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plĕcto , xi and xŭi, xum, 3, v. a. root plek-; Gr. πλέκω, πλοκή; Lat. plicin sim-plic-is, im-plic-o, etc.; cf. 3. plaga.
I. To plait, braid, interweave (rare; mostly in the part. perf. and poet.; not in Cic. or Cæs.; syn.: plico, flecto, necto].
B. Trop.: ple-xus , a, um, P. a., involved, intricate, entangled, ambiguous (ante-class.): plexa, non falsa autumare dictio Delphis solet, Pac. ap. Non. 237, 4.—
M. To twist, bend, turn: “monstrabat vitulus quo se pacto plecteret,Phaedr. 5, 9, 3 dub. (al. flecteret).
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    • New Testament, Matthew, 27.29
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 10.1
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 5.1399
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