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versūtus (vors- ), a, um, adj. a lengthened form of versus, from verto; cf. astutus init..
II. In a bad sense, cunning, crafty, wily, sly, deceitful (freq. and class.; “syn. vafer): vorsutior es quam rota figularis,Plaut. Ep. 3, 2, 35: “non esse servus pejor hoc quisquam potest, Nec magis versutus,id. As. 1, 1, 106; cf. id. Ps. 4, 8, 6: “hoc est hominis versuti, obscuri, astuti, fallacis, malitiosi, callidi, veteratoris, vafri,Cic. de Or. 3, 13, 57; cf. id. ib. 2, 3, 10: “acutus, versutus, veterator,id. Fin. 2, 16, 53; 2, 17, 54: “Corinna,Ov. Am. 2, 19, 9: “propago,id. M. 11, 312 al.Sup., Vell. 2, 118, 1.—With gen.: “versutus ingenii,Plin. 7, 12, 10, § 56.—Adv.: ver-sūtē , cunningly, craftily, slyly, Cic. Or. 7, 22; id. Brut. 9, 35.—Sup., Aug Trin. 15, 20.
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