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-vincĭo , vinxi, vinctum, 4, v. a.
I. To bind back or backwards; to bind around, bind fast, fasten (class.; not in Cic.).
A. Lit.: “nisi esset (terra) caelo revincta,Lucr. 5, 553: “ancorae pro funibus ferreis catenis revinctae,Caes. B. G. 3, 13: “tignis in contrariam partem revinctis,id. ib. 4, 17; cf.: “trabes introrsus,id. ib. 7, 23: “stipites demissi et ab infimo revincti,id. ib. 7, 73: “navigium (with religare),Plin. Pan. 82, 2: “aliquem ad saxa,to bind fast, Ov. M. 11, 212; cf.: “zonam de poste,id. ib. 10, 379: “errantem Mycono e celsā Gyaroque revinxit,Verg. A. 3, 76: caput tortā angue, bound around, Varr. Atacin. ap. Charis. p. 70 P.; cf.: “latus ense,to gird, Prop. 3, 14 (4, 13), 11: “templum Velleribus niveis et festā fronde revinctum,Verg. A. 4, 459.— “In a Greek construction: ecce manūs juvenem interea post terga revinctum trahebant,with his hands tied behind him, Verg. A. 2, 57: “qui recitat lanā fauces et colla revinctus,wrapped up, Mart. 6, 41, 1.— Poet.: “latices in glaciem revincti,bound, stiffened, Claud. in Rufin. 1, 167.—
B. Trop., to bind, fasten, etc.: “mentem amore,Cat. 61, 33: “urbes legibus,Claud. B. Gild. 47: “te sibi generum fraternā prole, id. Nupt. Honor. et Mar. 36: miserā in peste revinctos confodiunt,Val. Fl. 6, 418; 4, 708.—*
II. To unbind, loose: “quempiam (opp. alligare, and = resolvere),Col. 1, 8, 16.
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