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cŏrōno, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. [corona], to furnish with a garland or crown, to crown, wreathe (class., esp. freq. in the poets).

I. Lit., aliquid or aliquem: templa, Ov. M. 8, 264; cf.: postes lauro, Quint. 8, 6, 32: aras, Prop. 3 (4), 10, 19: deos fragili myrto, Hor. C. 3, 23, 15: puppim, Ov. F. 4, 335: cratera, Verg. G. 2, 528 (cf.: magnum cratera coronā Induit, id. A. 3, 525); so, crateras magnos statuunt et vina coronant, id. A. 1, 724; 7, 147 Forbig. ad loc. (cf. Nitsch. ad Hom. Od. 1, 419; Buttman, Lexil. 2, p. 100; others, less correctly, render, fill to the brim, comparing κρατῆρας ἐπεστέψαντο ποτοῖο, Hom. Il. 1, 470): epulae quas inibant propinqui coronati, Cic. Leg. 2, 25, 63.—Mid.: hederā coronantur Bacchico ritu, Macr. S. 1, 18, 2. —In the Gr. constr.: coronatus malobathro Syrio capillos, Hor. C. 2, 7, 7: eodem anno (459 A. U. C.) coronati primum ob res bello bene gestas ludos Romanos spectaverunt, Liv. 10, 47, 3; cf. of the crowning of victors (soldiers, poets, pugilists, etc.), Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 64; Quint. 10, 1, 66; 11, 2, 11; Plin. 15, 4, 5, 19 al.; so also comoediam de sententiā judicum, to award the prize to it, Suet. Claud. 11.—Unusual constr.: tunc de oratoribus coronatus, i. e. crowned as victor in the contest with the orators, Suet. Dom. 13 (cf.: triumphare de aliquo, s. v. triumpho, I. A.).—And in the Gr. manner: quis ... Magna coronari contemnat Olympia? to be crowned in the Olympic games, Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 50.—To the crowning of captives for sale (cf. corona, I. B.) reference is made in the passage: ut coronatus veniat, Cato ap. Gell. 6 (7), 4, 5.—

B. Trop., to receive as the prize of victory: nomine novo coronari, Plin. 22, 5, 5, 10.—

II. Meton., to surround, encompass, enclose something in a circular form, to wreathe: cervices collumque, Lucr. 2, 802: Silva coronat aquas cingens latus omne, Ov. M. 5, 388; so id. ib. 9, 335: castra suggesta humo (previously praecingit), Prop. 4 (5), 4, 8; cf.: omnem abitum custode, Verg. A. 9, 380; and: nemus densā statione, Stat. Th. 2, 526: solem itineribus (stellarum), Vitr. 9, 4.