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Lewis : retexo

retexo, rĕtexo, xui (retexi, Manil. 4, 214 dub.), xtum, 3, v. a. To unweave, unravel what has been woven (class.). Lit.: quasi Penelope telam retexens, Cic. Ac. 2, 29, 95: tela retexta dolo, Ov. Am. 3, 9, 30: telas, Stat. S. 3, 5, 9.

Poet., transf., of other things: nec (corpora possunt) retexi, be decomposed, Lucr. 1, 529; so, umorem maris (sol), id. 5, 267: luna quater plenum tenuata retexuit orbem, i. e. lessened or diminished again, Ov. M. 7, 531.

Trop., to break up, cancel, annul, reverse (cf.: resolvo, rescindo): multa quaerendo reperiunt non modo ea, quae jam non possint ipsi dissolvere, sed etiam quibus ante exorsa et potius detexta prope retexantur, Cic. de Or. 2, 38, 158: superiora (novi timores), id. Fam. 11, 14, 3: istius praeturam (opp. suam gerere), id. Verr. 2, 2, 26, § 63: illa (dicta), to take back, id. Fin. 5, 28, 84: orationem meam, to alter, change, id. Phil. 2, 13, 32: scriptorum quaeque, to revise, correct, Hor. S. 2, 3, 2: opus, Ov. P. 1, 3, 30; id. R. Am. 12: retegens caelum terque ora retexens, Stat. S. 5, 3, 29: jura, Manil. 4, 214: calumniae textum, App. Mag. p. 313, 38: an, quod adulescens praestiti, id nunc commutem ac me ipse retexam? and fashion myself anew, metamorphose myself, Masius ap. Cic. Fam. 11, 28, 5.

To weave again or anew; to renew, repeat (poet.; not anteAug.).

Trop.: properata retexite fata, i. e. call back to life, Ov. M. 10, 31: inde retro redeunt, idemque retexitur ordo, id. ib. 15, 249; cf. Verg. A. 12, 763.

To repeat, relate again, narrate: oro, mater, ordine mihi singula retexe, App. M. 9, p. 224, 30; so, orationem, Lampr. Alex. Sev. 6; Claud. B. Gild. 325; Aus. Idyll. 10, 298.