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Lewis : obsero

obsero obsĕro (ops-), sēvi, sĭtum, 3 (inf. perf. sync. obsesse for obsevisse, Att. ap. Non. 395, 27), v. a. Lit. To sow or plant (class.): frumentum, Plaut. Trin. 2, 4, 129. —Comically: pugnos, to give a good drubbing, Plaut. Men. 5, 7, 23.

Transf. To sow or plant with any thing: saepimentum virgultis aut spinis, Varr. R. R. 1, 14, 1: terram frugibus. Cic. Leg. 2, 25, 63; Col. 2, 9, 1; Varr. R. R. 1, 44, 2.

In gen., to cover over, fill with; only in perf. pass. part., covered over, filled: omnia arbustis obsita, Lucr. 5, 1377: loca obsita virgultis, Liv. 28, 2: obsita pomis Rura, Ov. M. 13, 719: video aegrum pannis annisque obsitum, Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 5: obsitus illuvie ac squalore, Tac. A. 4, 28: vestis obsita squalore, Liv. 2, 23: legati ... obsiti squalore et sordibus, id. 29, 16: variis obsita frondibus, Hor. C. 1, 18, 12: montes nivibus, Curt. 5, 6, 15: aër pallore, darkened, Luc. 5, 627; cf.: dies nube obsitus, Sen. Troad. 20: obsitus aevo, Verg. A. 8, 307: Io jam setis obsita, id. ib. 7, 790: terga (marinae beluae) obsita conchis, Ov. M. 4, 724.

Trop.: Tun' is es, qui in me aerumnam obsevisti, hast brought upon me, occasioned me, Plaut. Ep. 4, 1, 30: em istic oportet opseri mores malos, si in opserendo possint interfieri, id. Trin. 2, 4, 130.