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vŏlūto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. a. and n. id.,
I.to roll, turn, twist, or tumble about.
I. Act.
A. Lit.
1. In gen.
a. With acc.: “amphoras per terram,Col. 12, 48, 4: “pelagus (ventus),Luc. 1, 412: pilas e fimo pedibus. i. e. to form by rolling together, Plin. 11, 28, 34, § 98; cf. volvo, I.—With se: “se in pulvere,to roll about, wallow, Plin. 30, 16, 53, § 148.—
2. In partic., in mal. part., Plin. 35, 11, 40, § 140; Sen. Contr. 1, 2; Petr. 79; Just. 12, 16, 2; Tert. ad Uxor. 9.—
B. Trop., to roll, roll about, roll along, etc.; to roll, wallow.
1. In gen.: “vocem per ampla atria,to roll, spread, Verg. A. 1, 725; so, “vocem,id. ib. 5, 149: “murmura,id. ib. 10, 98: confusa verba. Ov. M. 12, 55.— “Mid.: cum omnes in omni genere et scelerum et flagitiorum volutentur,wallow, Cic. Fam. 9, 3, 1: “in omni dedecore,Auct. Her. 4, 13, 19: “inter mala plurima,Sen. Vit. Beat. 24, 4.—
2. In partic.
II. Neutr., to roll or tumble one's self (very rare): “leone obvio suppliciter volutante,Plin. 8, 16, 21, § 56; so id. 35, 11, 40, § 140 (cf. I. A. 1. b. fin. supra).
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