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curvo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. [id.], to crook, bend, bow, curve (not ante-Aug.; v. Orell. ad Cic. N. D. 1, 24, 66).

I. Lit.: curvari manus et aduncos crescere in ungues, Ov. M. 2, 479: bimā cornua fronte (vitulus), Verg. G. 4, 299: trabes, Ov. M. 7, 441; Prop. 3 (4), 22, 38: flexile cornu, Ov. M. 5, 383; 11, 324; cf.: ingentem arcum manu, Stat. Achill. 1, 487: rotundas Curvat aper lances, i. e. by its weight, Hor. S. 2, 4, 41: Calabros sinus (Hadria), id. C. 1, 33, 16: portus curvatus in arcum, Verg. A. 3, 533; cf. Plin. 6, 6, 6, 18: luna curvata in cornua, id. 37, 10, 68, 184; cf. poet.: fronte curvatos imitatus ignes, Hor. C. 4, 2, 57: imi (rami) in terram adeo curvantur, ut, etc., Plin. 12, 5, 11, 22: in diversum curvatur (arbor), id. 16, 42, 81, 223: insectorum pedes ... foris curvantur, id. 11, 29, 35, 101: curvata in montis faciem unda, Verg. G. 4, 361; cf. Ov. M. 15, 509; and: tollimur in caelum curvato gurgite, Verg. A. 3, 564.—Of persons: nec nostrum seri curvarent Aeacon anni, Ov. M. 9, 435; so, curvata senio membra, Tac. A. 1, 34: pondera vix toto curvatus corpore juxta Deicit, Stat. Th. 6, 649.—

II. Trop., to make to yield, to move: neque te munera nec ... vir curvat ( = movet, ad misericordiam flectit), Hor. C. 3, 10, 16.