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cŏlōro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. id..
I. To give a color to, to color, tinge (class.): “corpora,Cic. N. D. 1, 39, 110: “lignum sinopide,Plin. 35, 6, 13, § 31: “lineas testa trita,id. 35, 3, 5, § 16: “medicamentum rubricā vel atramento,Scrib. Comp. 228: “coloratum Tithoni conjuge caelum,Ov. Am. 2, 5, 35.—
II. Trop. (cf. color, II.).
A. In gen., to imbue thoroughly: “sapientia nisi alte descendit et diu sedit animum non coloravit, sed infecit,Sen. Ep. 71, 30.—
B. Esp.
1. Of discourse, to give it a coloring; and in pass., to retain or receive a coloring, to be tinged: “cum istos libros studiosius legerim, sentio orationem meam illorum tactu quasi colorari,Cic. de Or. 2, 14, 60; id. Or. 13, 42: “urbanitate quādam quasi colorata oratio,id. Brut. 46, 170. —
2. (In a bad sense.) To give a coloring, to gloss over, palliate, Val. Max. 8, 2, 2: “inepta sua serio vultu,Prud. Cath. 2, 35 (cf. color, II. B. b.).—Hence, cŏlōrātus , a, um, P. a.
A. Colored, having color: “arcus,Cic. N. D. 3, 20, 51: “uvae,Col. 11, 2: “pira,Plin. 15, 15, 16, § 56.—
2. Esp., colored red, red, imbrowned, Quint. 5, 10, 81: “corpora,having a healthy color, id. 8, prooem. § 19; cf. “virtus,Sen. Vit. Beat. 7, 3: “aliquis speciosior et coloratior,Cels. 2, 2: “Indi,Verg. G. 4, 293: “Seres,Ov. Am. 1, 14, 6: “Etrusci,Mart. 10, 68.—
B. Trop., colored, specious: “ficta et colorata,Sen. Ep. 16, 2.—Adv.: cŏlōrātē , in a specious or plausible manner: “offert tale patrocinium,Quint. Decl. 285.
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