Definition of amplexor
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LNS
amplexor, amplexārī, amplexātus sum
amplector
deponent verb (1st conjugation)
  1. v. dep. freq
  2. to embrace, encircle
  3. to love, honor, cherish, esteem
Abbreviations
amplexor, ātus, 1, v. dep. freq. (act. form amplexo, analog to amplecto, Plaut. Poen. 5, 4, 60; Att. ap. Non. 470, 11; Lucil. ap. Prisc. p. 791 P.; Petr. 63) [amplector], to embrace, encircle (more rare than the simple verb; for the most part only anteclass., and in Cic. and eccl. Lat.). Lit.: aram amplexantes, Plaut. Rud. 3, 3, 33: tenebit praedam et amplexabitur, keep it fast, Vulg. Isa. 5, 29.

—Esp., in love, at greeting, parting, etc., Plaut. Truc. 5, 33; id. Mil. 5, 40: mitto jam osculari atque amplexari, * Ter. Heaut. 5, 1, 27: inimicum meum, sic amplexabantur, sic fovebant, sic osculabantur, Cic. Fam. 1, 9: Arsinoe corpore suo puerorum corpora amplexata protexit, Just. 24, 3: amplexatus est eum, Vulg. Gen. 33, 4; 45, 14; ib. Jud. 19, 4.

— Trop., to love, honor, cherish, esteem: Appius totum me amplexatur, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 12: otium, id. Sest. 45, 98; so id. Clu. 44; id. de Or. 3, 17; id. Fin. 4, 14: species (i. e. ἰδέας) mirifice Plato erat amplexatus, i. e. adamaverat, suas fecerat, id. Ac. 1, 9 al.: quae amplexamini, Sall. C. 52, 5.
 
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