Definition of amplector, amploctor
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LNS
amplector, amplectī, amplexus sum
amploctor, amploctī, -
amplector, amploctor, amplecto
deponent verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to wind or twine round, to surround, encompass, encircle
  2. to embrace
  3. to embrace
  4. To embrace, to comprehend, to understand
  5. to comprehend, to discuss, to handle, treat
  6. to comprehend
Abbreviations
am-plector (old form amploctor, Prisc. p. 552, 39 P.), exus, 3, v. dep. (act. form amplecto, Liv. And. Od. ap. Diom. p. 379 P.; cf. Prisc. p. 797 P.; Struve, 114.

—In pass., Plaut. Mil. 2, 6, 27; Lucil. ap. Prisc. p. 791 P.). Lit., to wind or twine round a person or thing (aliquem, πλέκεσθαι ἀμφίτινα; hence with reference to the other object; cf. adimo), to surround, encompass, encircle; of living beings, to embrace (class. in prose and poetry): genua amplectens, Liv. And. Od. ap. Diom. p. 379 P. (as transl. of Hom. Od. 6, 142: γούνων λαβών): amplectimur tibi genua, Plaut. Rud. 1, 5, 16; so id. Cist. 2, 3, 25: exsanguem (patrem) amplexus, Tac. H. 3, 25: effigiem Augusti amplecti, id. A. 4, 67: magnam Herculis aram, id. ib. 12, 24: serpens arboris amplectens stirpem, Lucr. 5, 34: quorum tellus amplectitur ossa, id. 1, 135: manibus saxa, to grasp, Liv. 5, 47: munimento amplecti, id. 35, 28; so id. 41, 5 et saep.: amplectitur intra se insulam, Plin. 5, 1, 1, § 3: amplexa jugerum soli quercus, id. 16, 31, 56, § 130: et molli circum est ansas amplexus acantho, Verg. E. 3, 45: urbes amplecti muro, Hor. A. P. 209 et saep.: visne ego te ac tute me amplectare? Plaut. Most. 1, 4, 9; * Ter. And. 2, 5, 19: ille me amplexus atque osculans flere prohibebat, Cic. Somn. Scip. 3 (id. Rep. 6, 14, where Orell. reads complexus).

— Of space, to embrace: spatium amplexus ad vim remigii, Tac. A. 12, 56: quattuor milia passuum ambitu amplexus est, id. ib. 4, 49: domus naturae amplectens pontum terrasque jacentes, Manil. 1, 536.

— Trop. To embrace in mind or knowledge, i. e. to comprehend, to understand: animo rei magnitudinem amplecti, Cic. de Or. 1, 5, 19: Quas (artes) si quis unus complexus omnes, id. ib. 1, 17, 76: quae si judex non amplectetur omnia consilio, non animo ac mente circumspiciet, id. Font. 7; also simply to reflect upon, to consider: cogitationem toto pectore amplecti, id. Att. 12, 35.

— In discourse, to comprehend, i.e. to discuss, to handle, treat: quod ego argumentum pluribus verbis amplecterer, Cic. Rosc. Com. 12: actio verbis causam et rationem juris amplectitur, id. Caecin. 14, 40: omnes res per scripturam amplecti, id. Inv. 2, 50: non ego cuncta meis amplecti versibus opto, Verg. G. 2, 42: totius Ponti forma breviter amplectenda est, ut facilius partes noscantur, Plin. 4, 12, 24, § 75.

—Also of a name, to comprehend under: quod idem interdum virtutis nomine amplectimur, Cic. Tusc. 2, 13, 30; cf.: si quis universam et propriam oratoris vim definire complectique vult, to define the peculiar function of the orator and include the whole of it, id. de Or. 1, 15, 64; so of a law, to include: sed neque haec (verba) in principem aut principis parentem, quos lex majestatis amplectitur, Tac. A. 4, 34.

— Of study, learning, to include, embrace: neque eam tamen scientiam, quam adjungis oratori, complexus es, but yet have notincluded in your attainments that knowledge which, etc., Cic. de Or. 1, 17, 77: Quod si tantam rerum maximarum arte suā rhetorici illi doctores complecterentur, id. ib. 1, 19, 86.

— To embrace in heart, i.e. to love, favor, cherish: quem mihi videtur amplecti res publica, Cic. Cat. 4, 3: nimis amplecti plebem videbatur, id. Mil. 72: aliquem amicissime, id. Fam. 6, 6 fin.; Sall. J. 7, 6: hoc se amplectitur uno, i. e. se amat, esteems himself, Hor. S. 1, 2, 53: qui tanto amore possessiones suas amplexi tenebant, Cic. Sull. 20; opp. repudiare, id. de Or. 1, 24; opp. removere, id. Cat. 4, 7: amplecti virtutem, id. Phil. 10, 4: nobilitatem et dignitates hominum amplecti, id. Fam. 4, 8: mens hominis amplectitur maxime cognitionem, delights in understanding, id. Ac. pr. 2, 10, 31: (episcopum) amplectentem eum fidelem sermonem, * Vulg. Tit. 1, 9: amplexus civitates (sc. animo), having fixed his mind on, i. e. intending to attack, seize, Tac. Agr. 25: causam rei publicae amplecti, Cic. Sest. 93; and so playfully of one who robs the State treasury: rem publicam nimium amplecti, id. Fl. 18.

— In circumlocution: magnam Brigantium partem aut victoriā amplexus est aut bello, embraced in conquest, i. e. conquered, Tac. Agr. 17.
 
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