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-texo , xui (retexi, Manil. 4, 214 dub.), xtum, 3, v. a.
I. To unweave, unravel what has been woven (class.).
A. Lit.: “quasi Penelope telam retexens,Cic. Ac. 2, 29, 95: “tela retexta dolo,Ov. Am. 3, 9, 30: “telas,Stat. S. 3, 5, 9.—
2. Poet., transf., of other things: “nec (corpora possunt) retexi,be decomposed, Lucr. 1, 529; so, “umorem maris (sol),id. 5, 267: luna quater plenum tenuata retexuit orbem, i. e. lessened or diminished again, Ov. M. 7, 531.—
B. Trop., to break up, cancel, annul, reverse (cf.: “resolvo, rescindo): multa quaerendo reperiunt non modo ea, quae jam non possint ipsi dissolvere, sed etiam quibus ante exorsa et potius detexta prope retexantur,Cic. de Or. 2, 38, 158: “superiora (novi timores),id. Fam. 11, 14, 3: “istius praeturam (opp. suam gerere),Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 26, § 63: “illa (dicta),to take back, id. Fin. 5, 28, 84: “orationem meam,to alter, change, id. Phil. 2, 13, 32: “scriptorum quaeque,to revise, correct, Hor. S. 2, 3, 2: “opus,Ov. P. 1, 3, 30; id. R. Am. 12: “retegens caelum terque ora retexens,Stat. S. 5, 3, 29: “jura,Manil. 4, 214: “calumniae textum,App. Mag. p. 313, 38: an, quod adulescens praestiti, id nunc commutem ac me ipse retexam? and fashion myself anew, metamorphose myself, Masius ap. Cic. Fam. 11, 28, 5.—
II. To weave again or anew; to renew, repeat (poet.; not anteAug.). — Trop.: “properata retexite fata,” i. e. call back to life, Ov. M. 10, 31: “inde retro redeunt, idemque retexitur ordo,id. ib. 15, 249; cf. Verg. A. 12, 763.—
B. To repeat, relate again, narrate: “oro, mater, ordine mihi singula retexe,App. M. 9, p. 224, 30; so, “orationem,Lampr. Alex. Sev. 6; Claud. B. Gild. 325; Aus. Idyll. 10, 298.
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