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strictē, adv., v. stringo, P. a. fin.

strictim, adv. [strictus, from stringo], straitly, closely.

  1. I. Lit. (ante- and postclass., and very rare): strictim attondere, i. e. close to the skin, Plaut. Capt. 2, 2, 18: juncta crates, Pall. 1, 13: cithara balteo caelato aptata strictim sustinetur, App. Flor. 2, p. 351, 7.
  2. II. Trop., slightly, superficially.
    1. A. In gen. (Ciceronian, but very rare): aspicere, Cic. de Or. 1, 35, 162: videre, id. Rosc. Am. 34, 95.
    2. B. In partic., of speech, briefly, cursorily, summarily (freq. and class.): haec nunc strictim dicta, apertiora fient infra, Varr. L. L. 9, § 39 Müll.: breviter strictimque dicere (opp. copiosissime), Cic. Clu. 10, 29: strictim dicere (opp. multa), id. N. D. 3, 8, 19: subjungere de ceteris artibus, Quint. 1, 10, 1: scribere de aliquā re, Suet. Tib. 73 saep.

strictĭo, ōnis, f. [stringo], a drawing or pressing together, Cael. Aur. Acut. 2, 9, 79; 3, 9, 100 al.

strictĭvilla, ae, f. [stringo-villus, that plucks off her hair], an appellation of a vile woman, Plaut. ap. Gell. 3, 3, 6; id. ap. Non. 169, 8 (in Varr. L. L. 7, § 65 Müll. written strittabillae).

* strictīvus, a, um, adj. [stringo], that is stripped or plucked off: oleae, Cato, R. R. 146, 1.

* strictor, ōris, m. [stringo], one who strips or plucks off: olearum, Cato, R. R. 144, 3.

strictōrĭa, ae, f. [stringo], a shirt with long sleeves, Edict. Diocl. 7, 56 al.

strictūra, ae, f. [stringo].

  1. I. In abstr., a contraction, compression, stricture (late Lat.): stomachi (opp. solutio), Plin. Val. 4, 2; Cael. Aur. Acut. 1, 7, 9 sq.; plur., id. Tard. 4, 8, 115; 5, 4, 64.
      1. 2. Pressure, suffering, torment: dura, Juvenc. 2, 789: vehementior est virtutis strictura quam poenae, Ambros. Spir. Sanc. 1, 9, § 108.
  2. II. In concr., a mass of wrought iron, a bar of iron, Lucil. ap. Non. 21, 11; Varr. ap. Serv. A. 10, 173; Plin. 34, 14, 41, § 143; Verg. A. 8, 421.

strictus, a, um, Part. and P. a., from stringo.

stringo, inxi, ictum, 3, v. a. [root strig; Gr. στραγγ-, to squeeze; στράγξ, a drop; cf. O. H. Germ. streng; Engl. strong], to draw tight, to bind or tie tight; to draw, bind, or press together, etc. (syn. ligo).

  1. I. Lit.: te stringam ad carnarium, Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 66: stringit vitta comas, Luc. 5, 143: caesariem crinali cultu, Claud. Cons. Prob. et Olybr. 85: stricta matutino frigore vulnera, Liv. 22, 51: pectora pigro gelu, Luc. 4, 652: strictos insedimus amnes, Val. Fl. 1, 414: mare gelu stringi et consistere, Gell. 17, 8, 16: quercus in duas partes diducta, stricta denuo et cohaesa, having closed together, id. 15, 16, 4: habenam, to draw tight, Stat. Th. 11, 513: ferrum, Plin. Ep. 3, 16, 6.
    1. B. Transf. (through the intermediate idea of drawing close), to touch, touch upon, touch lightly or slightly, to graze (syn. tango): litus ama, et laevas stringat sine palmula cautes, Verg. A. 5, 163; cf.: stringebat summas ales miserabilis undas, Ov. M. 11, 733: aequor (aurā), id. ib. 4, 136: metas interiore rotā, id. Am. 3, 2, 12: latus, Prop. 3, 11 (4, 10), 24: vestigia canis rostro, Ov. M. 1, 536 et saep.: equos, to stroke, Charis. 84 P.: tela stringentia corpus, i. e. slightly touching, Verg. A. 10, 331; cf. Sen. Ben. 2, 6, 1: coluber Dente pedem strinxit, Ov. M. 11, 776: strictus ac recreatus ex vulnere in tempus, Flor. 4, 12, 44.
      1. 2. To pull or strip off, to pluck off, cut off, clip off, prune, etc. (cf. destringo): oleam ubi nigra erit, stringito, Cato, R. R. 65, 1; so, oleam, Plin. 15, 2, 3, § 12: bacam, Varr. R. R. 1, 55, 2: quernas glandes, Verg. G. 1, 305: folia ex arboribus, Caes. B. C. 3, 58; Liv. 23, 30, 3: frondes, Verg. E. 9, 61; Hor. Ep. 1, 14, 28: hordea, Verg. G. 1, 317: arbores, Col. 6, 3, 7: celeriter gladios strinxerunt, drew from the sheath, unsheathed, Caes. B. C. 3, 93: strictam aciem offerre, Verg. A. 6, 291: ensem, id. ib. 10, 577; so, gladios, id. ib. 12, 278; Ov. M. 7, 333: ensem, id. ib. 8, 207; 14, 296: ferrum, Liv. 7, 40 al.: cultrum, id. 7, 5, 5; 3, 50, 3; and poet. transf.: manum, to bare, Ov. Am. 1, 6, 14; id. Tr. 5, 2, 30 al.
  2. II. Trop.
    1. A. Of speech, to touch upon, treat briefly, Sil. 8, 48.
      Hence, to compress, abridge: narrationis loco rem stringat, Quint. 4, 2, 128 Spald.
    2. B. To hold in check, to rule, sway (syn. coërceo): quaecumque meo gens barbara nutu Stringitur, adveniat, Claud. B. Get. 371.
    3. C. To waste, consume, reduce: praeclaram stringat malus ingluvie rem, Hor. S. 1, 2, 8.
    4. D. (Acc. to I. B.) To touch, move, affect; esp. to affect painfully, to wound, pain: atque animum patriae strinxit pietatis imago, Verg. A. 9, 294: quam tua delicto stringantur pectora nostro, Ov. Tr. 5, 6, 21: nomen alicujus, id. ib. 2, 350.
    5. E. To draw in hostility, attack with: in hostes stringatur iambus, Ov. R. Am. 377: bellum, Flor. 3, 21, 1.
      Hence, strictus, a, um, P. a. (acc. to I.), drawn together, close, strait, tight, etc.
    1. A. Lit.: laxaret pedem a stricto nodo, Liv. 24, 7, 5: duriora genti corpora, stricti artus, Tac. G. 30: strictissima janua, Ov. R. Am. 233: si strictior fuerit pedatura, Hyg. Grom. 3, 1: emplastrum, thick, Scrib. Comp. 45 fin.: venter, i. e. bound up, costive, Veg. 3, 16: strictior aura, more severe, colder, Aus. Idyll. 14, 3.
    2. B. Trop.
      1. 1. Of language, brief, concise: quo minus (Aeschines) strictus est, Quint. 10, 1, 77: qui (Demosthenes) est strictior multo (quam Cicero), id. 12, 10, 52.
      2. 2. Of character, severe, strict: Catones, Manil. 5, 106: mentes, id. 1, 769: lex, Stat. S. 3, 5, 87.
      3. 3. Rigid, exact (law Lat.): restitutio stricto jure non competebat, Dig. 29, 2, 85; 39, 3, 3 al.
        Adv.: strictē and strictim, closely, tightly: in foramen conicies, Pall. Mart. 8, 2.
        Comp., Pall. 1, 6.
        Sup., Gell. 16, 3, 4.
      4. 2. Fig., accurately: strictius interpretari, Dig. 8, 2, 20.