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-tĕgo , xi, ctum, 3, v. a.
I. To uncover, bare, open (not freq. till after the Aug. period; syn.: nudo, exuo).
A. Lit.: “thecam nummariam,Cic. Att. 4, 7, 2: “(area) retecta,unroofed, Varr. R. R. 1, 51, 2: “vultus scisso velamine,Luc. 8, 669: “caput pallio,Petr. 17, 3: caput, Caes. ap. Plin. Ep. 3, 12, 13: “jugulum simul pectusque,Ov. M. 13, 459: “pedes,Suet. Aug. 78: “dentes,Pers. 3, 101: “ensem,Luc. 9, 830: “sacra,to throw open, make accessible, Prop. 5, 9, 26: “solum hiatu,to open, Ov. M. 5, 357 (with patere): homo retectus, i. e. deprived of his shield, Verg. A. 12, 374: “retexit se umbo,Sil. 9, 109: “terram retexit anima tua,Vulg. Ecclus. 47, 16.— Poet.: “ubi Titan radiis retexerit orbem,” i. e. shall make visible, show, reveal, Verg. A. 4, 119; 5, 65: “retegente diem Lucifero,Ov. M. 8, 1: rebus luce retectis. Verg. A. 9, 461.—
B. Trop., to disclose, discover, reveal: “caecum domūs scelus omne retexit,Verg. A. 1, 356: “arcanum consilium,Hor. C. 3, 21, 16: “occulta conjurationis,Tac. A. 15, 74: “timidi commenta animi,Ov. M. 13, 38: “responsa deūm Trojanaque fata,id. ib. 13, 336: “Pharsalica damna (clara dies),Luc. 7, 787: “insidias,Claud. Laud. Stil. 2, 215.— *
II. To cover again: “plagam paleato luto,Pall. Nov. 7, 5.
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