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rŏtundus (rŭt- ), a, um, adj. rota,
I.wheel-shaped, i. e. round, circular, spherical, rotund (very freq. and class.; cf. teres).
II. Trop., round, rounded.
B. In partic., of speech (opp. rough, unpolished), round, well turned, smooth, polished, elegant (in Cic. with quasi or ut ita dicam added; but v. infra, adv. b.): “erat verborum et delectus elegans et apta et quasi rotunda constructio,Cic. Brut. 78, 272; cf.: “Thucydides praefractior nec satis, ut ita dicam, rotundus,id. Or. 13, 40: “Graiis dedit ore rotundo Musa loqui,Hor. A. P. 323; “celeris ac rotunda distributio,Quint. 3, 4, 16: “rotunda volubilisque sententia,Gell. 11, 13, 4: “rotundi numeri (with brevis),id. 17, 20, 4: “verba,id. 16, 1, 1.—Hence, adv.: rŏtun- . *
a. (Acc. to I.) Roundly: “ut in orbem quam rotundissime formetur,Col. Arb. 5, 2.—*
b. (Acc. to II.) Roundly, smoothly, elegantly: “a te quidem apte ac rotunde,Cic. Fin. 4, 3, 7.
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