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lento , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. id., make flexible, to bend (poet. and in postclass. prose).
I. Lit.: “arcus lentare et fundere glandes,” i. e. to draw a bow, Stat. Achill. 1, 436; so, “arcus,id. Th. 1, 703: “Gortynia cornua,id. ib. 3, 587.—
B. Transf., to bend, i. e. ply the oar: “Trinacriā lentandus remus in undā,Verg. A. 3, 384: “remos,Sen. Agm. 437.—
II. Trop.
A. Of time, to draw out, prolong, lengthen, protract: “lentare fervida bella,Sil. 8, 11: fata Romana lentata, Treb. Claud. 6.—
B. To moderate: “lentatus vapor,Sid. Carm. 22, 191.
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