Definition of figuro
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LNS
figūrō, figūrāre, figūrāvī, figūrātus
figura
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to form, fashion, shape
  2. To imagine, fancy, picture
  3. to adorn with figures
  4. derived
  5. figurative
Abbreviations
figūro, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. figura, to form, fashion, shape (rare but class.). Lit.: mundum ea forma figuravit, qua una omnes reliquae formae concluduntur, Cic. Univ. 6: aes in habitum statuae, Sen. Ep. 65: medullas in lapidis naturam, Plin. 36, 22, 45, § 161: caseos, id. 16, 38, 72, § 181: barbam peregrina ratione, Petr. 102.

— Absol., Cic. N. D. 1, 39, 110.

— Trop. In gen.: voces lingua, to pronounce, utter, Lucr. 4, 550; cf. id. 2, 413: os tenerum pueri balbumque poeta figurat, forms, trains, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 126: dum tempora nostra figurat, represents, Prud. Psych. 66.

— In partic. To imagine, fancy, picture: qui in crepidine viderat Marium in sella figuravit, Sen. Contr. 3, 17 med.: quales ad bella excitanda exeunt Furiae, talem nobis iram figuremus, Sen. Ira, 2, 35 med.: inanes species anxio animo, Curt. 7, 1 fin.

— In rhet. lang., to adorn with figures: tam translatis verbis quam propriis figuratur oratio, Quint. 9, 1, 9: plurima mutatione figuramus, id. 10, 1, 12.

— Absol.: affectus efficaciter movit, figurabat egregie, Sen. Contr. 3 praef.

—Hence, figū-rātus, a, um, P. a. Lit., formed, fashioned, shaped: boum ipsa terga declarant non esse se ad onus accipiendum figurata, Cic. N. D. 2, 63, 159: (hominis) ita figuratum corpus, id. Fin. 5, 12, 34: signum in modum Liburnae figuratum, Tac. G. 9: venter ei, qui a periculo tutus est, reddit mollia, figurata, well-formed stools, Cels. 2, 3; 2, 8 med.

—Of a word, derived: dicatur a Graeca voce figurata esse, Gai. Inst. 3, 93 fin.

— Trop., of speech, figurative (not in Cic., but very freq. in Quint.): oratio ἐσχηματισμένη, id est figurata (opp. ἀσχημάτιστος, figuris carens), Quint. 9, 1, 13; cf. id. 8, 3, 59: verba, id. 8, 1, 1; 9, 2, 7: controversiae, id. 9, 2, 65; 88; 9, 1, 14.

—Adv. (acc. to B.), figuratively; in two forms: figūrāto, Tert. adv. Marc. 3, 14 al.: figūrāte, Ascon. ap. Cic. Verr. 2, 6: figuratius, Sid. Ep. 5, 8.
 
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