Definition of amictus
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LNS
amictus, amictūs
amicio
noun (m., 4th declension)
  1. a throwing about or on
  2. The manner of dressing, fashion
  3. the garment itself that is thrown about or on, any clothing, a mantle, cloak
  4. other kinds of covering
Abbreviations
amictus, ūs, m. amicio, orig. a throwing about or on one of a garment; hence, The manner of dressing, fashion: amictum imitari alicujus, Cic. de Or. 2, 22, 91 (cf. Plin. Ep. 2, 3, 2): est aliquid in amictu, Quint. 11, 3, 156.

— Meton., abstr. pro concr., the garment itself that is thrown about or on, any clothing, a mantle, cloak, etc.: quam (statuam) esse ejusdem, status, amictus, anulus, imago ipsa declarat, Cic. Att. 6, 1, 17: frustra jam vestes, frustra mutatur amictus, Tib. 1, 9, 13: velut amictum mutabis eos, Vulg. Heb. 1, 12: duplex, made of a double texture, Verg. A. 5, 421: Tyrii, Ov. A. A. 2, 297: amictus corporis, Vulg. Eccli. 19, 27: nec amictu ora velabis, ib. Ez. 24, 17: gloriam dedit sanctitatis amictum, the garment of holiness, i. e. the sacred vestment, ib. Eccli. 50, 12 et saep.

— Trop. For other kinds of covering: caeli mutemus amictum, the air which surrounds us, i. e. to go into another region, * Lucr. 6, 1133: Phrygius, Verg. A. 3, 545: nebulae amictus, id. ib. 1, 412; Stat. Th. 1, 631: caecus, Sil. 12, 613: jam virides lacerate comas, jam scindite amictus, i. e. the herbage that clothes the ground, weeds, Col. 10, 70.

— Prov.: quem mater amictum dedit, sollicite custodire, i. e. not to give up the habits formed in early youth, Quint. 5, 14, 31.
 
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