Definition of plecto
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Orthography ID = 2045610
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LNS
plectō, plectere, plexī, plexus
-, -, plecxuī, -
πλέκω, πλοκή, root plek; Gr. πλέκω, πλοκή; Lat. plicin simplicis, implico, etc.; cf. 3. plaga, ., :, Mull.:, ,, anteclass.: plexa, non falsa autumare dictio Delphis solet, Pac. ap., dub. al. flecteret.
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. To plait, braid, interweave
Abbreviations
plecto, xi and xui, xum, 3, v. a. root plek-; Gr. πλέκω, πλοκή; Lat. plicin sim-plic-is, im-plic-o, etc.; cf. 3. plaga. To plait, braid, interweave (rare; mostly in the part. perf. and poet.; not in Cic. or Caes.; syn.: plico, flecto, necto]. Lit.: crines plexueris, Vulg. Judic. 16, 13: coronam de spinis, id. Matt. 27, 29: plexa colligata significat ex Graeco, cui nos etiam praepositionem adicimus, cum dicimus perplexa, Fest. p. 230 Mull.: plexae coronae, Lucr. 5, 1399: flores plexi, Cat. 64, 284: colligationes, Vitr. 10, 1.

— Trop.: ple-xus, a, um, P. a., involved, intricate, entangled, ambiguous (ante-class.): plexa, non falsa autumare dictio Delphis solet, Pac. ap. Non. 237, 4.

— To twist, bend, turn: monstrabat vitulus quo se pacto plecteret, Phaedr. 5, 9, 3 dub. (al. flecteret).
 
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