picti tori,with embroidered coverlets, Ov. H. 12, 30: “toga,the embroidered toga worn by a triumphing commander, Lampr. Alex. Sev. 40: “tapetes,Vulg. Prov. 7, 16.—Pass. in mid. force: “pingi,to paint the face, Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 11.—
B. Transf.
1. To paint, stain, color with any thing (mostly poet.): “palloribus omnia pingunt,Lucr. 4, 311; 2, 375: “sanguineis frontem moris et tempora pingit,Verg. E. 6, 22; 2, 50; Mart. 14, 5, 2: “multas facies,Juv. 9, 146: “oculos,id. 2, 94; so, “oculos stibio,Vulg. Jer. 4, 30. —Esp., to tattoo: “Agathyrsi ora artusque pingunt iisdem omnes notis, et sic ut ablui nequeunt,Mel. 2, 1, 10: “membraque qui ferro gaudet pinxisse Gelonus,Claud. in Ruf. 1, 313.—
2. To adorn, decorate, embellish: “herbas floribus,Lucr. 5, 1396: “bibliothecam aliquā re,Cic. Att. 4, 5, 3: “stellis pingitur aether,Sen. Med. 310.—
A. Lit.: “volucres,Verg. A. 4, 525: “pelles,id. G. 4, 342: “absint et picti squalentia terga lacerti,id. ib. 4, 13: “puppes,id. A. 5, 663: “carinae,id. ib. 8, 93.—
B. Transf., tattooed: “Geloni,Verg. G. 2, 115: “Agathyrsi,id. A. 4, 146 Forbig. ad loc.; Prisc. Perieg. 302.—
2. Of style, ornamented, ornate: orationis pictum et expolitum genus, Cic. Or. 27, 96: “Lysiā nihil potest esse pictius,id. Brut. 95, 293.—
3. Merely painted, i. e. unreal, false, deceptive, empty, vain: “pictos experiere metus,Prop. 4 (5), 6, 50.
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