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umbro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. umbra, shade, shadow, overshadow, overspread, cover; to make or cast a shade (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; not in Cic.).
I. Lit.: “(quercus) Umbrabat coma summi fastigia montis,Sil. 5, 488: “colles,Stat. S. 4, 2, 36: “montes oleā,” i. e. to plant, Sil. 14, 24: “carchedonios purpureos,Plin. 37, 7, 25, § 95 (dub.; “al. obumbrante): matrem (i. e. tellurem) rosarum floribus,Lucr. 2, 629.—
II. Transf.: “tempora quercu,Verg. A. 6, 772: “frontem umbrante capillo,Sil. 1, 403: “dux umbratus rosis,Claud. B. Gild. 444; id. VI. Cons. Hon. 164.—In a Greek construction: “umbratus tempora ramis,Stat. Th. 6, 554: “umbratus genas,” i. e. covered with a beard, id. S. 3, 4, 79: “umbrata tempora galero,Val. Fl. 4, 137: umbrantur somno pupulae, are shaded, i. e. covered, Varr. ap. Non. 172, 4: “telis diem,to darken, Claud. in Ruf. 2, 122.—Absol.: “omnes paene virgae, ne umbrent, abraduntur,cast a shade, Col. 5, 7, 2.
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