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tingo (less correctly, tinguo ), nxi, nctum, 3, v. a. root tvak-, to wet; Sanscr. tuc-; Gr. τέγγω,
I.to wet, moisten, bathe with or in any liquid (class.; cf.: aspergo, irroro, imbuo).
I. Lit.: “tunica sanguine centauri tincta,Cic. N. D. 3, 28, 70: “Lydia Pactoli tingit arata liquor,Prop. 1, 6, 32: “in amne comas,id. 4 (5), 4, 24: “tinget pavimentum mero,Hor. C. 2, 14, 27: “Arctos Oceani metuentis aequore tingi,Verg. G. 1, 246: “stridentia Aera lacu,id. ib. 4, 172: “gemmam lacrimis,Ov. M. 9, 567: “in undis summa pedum vestigia,id. ib. 4, 343: “pedis vestigia,id. ib. 5, 592: “flumine corpora,” i. e. to bathe, id. ib. 12, 413: “corpora lymphis,id. ib. 2, 459: “in amne faces,id. R. Am. 700: “(asinae) horrent ita ut pedes omnino caveant tingere,Plin. 8, 43, 68, § 169. —Poet.: in alto Phoebus anhelos Aequore tinget equos, bathe or plunge, i. e. will set, Ov. M. 15, 419: “non ego te meis Immunem meditor tingere poculis,” i. e. to entertain, treat you, Hor. C. 4, 12, 23.—
B. In partic.
1. To soak in color, to dye, color, tinge (syn. inficio): “Phocaico bibulas tingebat murice lanas,Ov. M. 6, 9; cf.: “lanas vestium murice Afro,Hor. C. 2, 16, 36. — Poet.: “niveam ovem Tyrio murice,Tib. 2, 4, 28: “coma viridi cortice tincta nucis,id. 1, 8, 44: “vestes Gaetulo murice,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 181: “vestem rubro cocco,id. S. 2, 6, 103: “sanguine cultros,Ov. M. 7, 599; cf.: “secures cervice,Hor. C. 3, 23, 13: “ora cruore,Ov. M. 14, 237: “comam,id. Am. 1, 14, 2: “cutem,” i. e. to paint, Mart. 1, 77, 5: “tinguntur sole populi,” i. e. are embrowned, Plin. 6, 19, 22, § 70: nummos, to wash copper coins with gold or silver, Dig. 48, 10, 8: “globus ... candenti lumine tinctus,” i. e. illuminated, Lucr. 5, 720; so, “loca lumine,id. 6, 173.—
2. Of colors as objects, to produce, bring out: “purpuram,Plin. 6, 31, 36, § 201; 16, 18, 31, § 77: “caeruleum,id. 33, 13, 57, § 161.—
3. To baptize (late Lat.): “tinctus est ab Joanne prophetā in Jordane flumine,Lact. 4, 15, 2.—
II. Trop.: orator sit mihi tinctus litteris, audierit aliquid, legerit, tinctured, i. e. imbued, well furnished with, etc., Cic. de Or. 2, 20, 85: “Laelia patris elegantiā tincta,id. Brut. 58, 211: “verba sensu tincta,Quint. 4, 2, 117: “Romano lepidos sale tinge libellos,Mart. 8, 3, 19: “sales lepore Attico tincti,id. 3, 20, 9: “in similitudinem sui tingit (virtus),Sen. Ep. 66, 8.—Hence, P. a. as substt.
B. tincta , ōrum, n., dyed or colored stuffs: “tincta absint,Cic. Leg. 2, 18, 45.
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