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ămictus , ūs, m. amicio, orig.
I.a throwing about or on one of a garment; hence,
I. The manner of dressing, fashion: “amictum imitari alicujus,Cic. de Or. 2, 22, 91 (cf. Plin. Ep. 2, 3, 2): “est aliquid in amictu,Quint. 11, 3, 156.—
II. Meton., abstr. pro concr., the garment itself that is thrown about or on, any clothing, a mantle, cloak, etc.: “quam (statuam) esse ejusdem, status, amictus, anulus, imago ipsa declarat,Cic. Att. 6, 1, 17: “frustra jam vestes, frustra mutatur amictus,Tib. 1, 9, 13: “velut amictum mutabis eos,Vulg. Heb. 1, 12: “duplex,made of a double texture, Verg. A. 5, 421: “Tyrii,Ov. A. A. 2, 297: “amictus corporis,Vulg. Eccli. 19, 27: “nec amictu ora velabis,ib. Ez. 24, 17: gloriam dedit sanctitatis amictum, the garment of holiness, i. e. the sacred vestment, ib. Eccli. 50, 12 et saep.—
B. Trop.
1. For other kinds of covering: caeli mutemus amictum, the air which surrounds us, i. e. to go into another region, * Lucr. 6, 1133: “Phrygius,Verg. A. 3, 545: “nebulae amictus,id. ib. 1, 412; Stat. Th. 1, 631: “caecus,Sil. 12, 613: “jam virides lacerate comas, jam scindite amictus,” i. e. the herbage that clothes the ground, weeds, Col. 10, 70.—
2. Prov.: “quem mater amictum dedit, sollicite custodire,” i. e. not to give up the habits formed in early youth, Quint. 5, 14, 31.
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