Definition of umbo
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Orthography ID = 2061501
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LNS
umbō, umbōnis
ἄμβων, ὀμφαλός, kindr. with ἄμβων, ὀμφαλός, umbilicus; Germ. Nabel; Engl. navel
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. A boss
  2. a shield
  3. The elbow
  4. A promontory
  5. the Isthmus of Corinth
  6. A projecting boundary-stone
Abbreviations
umbo, ōnis, m. kindr. with ἄμβων, ὀμφαλός, umbilicus; Germ. Nabel; Engl. navel; prop. any convex elevation; hence, A boss of a shield, Enn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 3 (Ann. v. 432 Vahl.); Verg. A. 2, 546: scutis magis quam gladiis geritur res: umbonibus incussāque alā sternuntur hostes, Liv. 9, 41, 18.

— Transf., a shield (in prose not ante-Aug.; syn. clipeus), Verg. A. 7, 633; 9, 810; 10, 884; Sil. 4, 354; Liv. 4, 19, 5; 30, 34, 3; Auct. ap. Quint. 8, 5, 24: junctae umbone phalanges, Juv. 2, 46; cf. Luc. 6, 192: umbone se protegere, Just. 33, 2.

— Trop.: judicialis, Val. Max. 8, 5, 4.

— The elbow, Mart. 3, 46, 5; Stat. Th. 2, 670; Suet. Caes. 68 fin.

— A promontory, Stat. Achill. 1, 408.

—Hence, transf., Isthmius, the Isthmus of Corinth, Stat. Th. 7, 15.

— A projecting boundary-stone in fields, Stat. Th. 6, 352.

— A projecting part of a precious stone, a knob, boss, Plin. 37, 6, 23, § 88.

— The full part or swelling of a garment, Tert. Pall. 5.

—Hence, transf.: umbo candidus, a toga, Pers. 5, 33.
 
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