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glŏmĕro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. glomus,
I.to wind or form into a ball, gather into a round heap, to conglobate, glomerate (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
I. Lit.: “lanam in orbes,Ov. M. 6, 19: “sic terram deus, ne non aequalis ab omni Parte foret, magni speciem glomeravit in orbis,id. ib. 1, 35; “9, 222: Eae (offae) maxime glomerantur ex ficis et farre mixto,Varr. R. R. 3, 5, 4: “ubi venae inter se implicatae glomerantur,Cels. 7, 22; so, “glomerata viscera,Ov. M. 8, 401: “atra favilla volat glomerataque corpus in unum Densatur,id. ib. 13, 604: “frusta mero glomerata vomentem,id. ib. 14, 212; cf. Verg. A. 3, 577: “cum grandinem venti glomeratam in terras agunt,Liv. 1, 31, 2: “glomeratae turbine nives,Sil. 3, 523: “glomeratus pulvis,Luc. 6, 296: (Lapithae) equitem docuere sub armis Insultare solo et gressus glomerare superbos, i. e. to make a horse bring his feet together, make him prance (trot or amble), Verg. G. 3, 117; cf. Macr. S. 6, 9, 8 sqq., and v. glomeratio.—
B. Transf., to gather into a round heap or knot, to collect, press, crowd, assemble together: “agmina cervi Pulverulenta fuga glomerant,Verg. A. 4, 155: “glomerare manum bello,id. ib. 2, 315: “dum se glomerant retroque residunt,id. ib. 9, 539: “legiones in testudinem glomerabantur,Tac. H. 3, 31: “collecti Troes glomerantur eodem,Verg. A. 9, 689; cf. id. ib. 440: “apes mixtae glomerantur in orbem,id. G. 4, 79; Plin. 11, 18, 20, § 64: “ad terram gurgite ab alto Quam multae glomerantur aves,Verg. A. 6, 311; cf. Plin. 9, 22, 38, § 75: “foedam tempestatem,Verg. G. 1, 323; cf.: “fumiferam noctem,id. A. 8, 254: “semina vocis glomerata,Lucr. 3, 497; cf. ib. 541.—
II. Trop.: omnia fixa tuus glomerans determinat annus, qs. revolving, Cic. poët. Div. 1, 12, 19: haec vetusta, saeclis glomerata horridis, Luctifica clades nostro infixa est corpori, accumulated, id. poët. Tusc. 2, 10, 25: “glomerare simul fas et nefas,Prud. Cath. 3, 134.— Hence, * adv.: glŏmĕrāte : “quis oratorum densata glomeratius aut dixit aut cogitavit?more succinctly, Aus. Grat. Act. 29.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (21):
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 14.212
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 13.604
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.35
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 6.19
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8.401
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 3.577
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 4.155
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 8.254
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 9.689
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 6.311
    • Vergil, Georgics, 1.323
    • Vergil, Georgics, 3.117
    • Vergil, Georgics, 4.79
    • Tacitus, Historiae, 3.31
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 3.497
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 3.541
    • Lucan, Civil War, 6.296
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 11.64
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 9.75
    • A. Cornelius Celsus, De Medicina, 7.22
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 1, 31.2
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