Definition of bracchium, brachium
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Orthography ID = 1001878
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LEM
bracchium, bracchiī
(brāchium, brāchiī)
βραχίων
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. the forearm, lower arm
  2. [in general] the arm
  3. [by metonymy of animals] the claws of crawfish
  4. the claws of the constellations Scorpio and Cancer
  5. [of trees] the branches
  6. [of the sea] an arm
Abbreviations
bracchium (brāch-) ī, n, braxi/wn, the forearm, lower arm: bracchia et lacerti, O.: (feminae) nudae bracchia et lacertos, Ta.

—In gen., the arm: bracchium fregisse: diu iactato bracchio scutum emittere, Cs.: collo dare bracchia circum, V.: bracchia Cervici dabat, H.: Bracchia ad superas extulit auras, V.: iuventus horrida bracchiis, H.: matri bracchia tendere, O.: tendens ad caelum bracchia, O.: diversa bracchia ducens, i. e. separating widely, V.

—Prov.: dirigere bracchia contra Torrentem, to swim against the current, Iu.

— Of gesture: extento bracchio.

—Of the Cyclopes at work: bracchia tollunt In numerum, keeping time, V.

—Fig.: aliquid levi bracchio agere, to do negligently: me molli bracchio obiurgas, gently: Praebuerim sceleri bracchia nostra tuo, lend a hand, O.

—Meton., of animals, the claws of crawfish, O.

—The claws of the constellations Scorpio and Cancer, V., O.

—Of trees, the branches: in ramos bracchia crescunt, O.

—Of the vine, V.

—An arm of the sea: nec bracchia porrexerat Amphitrite, O.

—A ship's yard: iubet intendi bracchia velis, V.

—A leg (of a pair of dividers): duo ferrea bracchia, O.

—In fortifications, an outwork: bracchio obiecto, L.: muro bracchium iniunxerat, a line of communication, L.: bracchiis duobis Piraeum Athenis iungere, walls, L.
 
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