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af-fingo (better adf- ), inxi, ictum, 3, v. a., form, fashion, devise, make, or invent a thing as an addition or appendage to another.
I. Lit. (esp. of artists).
(α). With dat.: “nec ei manus adfinxit,Cic. Tim. 6: “saepta, adficta villae quae sunt,Varr. R. R. 3, 3, 2.—
III. In a general signif.
A. To add or join to, to annex (always with the accessory idea of forming, fashioning, devising): “sint cubilia gallinarum aut exsculpta aut adficta firmiter,Varr. R. R. 3, 9, 7: multa natura aut adfingit (creating, she adds thereto) aut mutat aut detrahit, Cic. Div. 1, 62, 118: “tantum alteri adfinxit, de altero limavit,id. de Or. 3, 9, 36.—
B. To feign, forge: “litteras,App. M. 4, 139, 34 Elm.
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