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interpŏlo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. interpolio; cf. Non. p. 34, 2 sq., give a new form, shape, or appearance to any thing; to polish, furbish, or dress up; to spoil, corrupt, falsify; to vary, change (class.; cf. interlino, vitio, transscribo).
I. Lit.: “togam praetextam,to dye anew, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 12.—
II. Transf.
A. In gen.: illic homo me interpolabit, meumque os finget denuo, will work me up anew, i. e. will bang me into another shape, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 161: “nova pictura interpolare vis opus lepidissimum,” i. e. to paint the lily, id. Most. 1, 3, 105: “tura,to prepare, Plin. 12, 14, 32, § 39.—
B. Esp. of the falsification of writings, to insert, interpolate, alter, falsify: “semper aliquid demendo, mutando, interpolando,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 61, § 158 Zumpt N. cr.: “scripturas divinas, Ambros. de Fide, 5, 16, 193: priorem textum,Amm. 15, 5, 12.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Cicero, Letters to his brother Quintus, 2.12
    • Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.158
    • Plautus, Mostellaria, 1.3
    • Plautus, Amphitruo, 1.1
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 12.39
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