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volvō volvī, volūtus, ere

3 VOL-, to cause to revolve, roll, turn about, turn round: saxa glareosa volvens (flumen), L.: Medumque flumen minores volvere vertices, H.: volvendi sunt libri, to be unrolled (in reading): per amnis sinūs errorem volvens, i. e. following up the windings, L.: Seminecīs volvit multos, rolls in the dust, V.To roll up, roll together, form by rolling: qui terga dederant, volventes orbem, etc., forming a circle, L.: (equus) volvit sub naribus ignem, V.Pass, to turn round, move in curves, revolve, roll down: Ille (anguis) inter vestīs et levia pectora lapsus Volvitur, V.: illi qui volvuntur stellarum cursūs sempiterni: lacrimae volvuntur inanes, flow, V.: volventia plaustra, V.—Fig., in time, to roll, roll along, bring on, bring around (poet.): (lunam) celerem pronos Volvere mensīs, swift in bringing by her revolutions, H.: sic volvere Parcas, i. e. determine, V.: sic deum rex volvit vices, i. e. determines the changes of events, V.: volventibus annis, with revolving years, V.: volvens annus, O.—In the mind, to ponder, meditate, dwell upon, think over, reflect on, consider: multa cum animo suo, S.: bellum in animo, L.: bellum adversus nos, Ta.: incerta consilia, Cu.: Fauni sub pectore sortem, V.: haec illis volventibus tandem vicit fortuna rei p., S.: iras in pectore, cherishes, L.—In speaking, to roll off, utter fluently: celeriter verba: complexio verborum, quae volvi uno spiritu potest: quo melius volvatur oratio, be rounded off.—To unroll, undergo, experience in succession: tot volvere casūs virum. V.: Multa virum volens durando saecula vincit (aesculus), V.

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