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-vēlo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., unveil, uncover, lay bare (not ante-Aug.; syn.: patefacio, aperio, nudo, retego).
I. Lit.: “caput (opp. involvere),Suet. Galb. 7: “frontem,Tac. G. 31: “os,Ov. F. 6, 619: “pectus,Flor. 4, 2, 71: “carpenta (opp. contegere),App. M. 10, p. 247: “sacra,Ov. H. 11, 73. —
II. Trop., to disclose, reveal: “fraudes (with detegere),App. M. 9, p. 229: “omnia (tempus),Tert. Apol. 7 fin.: “justitiam et salutem Domini cunctis gentibus,Hier. in Isa. 15, 56, 2; Vulg. Psa. 28, 9; id. Matt. 10, 26 et saep.: Ulixes Eumaeo, quis sit, revelat. Aus. Per. Od. 21.
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