Definition of intortus
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LNS
intortus, intorta, intortum
intorqueo
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. twisted, wound
  2. crisped, curled
  3. trailed, prolonged
  4. perplexed, involved
  5. distorted, corrupted
Abbreviations
in-torqueo, torsi, tortum, 2, v. a., to twist, turn round, turn to; to wrench, sprain (class.). Lit.: mentum in dicendo, to distort, Cic. de Or. 2, 66: oculos, Verg. G. 4, 451: caulem, Plin. 19, 6, 34, § 114: talum, to sprain, Auct. B. Hisp. 38: vereor, ne Pompeio quid oneris imponam, μή μοι Γοργείην κεφαλὴν δεινοῖο πελώρου intorqueat, Cic. Att. 9, 7, 3.

—Pass. or with se, to twist or wrap itself: involvulus, quae in pampini folio intorta implicat se, Plaut. Cist. 4, 2, 64: cum subito ... procella nubibus intorsit sese, Lucr. 6, 124: ipsi palmites intorquentur, Plin. 17, 22, 35, § 183.

— Transf. To brandish, hurl, or throw towards: hastam tergo, to launch at its back, Verg. A. 2, 231: jaculum alicui, to hurl against one, id. ib. 10, 322; Ov. M. 5, 90; Sil. 1, 304: telum, Verg. A. 10, 381: saxum, Sil. 7, 623: telum in hostem, Verg. A. 10, 882; Sen. Ep. 45.

— To throw into confusion: orationem, Plaut. Cist. 4, 2, 65; cf. mores, to corrupt, pervert, Pers. 5, 38.

— Trop., to cast upon, throw out against: alternis versibus intorquentur inter fratres gravissimae contumeliae, Cic. Tusc. 4, 36, 77: vocem diram, Sil. 11, 342.

Hence, intortus, a, um, P. a., twisted, wound; crisped, curled; trailed, prolonged; perplexed, involved; distorted, corrupted: spirae modo, Plin. 2, 25, 23, § 91: intorto circa bracchium pallio, wound about my arm, Petr. 80: paludamentum, wrapped round, Liv. 25, 16: angues intorti capillis Eumenidum, entwined, Hor. C. 2, 13, 35: capilli, curled, Mart. 8, 33; Sil. 3, 284: sonus concisus, intortus, Plin. 10, 29, 43, § 82: noctuae intorto carmine occinunt, App. Flor. 13: rudentes, twisted, made by twisting, Cat. 64, 235: funes, Ov. M. 3, 679 al.

—Adv.: intortē, windingly, crookedly: intortius, Plin. 16, 16, 27, § 68.

— Transf.: hoc dicere, August. de Nat. et Grat. 49.
 
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