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Lewis : necto

necto, necto, xŭi, sometimes xi (cf. Neue, Formenl. 2, 494 sq.), xum (inf. pass. nectier, Cic. Rep. 2, 34, 59), 3, v. a. with neo, kindr. to Sanscr. nah, ligare, nectere, and Gr. νέω, νήθω, to bind, tie, fasten; to join, bind, or fasten together, connect. Lit. In gen.: nectere ligare significat, Paul. ex Fest. p. 165 Müll.: necte tribus nodis ternos, Amarylli, colores, Verg. E. 8, 77: catenas, Hor. C. 1, 29, 5: necte meo La miae coronam, weave, make, id. ib. 1, 26, 8, so, coronas, id. ib. 4, 11, 3; id. Ep. 2, 2, 96; id. Epod. 17, 22: laqueum alicui, id. Ep. 1, 19, 31: pedibus talaria, Verg. A. 4, 239: flavàque caput nectentur olivā, id. ib. 5, 309: nodum informis leti trabe nectit ab alta, id. ib. 12, 603: bracchia, to fold in each other, entwine, clasp, Ov. F. 6, 329; cf.: collo bracchia meo, id. H. 5, 48: comam myrto, id. Am. 1, 2, 23: mille venit variis florum dea nexa coronis, id. F. 4, 495: venit odoratos Elegeïa nexa capillos, id. Am. 3, 1, 7; id. P. 3, 1, 124: retia, Prop. 3, 8, 27 (4, 7, 37): alicui compedes, Plin. Ep. 9, 28, 4; Africus in glaciem frigore nectit aquas, Prop. 4 (5), 3, 48.

In partic., to bind, fetter, confine, esp. for debt: liber, qui suas operas in servitute pro pecuniā quādam debebat, dum solveret, nexus vocatur ut ab aere obaeratus, enslaved for debt, Varr. L L. 7, § 105 Müll.: cum sint propter unius libidinem omnia nexa civium liberata, nectierque postea desitum, Cic. Rep. 2, 34, 59; cf.: ita nexi soluti cautumque in posterum, ne necterentur, Liv. 8, 28 fin.: eo anno plebi Romanae velut aliud initium libertatis factum est, quod necti desierant: mutatum autem jus ob unius feneratoris simul libidinem, simul crudelitatem insignem, id. 8, 28, 1; v. also 2. nexus, II.; Liv. 2, 27; 23: nec carcerem nexis, sed caedibus civitatem replet, Just. 21, 2; cf. id. 21, 1.

Trop. To affix, attach: ut ex alio alia nectantur, Cic. Leg. 1, 19, 52: ex hoc genere causarum ex aeternitate pendentium fatum a Stoicis nectitur, id. Top. 15, 59.

To bind by an obligation, to oblige, make liable, bind, etc.: sacramento nexi, Just. 20, 4: res pignori nexa, i. e. pledged, pawned, Dig. 49, 14, 22, § 1.

To join or fasten together, to connect, Cic. Or. 41, 140: rerum causae aliae ex aliis aptae et necessitate nexae, id. Tusc. 5, 25, 70; cf.: omnes virtutes inter se nexae et jugatae sunt, id. ib. 3, 8, 17: nectere dolum, to contrive, Liv. 27, 28: causas inanes, to frame, invent, bring forward, Verg. A. 9, 219: canoris Eloquium vocale modis, to set to harmonious measures, Juv. 7, 18: numeris verba, Ov. P. 4, 2, 30: cum aliquo jurgia, i. e. to quarrel, id. Am. 2, 2, 35: moras, to make, contrive, Tac. A. 12, 14: insidias, Val. Max. 3, 8, 5: talia nectebant, they thus conversed, Stat. Th. 8, 637.