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in-curvo , āvi, ātum, āre, v. a., bend, bow, crook, curve (in Cic. only once in part. pass.; elsewhere poet. and post-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “flexos arcus,Verg. A. 5, 500.—Pass.: “robur et olea incurvantur,Plin. 16, 42, 81, § 222: “lentos remos,Cat. 64, 183.—Of persons: “incurvari,to be bowed down, bent, Sen. ad Polyb. 7, 2; Capitol. Ant. Pii, 13, 1. —In part. pass.: “bacillum inflexum et incurvatum,crooked, Cic. Fin. 2, 11, 33.—
B. Pregn., in mal. part., = paedicare, Mart. 11, 43, 5.—
II. Trop., to bend, cast down, disturb: non est magnus animus, quem incurvat injuria, Sen. de Ira, 3, 5 fin.: “aliquem querelā,to move to commiseration, Pers. 1, 91.
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