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-scrībō īpsī, īptus, ere

(often confounded with discribo), to copy off, transcribe, write out, write down: a te librum (i. e. a tuo exemplo): descriptam legem adferunt, the draf<*> in foliis carmina, V.: in cortice Carmina, carve, V.: ius ab antiquā gente, copy, adopt, L.—To sketch, describe, draw, depict, represent: formas in harenā: caeli meatūs radio, V.—Fig., to represent, delineate, describe: res verbis describenda: dignus describi, quod malus ac fur, etc., H.: volnera Parthi, H.: cum pluvius describitur arcus, H.: facta versibus, N.: Votivā descripta tabellā Vita senis, H.—To define, prescribe, fix, assign: iura finium: rationem totius belli: classīs ex censu, L.: vices (poetae), H.: in quattuor urbanas tribūs libertinos, L.: in duodecim mensīs annum, L.: vecturas frumenti finitimis civitatibus, Cs.: suum cuique munus.

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