Definition of tinctum
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LNS
tinctum, tinctī
tingens
Mostly Plural
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. dyed or colored stuffs
Abbreviations
tingo (less correctly, tinguo), nxi, nctum, 3, v. a. root tvak-, to wet; Sanscr. tuc-; Gr. τέγγω, to wet, moisten, bathe with or in any liquid (class.; cf.: aspergo, irroro, imbuo). Lit.: tunica sanguine centauri tincta, Cic. N. D. 3, 28, 70: Lydia Pactoli tingit arata liquor, Prop. 1, 6, 32: in amne comas, id. 4 (5), 4, 24: tinget pavimentum mero, Hor. C. 2, 14, 27: Arctos Oceani metuentis aequore tingi, Verg. G. 1, 246: stridentia Aera lacu, id. ib. 4, 172: gemmam lacrimis, Ov. M. 9, 567: in undis summa pedum vestigia, id. ib. 4, 343: pedis vestigia, id. ib. 5, 592: flumine corpora, i. e. to bathe, id. ib. 12, 413: corpora lymphis, id. ib. 2, 459: in amne faces, id. R. Am. 700: (asinae) horrent ita ut pedes omnino caveant tingere, Plin. 8, 43, 68, § 169.

—Poet.: in alto Phoebus anhelos Aequore tinget equos, bathe or plunge, i. e. will set, Ov. M. 15, 419: non ego te meis Immunem meditor tingere poculis, i. e. to entertain, treat you, Hor. C. 4, 12, 23.

— In partic. To soak in color, to dye, color, tinge (syn. inficio): Phocaico bibulas tingebat murice lanas, Ov. M. 6, 9; cf.: lanas vestium murice Afro, Hor. C. 2, 16, 36.

— Poet.: niveam ovem Tyrio murice, Tib. 2, 4, 28: coma viridi cortice tincta nucis, id. 1, 8, 44: vestes Gaetulo murice, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 181: vestem rubro cocco, id. S. 2, 6, 103: sanguine cultros, Ov. M. 7, 599; cf.: secures cervice, Hor. C. 3, 23, 13: ora cruore, Ov. M. 14, 237: comam, id. Am. 1, 14, 2: cutem, i. e. to paint, Mart. 1, 77, 5: tinguntur sole populi, i. e. are embrowned, Plin. 6, 19, 22, § 70: nummos, to wash copper coins with gold or silver, Dig. 48, 10, 8: globus ... candenti lumine tinctus, i. e. illuminated, Lucr. 5, 720; so, loca lumine, id. 6, 173.

— Of colors as objects, to produce, bring out: purpuram, Plin. 6, 31, 36, § 201; 16, 18, 31, § 77: caeruleum, id. 33, 13, 57, § 161.

— To baptize (late Lat.): tinctus est ab Joanne prophetā in Jordane flumine, Lact. 4, 15, 2.

— Trop.: orator sit mihi tinctus litteris, audierit aliquid, legerit, tinctured, i. e. imbued, well furnished with, etc., Cic. de Or. 2, 20, 85: Laelia patris elegantiā tincta, id. Brut. 58, 211: verba sensu tincta, Quint. 4, 2, 117: Romano lepidos sale tinge libellos, Mart. 8, 3, 19: sales lepore Attico tincti, id. 3, 20, 9: in similitudinem sui tingit (virtus), Sen. Ep. 66, 8.

—Hence, P. a. as substt. tingens, entis, m., a dyer: tingentium officinae, Plin. 9, 38, 62, § 133; 37, 9, 40, § 122.

tincta, ōrum, n., dyed or colored stuffs: tincta absint, Cic. Leg. 2, 18, 45.
 
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