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intonsus , a, um, adj. 2. in-tondeo,
I.unshorn.
I. Lit.: scindens dolore identidem intonsam comam, Acc. ap. Cic. Tusc. 3, 26: “capilli,Hor. Epod. 15, 9: “crinis,Tib. 1, 4,38: “Cynthius,Hor. C. 1, 21, 2: “deus,Ov. Tr. 3, 1, 60; Prop. 3, 13 (4, 12), 52: “comae,Curt. 9, 10, 9; 4, 13, 5: “mentum,id. 8, 9, 22: “caput,Ov. F. 4, 655: “ora,” i. e. not yet shaved, Verg. A. 9, 181: “oves,Col. 7, 3, 7.—With Gr. acc.: “Rhodanique comas intonsa juventus,Sil. 15, 674.—
B. . Transf.: montes, i. e. leafy (covered with grass, herbs, or bushes), Verg. E. 5, 63: “quercus intonsaque caelo Attollunt capita,leafy, id. A. 9, 681: “myrtus,Stat. S. 4, 7, 10.—Of the old Romans, who neither cut their hair nor shaved their beards: “tonsores in Italiam venere post Romam conditam anno CCCCLIV., antea intonsi fuere,Plin. 7, 59, 59, § 211: Cato, Hor. C. 2, 15, 11: “avi,bearded, Ov. F. 2, 30. —
II. Trop., unpolished, rude: “homines intonsi et inculti,Liv. 21, 32: “Getae,Ov. P. 4, 2, 2.
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