Definition of trunco
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Orthography ID = 2061024
1.
LNS
truncō, truncāre, truncāvī, truncātus
2. truncus
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to maim, mutilate, mangle, shorten, to cut off
Abbreviations
trunco, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. 2. truncus, to maim, mutilate, mangle, or shorten by cutting off, to cut off (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; syn.: mutilo, amputo): truncata simulacra deum, Liv. 31, 30, 7: statuis regis truncatis, id. 31, 23, 10: truncat olus foliis, strips, cuts off the leaves, Ov. M. 8, 647: truncato ex vulneribus corpore, Tac. A. 1, 17; cf. id. H. 3, 33: truncatā corporis parte, partem corporis, Just. 11, 14, 11; 15, 3, 4: cadavera, Luc. 6, 584: caput, id. 6, 566: lacertos, Claud. ap. Ruf. 2, 411: frontem, i. e. to deprive of an eye, Sil. 4, 541: manibusque truncatus et armis, deprived of his hands and weapons, Claud. B. Get. 88: quia antiquum illud (signum) vetustate truncatum est, Plin. Ep. 9, 39, 4: truncatis arboribus, Suet. Calig. 45 init.

—Poet., transf.: aquas, to cut apart, rend asunder, separate, Claud. Gigant. 70: heroos tenores gressu, i. e. to shorten hexameters into pentameters, Stat. S. 2, 3, 98.

—Pregn.: cervos, i. e. to kill, Val. Fl. 6, 567; Amm. 15, 4, 11.

— Trop.: tunc omnibus fere membris erat truncata respublica, Eum. Pan. Const. Caes. 10.
 
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