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um: um: Round, around. um-be-clippe: To embrace, to grab around. um-besiege: To besiege by encompassment. um-be-thinke: To think of all circumstances, to remember. Lost Beauties of the English Language
A beautiful person among the Greeks, ... A beautiful person among the Greeks, was thought to betray by this sign some secret favor of the immortal gods; and we can pardon pride, when a woman possesses such a figure that wherever she stands, or moves, or leaves a shadow on the wall, or sits for a portrait to the artist, she confers a favor on the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty,or The Conduct of Life (1860)