Definition of textum
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1.
LNS
textum, textī
texo
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. that which is woven, a web
  2. that which is plaited, braided, fitted together, a plait, texture, fabric
  3. tissue, texture, style
Abbreviations
texo, xui, xtum (inf. paragog. texier, Plaut. Trin. 3, 3, 69), 3, v. a. root tek-; Gr. ἔτεκον, τίκτω, to beget; Sanscr. takman, child; taksh, to make, to weave (class.; syn. neo). Lit.: texens telam, Ter. Heaut. 2, 3, 44: vestes, Tib. 2, 3, 54: tegumenta corporum vel texta vel suta, Cic. N. D. 2, 60, 150: in araneolis aliae quasi rete texunt, id. ib. 2, 48, 123: tenuem texens sublimis aranea telam, Cat. 68, 49: in vacuo texetur aranea lecto, Prop. 3, 6 (4, 5), 33: chlamydem, Val. Fl. 2, 499.

—Absol., Plin. 11, 24, 28, § 79.

— Transf., in gen., to join or fit together any thing; to plait, braid, interweave, interlace, intertwine; to construct, make, fabricate, build, etc. (mostly poet.): rubeā texatur fiscina virgā, Verg. G. 1, 266: molle feretrum texunt virgis et vimine querno, id. A. 11, 65: parietem lento vimine, Ov. F. 6, 262; and: domum vimine querno, Stat. Th. 1, 583. saepes, Verg. G. 2, 371: crates, Hor. Epod. 2, 45: rosam, Prop. 3, 3 (4, 2), 36; cf.: coronam rosis, Mart. 13, 51, 1: varios flores, Ov. M. 10, 123: tegetes, Plin. 21, 18, 69, § 112: harundinibus textae casae, id. 30, 10, 27, § 89: navigia ex papyro, id. 13, 11, 22, § 72: nidos, Quint. 2, 16, 16: basilicam, Cic. Att. 4, 16, 14: robore naves, Verg. A. 11, 326: harundine texta hibernacula, Liv. 30, 3, 9: pyram pinu aridā, Prud. στεφ. 10, 846: Labyrinthus Parietibus textum caecis iter, Verg. A. 5, 589.

— Trop., to weave, compose: quamquam ea tela texitur et ea incitatur in civitate ratio vivendi, ut, etc., is devised, contrived, Cic. de Or. 3, 60, 226; cf.: amor patriae Quod tua texuerunt scripta retexit opus, i. e. had wrought, produced, Ov. P. 1, 3, 30: quamquam sermones possunt longi texier, Plaut. Trin. 3, 3, 68: epistulas cottidianis verbis, Cic. Fam. 9, 21, 1; cf.: opus luculente, id. Q. Fr. 3, 5, 1.

Hence, textum, i, n., that which is woven, a web (poet. and in postAug. prose). Lit.: pretiosa texta, Ov. H. 17, 223: illita texta veneno, id. ib. 9, 163: rude, id. M. 8, 640; Mart. 8, 28, 18: pepli, Stat. Th. 10, 56.

— Transf., that which is plaited, braided, or fitted together, a plait, texture, fabric: pinea carinae, Cat. 64, 10; Ov. M. 11, 524; 14, 531; id. F. 1, 506: non enarrabile clipei, Verg. A. 8, 625: ferrea, Lucr. 6, 1052; cf. talia, id. 5, 95: Lolliam vidi, zmaragdis margaritisque opertam, alterno texto fulgentibus toto capite, in alternate structures, layers, Plin. 9, 35, 58, § 117.

— * Trop., of literary composition, tissue, texture, style: dicendi textum tenue, Quint. 9, 4, 17.
 
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