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con-texo , xŭi, xtum, 3, v. a. and n.
I. Act., to weave, entwine, braid, join together; to interweave, unite, connect (class. in prose and poetry).
A. In gen.
1. Prop.: “ut earum (ovium) villis confectis atque contextis homines vestiantur?Cic. N. D. 2, 63, 158: “alba lilia amarantis,Tib. 3, 4, 33: haec directā materiā injecta contexebantur, these (beams) were held together by timbers laid in a straight direction, Caes. B. G. 4, 17; so id. ib. 7, 23, 4 (cf. Jahn, Neue Jahrb. 1855, p. 516 sq.): “fossam loricamque,Tac. A. 4, 49: “nec tam contextae cum sint (animae cum corporibus),Lucr. 3, 695.—With dat. (post-Aug.): “optime epilogum defensioni contexit,Sen. Contr. 7 (3), 20, 7: “sceleribus scelera contexens,Sen. Ira, 1, 16, 3.—
B. Esp., to join together, to compose, make, construct, form, put together (cf.: compono, conecto, consero, etc.).
2. Trop.: “orationem,Quint. 10, 6, 2; cf. “librum,Sen. Ep. 114, 18: “crimen,to devise, contrive, invent, Cic. Deiot. 6, 19.—
II. Neutr.: contexere de aliquā re, to treat of: “de sili,Plin. 20, 5, 18, § 36.—Hence, contextus , a, um, P. a., cohering, connected: “contexta condensaque corpora (opp. diffusa),Lucr. 4, 57: “oratio alia vincta atque contexta, soluta alia,Quint. 9, 4, 19: tropos ille (corresp. with continua μεταφορά), id. 9, 2, 46.—* Adv.: contex- , connected together, in close connection: “omnia necesse est colligatione naturali conserte contexteque fieri,Cic. Fat. 14, 32.
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