Definition of arto, arcto
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LNS
artō, artāre, artāvī, artātus
arctō, arctāre, arctāvī, arctātus
1. artus, aro
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to draw or press close together, to compress, contract
  2. to contract, straiten, limit, curtail
  3. to finish, conclude
Abbreviations
arto (not arcto), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. 1. artus, to draw or press close together, to compress, contract (not found in Cic.). Lit.: omnia conciliatu artari possunt, * Lucr. 1, 576: libros, Mart. 1, 3, 3; Col. 12, 44, 2: vitis contineri debet vimine, non artari, Plin. 17, 23, 35, § 209: angustias eas artantibus insulis parvis, quae etc., id. 3, 6, 13, § 83.

— Trop., to contract, straiten, limit, curtail: fortuna humana fingit artatque ut lubet, i. e. in angustias redigit, Plaut. Capt. 2, 2, 54 Lind.; Liv. 45, 56: tempus, to limit, circumscribe, Dig. 42, 1, 2; 38, 9, 1: se, to limit one's self, to retrench, ib. 1, 11, 2 al.

— In gen., to finish, conclude, Petr. 85, 4.

—Hence, artātus, a, um, P. a., contracted into a small compass; hence, narrow, close; and of time, short: pontus, Luc. 5, 234: tempus, Vell. 1, 16.
 
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