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clownish

  • 1 agrestis

        agrestis is ( gen plur., -tum, V., O.), m    a countryman, peasant, rustic: agrestīs in spem rapinarum impellere: conventus agrestium, assembly of the rural population: agrestibus in urbem acceptis, L.: agrestis imagine, in the form of a peasant, O.: numina agrestum, worshipped by, V.: agrestem confertum in arta tecta, the countryfolk crowded, etc., L.—Of a mouse: agrestem pellere, the rustic, H.—Praegn., wild, uncultivated: silva, O.: baculum, rude, O.—Rustic, rude, uncultivated, clownish, boorish, coarse, wild: homo: vita: exercitus conlectus... ex agresti luxuriā, i. e. profligate boors: Cyclops, H.: quas (causas) agrestioribus Musis reliquerunt (of the language of the bar): genus hominum, S.: voltus, brutish, O.: asperitas, H.: barbaria, uncivilized: Latium, H.
    * * *
    I
    countryman, peasant; rube, rustic, bumpkin
    II
    agrestis, agreste ADJ
    rustic, inhabiting countryside; rude, wild, savage; of/passing through fields

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  • 2 opicus

        opicus adj.,    Oscan; hence, clownish, rude, stupid: amica, Iu.: mures, Vandals of mice, Iu.

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  • 3 rūsticus

        rūsticus adj.    [rus], of the country, rural, rustic, country-: vita haec rustica... iustitiae magistra est: instrumentum, Ph.: opus, T.: homo: colona, O.: mus (opp. urbanus), H.: regna, O.: Versibus alternis opprobria, H.: carcer, Iu.—As subst m., a countryman, rustic, peasant: omnes, urbani rustici, country folk: Rustice, fer opem, O.: ex nitido fit rusticus, H.—As subst f., a country girl: ego rustica, O.— Country-like, rustic, plain, simple, provincial, rough, coarse, gross, awkward, clownish: vox: Rusticus es, Corydon, V.: quid coeptum, rustice, rumpis iter? O.: convicia, O.: capior, quia rustica non est, very prudish, O.: mores, simple.
    * * *
    I
    rustica, rusticum ADJ
    country, rural; plain, homely, rustic
    II
    peasant, farmer

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  • 4 sub-rūsticus (surr-)

        sub-rūsticus (surr-) adj.,    somewhat clownish, rather rustic: pudor.

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  • 5 subrusticus

    subrustica, subrusticum ADJ

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  • 6 agrestis

    ā̆grestis, e, adj. [id.].
    I.
    Lit., pertaining to land, fields, or the country, country, rural, rustic, wild, agrios:

    Musa,

    Lucr. 5, 1397:

    te in Arpinati videbimus et hospitio agresti accipiemus,

    Cic. Att. 2, 16 fin.:

    vestitus,

    Nep. Pel. 2, 5:

    falx,

    Tib. 2, 5, 28 al.:

    poma,

    Verg. A. 7, 111:

    cum lactucis agrestibus,

    Vulg. Exod. 12, 8:

    ligna non sunt pomifera, sed agrestia,

    ib. Deut. 20, 20:

    herbas agrestes,

    ib. 4 Reg. 4, 39.— Subst.: ā̆grestis, is ( gen. plur. agrestūm, Ov. M. 14, 635), a countryman, rustic, farmer, peasant, Lucr. 5, 1382:

    non est haec oratio habenda aut cum imperitā multitudine aut in aliquo conventu agrestium,

    Cic. Mur. 29:

    collectos armat agrestes,

    Verg. A. 9, 11:

    Fictilia antiquus primum sibi fecit agrestis Pocula,

    Tib. 1, 1, 39:

    facinus admissum a quodam agresti,

    Tac. A. 4, 45:

    inopes agrestes,

    id. H. 2, 13; 4, 50.—
    II.
    Transf., and in mal. part.
    A.
    Rustic, in opp. to the refined citizen ( urbanus, as agrios is opp. to asteios), boorish, clownish, rude, uncultivated, coarse, wild, savage, barbarous, of persons and things:

    sunt quidam vultu motuque corporis vasti atque agrestes,

    Cic. de Or. 1, 25, 115:

    O rem dignam, in quā non modo docti, verum etiam agrestes erubescant,

    id. Leg. 1, 14, 41:

    aborigines, genus hominum agreste,

    Sall. C. 6, 1:

    Ego ille agrestis, saevos, tristis, parcus, truculentus, tenax Duxi uxorem,

    Ter. Ad. 5, 4, 12:

    quis nostrūm tam animo agresti ac duro fuit, ut, etc.,

    Cic. Arch. 8:

    dominus agrestis et furiosus,

    id. Sen. 14:

    exculto animo nihil agreste, nihil inhumanum est,

    id. Att. 13, 45; so Ov. M. 11, 767:

    rustica vox et agrestis,

    Cic. de Or. 2, 11; 2, 3. —Hence, agrestiores Musae, ruder, of the language of the bar, in opp. to more refined and polished eloquence, Cic. Or. 3, 11.—
    B.
    Wild, brutish:

    vultus,

    Ov. M. 9, 96:

    agrestem detraxit ab ore figuram Juppiter (of Io),

    Prop. 3, 31, 13.— Comp., v. above.—
    * Sup. agrestissimus, Cassiod. Ep. 7, 4.—
    * Adv. comp. neutr. agrestius, Spart. Hadr. 3.

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  • 7 opicus

    ŏpĭcus, a, um, adj. [a fuller form for Opsus, Obscus, and Oscus, lit. Oscan; cf. Paul. ex Fest. p. 188 Müll.; hence, transf.], clownish, rude, stupid, ignorant, foolish (not [p. 1269] in Cic.): (Graeci) nos quoque dictitant barbaros et spurcius nos quam alios opicos appellatione foedant, M. Cato ap. Plin. 29, 1, 7, § 14:

    ut nostri opici putaverunt,

    Gell. 13, 9, 4:

    chartae,

    rough, coarse, unpolished, Aus. Prof. 22:

    amica,

    Juv. 6, 454: opici mures, barbarians of mice, that gnaw books, id. 3, 207.

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  • 8 rusticellus

    rustĭcellus, a, um, adj. dim. [rusticulus], somewhat rustic or clownish, Varr. ap. Plin. 7, 20, 19, § 83.

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  • 9 rusticus

    rustĭcus, a, um, adj. [rus], of or belonging to the country, rural, rustic, country- (very freq. and class.; syn. agrestis; opp. urbanus).
    I.
    Lit.:

    vita,

    Varr. R. R. 3, 1, 1; cf.:

    vita haec rustica, quam tu agrestem vocas,

    Cic. Rosc. Am. 27, 75:

    duae vitae hominum, rustica et urbana,

    id. ib. 17, 48:

    Romani (opp. urbani),

    Varr. R. R. 2, praef. § 1; cf. plebes (opp. urbana), Col. praef. § 17;

    praedia,

    Cic. Rosc. Am. 15, 42:

    hortus,

    Plin. Ep. 2, 17, 15:

    instrumentum,

    Phaedr. 4, 4, 24:

    opus,

    Ter. Heaut. 1, 1, 90:

    res,

    Cic. de Or. 1, 16, 69; 1, 58, 249;

    Col. praef. § 19 sq.: homo (with agricola),

    Cic. Rosc. Am. 49, 143; id. N. D. 3, 5, 11:

    colona,

    Ov. F. 2, 645; cf.

    Phidyle,

    Hor. C. 3, 23, 2:

    mus (opp. urbanus),

    id. S. 2, 6, 80; 115:

    gallinae,

    heathcocks, Varr. R. R. 3, 9, 16; Col. 8, 2, 1 sq. (cf. infra, B. 2. b.):

    numina,

    Ov. M. 1, 192:

    fistula,

    id. ib. 8, 191:

    sedulitas,

    id. F. 6, 534:

    regna,

    id. H. 4, 132:

    opprobria versibus alternis,

    Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 146:

    carcer,

    Juv. 14, 24.—
    B.
    Substt.
    1.
    ru-stĭcus, i, m., a countryman, rustic, peasant; in plur.: rustici, country people, rustics:

    urbani fiunt rustici, etc.,

    Plaut. Mere. 4, 3, 15 sq.:

    omnes urbani, rustici,

    Cic. Fin. 2, 23, 77; cf. id. Or. 24, 81;

    semper occant prius quam sarriunt rustici,

    Plaut. Capt. 3, 5, 5; id. Most. 5, 1, 28; Col. 2, 4, 8; 9, 10 et saep.—In sing., Ov. M. 2, 699; Hor. Epod. 2, 68; id. Ep. 1, 7, 83; 2, 2, 39; Vulg. Sap. 17, 16.—
    2.
    rustĭca, ae, f.
    a.
    A country girl, Ov. M. 5, 583.—
    b.
    (Sc. gallina.) A heath-cock, Mart. 13, 76 (cf. supra, A., and rusticulus, II. B.).—
    II.
    Transf., countrylike, rustic, simple, in a good or (more freq.) in a bad sense, i. e. plain, simple, provincial, rough, coarse, gross, awkward, clownish, etc. (in this sense not freq. till after the Aug. period;

    previously, as in Cic., agrestis was more used): rustica vox et agrestis quosdam delectat, etc.... neque solum rusticam asperitatem, sed etiam peregrinam insolentiam fugere discamus,

    Cic. de Or. 3, 11, 42; 12, 44:

    pro bardā et pro rusticā haberi,

    Plaut. Pers. 2, 1, 2:

    rusticus inlitteratusque litigator,

    Quint. 2, 21, 16:

    manus (with indoctae),

    id. 1, 11, 16; cf.

    with indoctus,

    id. 12, 10, 53;

    with barbarus,

    id. 2, 20, 6;

    (opp. disertus) 7, 1, 43: id vitium sermonis non barbarum esse, sed rusticum,

    Gell. 13, 6, 2:

    Germana illuvies, rusticus, hircus, hara suis, etc.,

    a lout, clown, Plaut. Most. 1, 1, 39 Lorenz ad loc.:

    rusticus es, Corydon,

    Verg. E. 2, 56:

    quid coeptum, rustice, rumpis iter?

    Ov. Am. 3, 6, 88:

    addidit obscenis convicia rustica dictis,

    id. M. 14, 522: sive procax aliqua est;

    capior, quia rustica non est,

    very prudish, id. Am. 2, 4, 13; cf. id. A. A. 1, 607:

    nec tamen est, quamvis agros amet illa feraces, Rustica,

    id. Am. 3, 10, 18.—In a good sense:

    mores,

    Cic. Rosc. Am. 27, 75:

    veritas,

    Mart. 10, 72, 11. — Comp.:

    simus hoc titulo rusticiore contenti,

    Sen. Ep. 88, 33.—Hence, adv.: ru-stĭcē (acc. to II.), in a countrified manner, clownishly, boorishly, awkwardly:

    loquinon aspere, non vaste, non rustice,

    Cic. de Or. 3, 12, 45:

    urgere,

    id. Off. 3, 9, 39:

    facere aliquid,

    id. Att. 12, 36, 2:

    cum eo vitio loquentes rustice loqui dictitabant,

    Gell. 13, 6, 2.— Comp.:

    rusticius toga defluit,

    Hor. S. 1, 3, 31.— Sup. does not occur.

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  • 10 subrusticus

    sur-rustĭcus ( subr-), a, um, adj., somewhat clownish or rustic:

    sonare subagreste quiddam planeque surrusticum,

    Cic. Brut. 74, 259; id. Or. 48, 161:

    pudor quidam paene surrusticus,

    id. Fam. 5, 12, 1.—
    * Adv.: surrustĭcē, somewhat clownishly, Gell. praef. § 10.

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  • 11 surrusticus

    sur-rustĭcus ( subr-), a, um, adj., somewhat clownish or rustic:

    sonare subagreste quiddam planeque surrusticum,

    Cic. Brut. 74, 259; id. Or. 48, 161:

    pudor quidam paene surrusticus,

    id. Fam. 5, 12, 1.—
    * Adv.: surrustĭcē, somewhat clownishly, Gell. praef. § 10.

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