Definition of fuco
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LNS
fūcō, fūcāre, fūcāvī, fūcātus
1. fucus
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to color, paint, dye
  2. to paint, to rouge
Abbreviations
fūco, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. 1. fucus, to color, paint, dye. In gen.: Alba nec Assyrio fucatur lana veneno, Verg. G. 2, 465; so, vellera Milesia saturo hyali colore, id. ib. 4, 334: tabulas colore, Tac. A. 2, 14: pinnas vario veneno, Nemes. Cyneg. 309: frena spumis sanguineis (equus), Claud. Laud. Stil. 3, 350: humida creta colorque Stercore fucatus crocodili, i. e. paint made of crocodile's dung, Hor. Epod. 12, 11 (cf. Plin. 28, 8, 28, § 109).

— In partic., with cosmetics, to paint, to rouge. Lit.: fucandi cura coloris, Ov. Tr. 2, 487: corpora vulsa atque fucata, Quint. 8 praef. § 19.

— Trop.: unumquodque genus (dicendi) cum fucatur atque praelinitur, fit praestigiosum, is embellished too much, Gell. 7, 14, 11.

—Hence, fūcātus, a, um, P. a. (acc. to II. B.), painted, colored, beautified, falsified, counterfeit (a favorite word of Cic.; syn.: simulatus; opp. sincerus, verus, naturalis): secerni blandus amicus a vero et internosci tam potest adhibita diligentia quam omnia fucata et simulata a sinceris atque veris, Cic. Lael. 25, 95: naturalis non fucatus nitor, id. Brut. 9, 36; cf.: fucati medicamenta candoris et ruboris omnia repellentur: elegantia modo et munditia remanebit, id. Or. 23, 79: signa probitatis non fucata forensi specie, sed domesticis inusta notis veritatis, id. Planc. 12, 29: iisdem ineptiis fucata sunt illa omnia, id. Mur. 12, 26: puer subdolae ac fucatae vernilitatis, Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 79.

—Comp.: versus Homeri fucatior (opp. simplicior et sincerior), Gell. 13, 26, 3.

—* Adv.: fūcāte, with paint or color: fucatius concinnata carmina, Aus. in prosa post Idyll. 3.
 
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