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ob-volvo, vi, ūtum, 3, v. a., to wrap round, muffle up, cover all over (class.; cf. obtego).

I. Lit.: pictor ille vidit, obvolvendum caput Agamemnonis esse, Cic. Or. 22, 74; so freq.: capite obvoluto, with his head muffled up, Plaut. Most. 2, 1, 77; Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 28, 72; Liv. 4, 12 fin.; cf. id. 23, 10; Suet. Calig. 58: caput obnubere ... quod est obvolvere, Paul. ex Fest. p. 170 Müll.: os obvolutum est folliculo, Cic. Inv. 2, 50, 149: bracchium lanis fasciisque, Suet. Dom. 17.—

B. Transf.: fax obvoluta sanguine, covered, Enn. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 31, 67 (Enn. v. 85 Vahl.).—

II. Trop.: verbisque decoris Obvolvas vitium, cloak, disguise, Hor. S. 2, 7, 42: obvolutus in peccatis, Vulg. Ecclus. 12, 13.