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Lewis : intexo

intexo, intexo, texŭi, textum, 3, v. a., to weave into, to inweave, interweave; to plait, join together, interlace, surround, cover. Lit.: purpureasque notas filis intexuit albis, Ov. M. 6, 577: diversos colores picturae, Plin. 8, 48, 74, § 196: hastas foliis, Verg. E. 5, 31: vitibus ulmos, id. G. 2, 221: vestibus intexto Phrygiis spectabilis auro, Ov. M. 6, 166; cf. Curt. 9, 7, 12: cum chlamyde purpurea variis coloribus intexta, embroidered, Auct. Her. 4, 47, 60: intextus puer regius, Verg. A. 5, 252; id. G. 3, 25: hederae intexere truncos, Ov. M. 4, 365.

Esp., to weave, make by weaving or interlacing: tribus intextum tauris opus, of hides, Verg. A. 10, 785: sterili junco cannaque intexta palustri, Luc. 5, 517: ex lino, Plin. 10, 33, 50, § 96; cf.: latera intextus stellatis axibus agger, Sil. 13, 109.

Trop.: facta chartis, to interweave on paper, i. e. to describe, Tib. 4, 1, 5: parva magnis, laeta tristibus, Cic. Part. 4, 12: aliquid in causa prudenter, id. de Or. 2, 16, 68: Varronem, id. Att. 13, 12, 3: tali te vellem ritu inter soles ... naturae rerum magnis intexere chartis, to interweave in a poem on nature your fame, etc., Verg. Cir. 39.