Close Window

Lewis : lento

lento, lento, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. id., to make flexible, to bend (poet. and in postclass. prose). Lit.: arcus lentare et fundere glandes, i. e. to draw a bow, Stat. Achill. 1, 436; so, arcus, id. Th. 1, 703: Gortynia cornua, id. ib. 3, 587.

Transf., to bend, i. e. ply the oar: Trinacriā lentandus remus in undā, Verg. A. 3, 384: remos, Sen. Agm. 437.

Trop. Of time, to draw out, prolong, lengthen, protract: lentare fervida bella, Sil. 8, 11: fata Romana lentata, Treb. Claud. 6.

To moderate: lentatus vapor, Sid. Carm. 22, 191.