Definition of describo
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LEM
dēscrībō, dēscrībere, dēscrīpsī, dēscrīptus
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. (often confounded with discribo), to copy off, transcribe, write out, write down
  2. to sketch, describe, draw, depict, represent
  3. [figuratively] to represent, delineate, describe
  4. to define, prescribe, fix, assign
Abbreviations
dē-scrībō īpsī, īptus, ere (often confounded with discribo), to copy off, transcribe, write out, write down: a te librum (i. e. a tuo exemplo): descriptam legem adferunt, the draf{*} in foliis carmina, V.: in cortice Carmina, carve, V.: ius ab antiquā gente, copy, adopt, L.

—To sketch, describe, draw, depict, represent: formas in harenā: caeli meatūs radio, V.

—Fig., to represent, delineate, describe: res verbis describenda: dignus describi, quod malus ac fur, etc., H.: volnera Parthi, H.: cum pluvius describitur arcus, H.: facta versibus, N.: Votivā descripta tabellā Vita senis, H.

—To define, prescribe, fix, assign: iura finium: rationem totius belli: classīs ex censu, L.: vices (poetae), H.: in quattuor urbanas tribūs libertinos, L.: in duodecim mensīs annum, L.: vecturas frumenti finitimis civitatibus, Cs.: suum cuique munus.
 
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