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obstīpus , a, um, adj. ob-stipes,
I.bent or inclined to one side; opp. to rectus (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
I. In gen., oblique, shelving: “omnia mendose fieri atque obstipa, necesse est,Lucr. 4. 517: obstitum (leg. obstipum) obliquum, Enn. Libr. XVI.: montibus obstitis (leg. obstipis) obstantibus, unde oritur nox. Et in Libr. VIII.: amplius exaugere obstipolumve (leg. opstipo lumine) solis. Caecilius in imbros (leg. Imbris): resupina obstito (leg. obstipo) capitulo sibi ventum facere cunicula (leg. tunicula). Lucretius: omnia, etc.; v. supra, Paul. ex Fest. p. 193 Müll.; v. Müll. ad loc.; and cf. Enn. Ann. v. 290 and 407 Vahl.; and Trag. Rel. p. 44 Rib.—
B. Esp.
1. Bent or drawn back, said of the stiff neck of a proud person: “cervix rigida et obstipa,Suet. Tib. 68.—
2. Bent forward, bent or bowed down: “stes capite obstipo, multum similis metuenti,Hor. S. 2, 5, 92.—So of one lost in thought: “obstipo capite et figentes lumine terram,Pers. 3, 80.—
3. Bent or inclined to one side, of the dragon's head, a translation of the Gr. λοξὸν κάρη: “obstipum caput et tereti cervice reflexum,Cic. Arat. N. D. 2, 42, 107; cf. Col. 7, 10, 1.—
II. Transf., stiff - necked, obstinate, perverse (eccl. Lat.), Jul. ap. Aug. c. Sec. Resp. Jul. 3, 38.—Hence, obstīpē , adv., perversely, Jul. ap. Aug. c. Sec. Resp. Jul. 6, 25.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Horace, Satires, 2.5.92
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 4.517
    • Suetonius, Tiberius, 68
    • Persius, Saturae, 3
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 7.10.1
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