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illĭgo (inl- ), āvi, ātum, 1 (in tmesi:
I.inque ligatus,Verg. A. 10, 794), v. a. in-ligo, to bind on, tie on, to fasten, attach (class.).
I. Lit.
B. In partic., with the idea of hinderance to free motion predominating, to fetter, encumber, entangle, impede (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; syn.: illaqueo, irretio, implico; “impedio): inutilis inque ligatus Cedebat clipeoque inimicum hastile trahebat,Verg. A. 10 794: “se impeditis locis,Tac. A. 13, 40: “volucres viscatis illigatae viminibus,Petr. 109: “illigatus praedā,Tac. A. 3, 21: “aliquem veneno,id. ib. 6, 32.—
II. Trop.
A. In gen., to attach, connect, bind: “(paeon) quam commodissime putatur in solutam orationem illigari,Cic. Or. 64, 215: orationis genus, in quo omnes verborum illigantur lepores, id. ib. 27, 76: “sententiam verbis,id. de Or. 3, 44, 175: “sermonibus ejusmodi personas tam graves illigare,id. Ac. 2, 2, 6: “non iis condicionibus illigabitur pax, ut movere bellum possit,Liv. 33, 12, 13; 36, 11, 2.—
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