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rŏtundo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. rotundus, make round, to round off, round (syn. torno).
I. Lit. (class.): “cum similem universitatis naturae efficere vellet, ad volubilitatem rotundavit,Cic. Univ. 10: “tignum ad circinum,Vitr. 10, 11, 1: “vasculum in modum papillae,App. M. 11, p. 262, 9: “orbem solis (with curvare aequaliter),Vell. 2, 59, 6: “se (flamma),Mel. 1, 18, 4.—Mid.: “herbae in caulem rotundantur,Plin. 21, 17, 66, § 106.—
II. Trop., of style, etc., to round off, elaborate, (very rare): elegos acutos ac rotundatos hendecasyllabos elucubrare, rounded, i. e. smooth, polished, Sid. Ep. 8, 4. —Of a sum of money, to make up, complete (cf. corrotundo): “mille talenta rotundentur,Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 34.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 10.11.1
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 21.106
    • Cicero, Timaeus, 10
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