amplexus


amplexus

amplexus, ūs, m. (amplector), das Umschlingen, Umfassen, I) eig.: a) übh.: draconis od. serpentis, Cic. u. Ov.: alqm amplexibus necare (v. einer Schlange), Ov.: u. beim Ringen, amplexus excutere, sich den Umschlingungen entwinden, Ov. met. 9, 52. – b) das freundschaftliche, liebende = die Umarmung, Sing. u. Plur., Verg., Ov., Vell. u.a. – dah. meton., wie unser Umarmung (euphemist.) = Beischlaf, Sing. u. Plur., Ov. u.a. – II) übtr., terrarum amplexu, Lucr. u. Liv.: inferiorem eius (Aegypti) partem dextrā sinistrāque divisus amplexu suo determinat, Plin.: ita me vetustas amplexu annorum enecat, Laber. com. 123. – / Dat. Sing. amplexu, Verg. Aen. 6, 698.


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