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verro , verri, versum (
I.perf. versi, Serv. ad Verg. A. 1, 59: “verri,Charis. p. 218; Prisc. p. 900; neither form in use, acc. to Macr. D. Diff. 23, 8), 3, v. a. root var-; cf. vello, to scrape, sweep, brush, scour; to sweep out, sweep up or together, clean out, etc. (syn.: tergo, tergeo).
I. Lit.: “nigras favillas,Ov. F. 2, 523: “argentum inter reliqua purgamenta,Petr. 34: “quicquid de Libycis verritur areis,” i. e. is collected, Hor. C. 1, 1, 10: “aedes,to sweep out, cleanse by sweeping, Plaut. Merc. 2, 3, 63, so, templa, Sen. Fragm. ap. Diom. p. 475 P.: “pavimentum,Juv. 14, 60: “vias,Suet. Calig. 43; id. Vesp. 5.—Absol.: “qui tergunt, qui ungunt, qui verrunt, qui spargunt,Cic. Par 5, 2, 37.— “Stratae passim matres crinibus templa verrentes,Liv. 3, 7, 8: “crinibus passis aras verrentes,id. 26, 9, 7; Sil. 6, 561; Claud. Laud. Seren 225; cf. poet.: “aequora caudis (delphines),Verg. A. 8, 674: “harenas caudā,Ov. M. 10, 701.—Of fishermen: “retibus aequor,Sil. 14, 262 sq.; Manil. 4, 285: “caesariem longa per aequora,Ov. M. 13, 961; so, “canitiem suam concreto in sanguine,dragging, draggling, trailing, id. ib. 13, 492.—
II. Transf.
A. In gen., to sweep along, drive, impel (poet.); “verrunt (venti) nubila caeli,Lucr. 1, 279: “verrentes aequora venti,id. 5, 266; 5, 388; 6, 624; so, “aequora,Verg. A. 5, 778; Cat. 64, 7: caerula Verg. A. 3, 208: “remis vada,id. ib. 6, 320; Luc. 5, 572; cf. Lucr. 5, 1227: nec nostra Actiacum verreret ossa mare, drive or toss about, Prop. 2, 15 (3, 7), 44 (Müll. verteret).—
B. To sweep away, i. e. to drag away, take away, carry off (rare but class.): domi quicquid habet, verritur ἔξω, Plaut. Truc. 2, 7, 7: “quicquid ponitur, hinc et inde verris,Mart. 2, 37, 1. futurum ut omnia verreret Verres, Cic. Fragm. ap. Quint. 6, 3, 55 Spald.: “inter reliqua purgamenta scopis coepit verrere,Petr. 34.—
C. To obliterate, cover, hide, conceal (post-Aug. and poët.): “si decet aurata Bacchum vestigia palla Verrere,Stat. Achill. 1, 262; so, “vestigia,Claud. Laud. Stil. 2, 248: undosi verrebant bracchia crines, id. Nupt. Hon. et Mar. 145.
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