Definition of flecto
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Orthography ID = 1006343
1.
LEM
flectō, flectere, flēxī, flexus
FALC-
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to bend, bow, curve, turn, turn round
  2. to turn, double, pass around
  3. to turn from, avoid, turn out of
  4. to turn, go, divert one's course, march, pass
  5. [figuratively] to bend, turn, direct, sway, change
  6. to bend, move, persuade, influence, prevail upon, overcome, soften, appease
Abbreviations
flectō flēxī, flexus, ere FALC-, to bend, bow, curve, turn, turn round: equos brevi, Cs.: de foro in Capitolium currūs: habenas, O.: cursūs in orbem, O.: iter ad Privernum, L.: flexa In burim ulmus, V.: artūs, L.: ora retro, O.: geminas acies huc, direct, V.: lumina, avert, V.: salignas cratīs, weave, V.: flex{*} fractique motūs, contorted: flexum mare, a bay, Ta.: (silva) se sinistrorsus, Cs.: (milvus) Flectitur in gyrum, wheels, O.: flector in anguem, wind myself into a snake, O.: Cera multas Flectitur in facies, is moulded, O.

—To turn, double, pass around: in flectendis promunturiis: Leucatam.

—To turn from, avoid, turn out of: viam, C., L.: iter, V.

—To turn, go, divert one's course, march, pass: laevo flectentes limine, V.: ex Gabino in Tusculanos flexere colles, L.: ad Oceanum, L.: ad sapientiam, Ta.

—Fig., to bend, turn, direct, sway, change: animum, T.: teneros et rudīs: suam naturam huc et illuc: vocem, modulate: flexus sonus, i. e. melancholy: mentīs suas ad nostrum imperium: aliquem a proposito, divert, L.: animos, quin, etc., L.: animos ad carmina, O.: Quo vobis mentes sese flexere viai? Enn. ap. C.: Cereus in vitium flecti, H.: flexo in meridiem die, Ta.: versūs, qui in Tiberium flecterentur, i. e. might be applied, Ta.

—To bend, move, persuade, influence, prevail upon, overcome, soften, appease: quibus rebus ita flectebar animo, ut, etc.: flectere mollibus Iam durum imperiis, H.: Superos, V.: fata deum precando, V.: ingenium alicuius avorsum, S.: si flectitur ira deorum, O.: ad deditionem animos, L.
 
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