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suc-cingo (subc-), nxi, nctum, 3, v. a., to gird below or from below, to tuck up, gird, gird about, girdle (mostly poet. and in postAug. prose; cf. subligo).

I. Lit.: crure tenus medio tunicas, Juv. 6, 455: astricti succingant ilia ventres, Grat. Cyn. 271; cf.: Virginem et Leonem Anguis intortus succingit, Vitr. 9, 5 (7), 1: illa (Scylla) feris atram canibus succingitur alvum, Ov. M. 13, 732; cf. Lucr. 5, 892; Tib. 3, 4, 89: eāpse sic succincta, tucked up, Plaut. Rud. 2, 3, 80: amicus, Mart. 2, 46, 7: popa, Prop. 4 (5), 3, 62: cursor, Mart. 12, 24, 7: anus, Ov. M. 8, 661: Diana, id. ib. 3, 156; cf.: vestem ritu succincta Dianae, id. ib. 10, 536; 9, 89.— Poet.: succincta comas pinus, with its bare trunk, Ov. M. 10, 103; 15, 603: quis illaec est, quae lugubri Succincta est stolā, girt about, Enn. ap. Non. 198, 2 (Trag. v. 134 Vahl.): succincti gladiis mediā regione cracentes, girt about, armed, id. ap. Fest. s. v. cracentes, p. 53 (Ann. v. 497 ib.): gladio succinctus, Auct. Her. 4, 52, 65: succinctam pharetrā, Verg. A. 1, 323: pallā succincta cruenta, id. ib. 6, 555; cf. amictu, id. ib. 12,401: succincti corda machaeris, Enn. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 9, 678 (Ann. v. 392 ib.): pugione succinctus, Anton. ap. Cic. Phil. 13, 16, 33: cultro succinctus, Liv. 7, 5, 3: ferro, id. 40, 9, 12; 40, 7, 7.—

II. Transf., to surround, furnish, provide, equip, fit out with any thing (syn.: saepio, circumdo): quod multo se pluribus et majoribus canibus succinxerat, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 56, 146: frustra se terrore succinxerit, Plin. Pan. 49, 3: his animum succinge bonis, Petr. 5 fin.: succinctam latrantibus inguina monstris, Verg. E. 6, 75: Scylla rapax canibus succincta Molossis, id. Cul. 330: virgineam canibus succincta figuram, Tib. 3, 4, 89: Carthago succincta portubus, Cic. Agr. 2, 32, 87: succinctus armis legionibusque, Liv. 21, 10, 4: maximarum gentium viribus, Just. 6, 1, 2: totius ferme Orientis viribus, id. 35, 1, 9: horum scientiā debet esse succinctus, Quint. 12, 5, 1: patriā papyro, Juv. 4, 24.—Hence, succinctus, a, um, P. a. (very rare and post-Aug.).

A. Prepared, ready for any thing: proni atque succincti ad omnem clausulam, Quint. 2, 2, 12.—

B. Contracted, short, concise, succinct (poet. and post-Aug.; cf.: brevis, circumscriptus): libelli, Mart. 2, 1, 3: arbores succinctiores, Plin. 16, 10, 17, 39: succinctior brevitas, Aug. Ep. 157 med.—Adv.: suc-cinctē, briefly, concisely, succinctly (late Lat.; cf.: breviter, strictim): docere, Amm. 28, 1, 2.—Comp.: fari, Sid. Ep. 1, 9: dimicare, Amm. 20, 11, 20.