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Lewis : retego

retego, rĕtĕgo, xi, ctum, 3, v. a. To uncover, bare, open (not freq. till after the Aug. period; syn.: nudo, exuo). Lit.: thecam nummariam, Cic. Att. 4, 7, 2: (area) retecta, unroofed, Varr. R. R. 1, 51, 2: vultus scisso velamine, Luc. 8, 669: caput pallio, Petr. 17, 3: caput, Caes. ap. Plin. Ep. 3, 12, 13: jugulum simul pectusque, Ov. M. 13, 459: pedes, Suet. Aug. 78: dentes, Pers. 3, 101: ensem, Luc. 9, 830: sacra, to throw open, make accessible, Prop. 5, 9, 26: solum hiatu, to open, Ov. M. 5, 357 (with patere): homo retectus, i. e. deprived of his shield, Verg. A. 12, 374: retexit se umbo, Sil. 9, 109: terram retexit anima tua, Vulg. Ecclus. 47, 16.

Poet.: ubi Titan radiis retexerit orbem, i. e. shall make visible, show, reveal, Verg. A. 4, 119; 5, 65: retegente diem Lucifero, Ov. M. 8, 1: rebus luce retectis. Verg. A. 9, 461.

Trop., to disclose, discover, reveal: caecum domūs scelus omne retexit, Verg. A. 1, 356: arcanum consilium, Hor. C. 3, 21, 16: occulta conjurationis, Tac. A. 15, 74: timidi commenta animi, Ov. M. 13, 38: responsa deūm Trojanaque fata, id. ib. 13, 336: Pharsalica damna (clara dies), Luc. 7, 787: insidias, Claud. Laud. Stil. 2, 215.

* To cover again: plagam paleato luto, Pall. Nov. 7, 5.