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ill-boding

  • 1 malus

        malus adj.    [MAL-]; it adopts as comp. and sup. pēior, us, gen. ōris, and pessimus PED]; bad, not good: philosophi: leges: mores, S.: consuetudo, improper, H.: opinio de vobis, unfavorable: pugna, unsuccessful, S.: pudor, false, H.: crus, deformed, H.: Laurens (aper), unsavory, H.: via peior, H.: pessima munerum Ferre, H.— Morally bad, wicked, criminal, depraved, mischievous, malicious: mater, Quod nil praeter pretium dulcest, T.: auctor: fures, H.: repudiatus malis suasoribus: libido, L.: malā vitīs incidere falce, V. — Plur m. as subst: regibus boni quam mali suspectiores sunt, S.— Bad, unfortunate, injurious, destructive, pernicious: Peiore rex loco non potis est esse, T.: pestis: mala copia sollicitat stomachum, overloading, H.: virus, V.: cicuta, H.: Iuppiter, i. e. unwholesome, H.: avis, ill-boding, H.—In imprecations: Abin hinc in malam rem? to the mischief, T.: in malam crucem, T.: malarum quas amor curas habet oblivisci (i. e. curarum, quas, etc.), H.—As subst n.: peius victoribus quam victis accidisse, greater evil, Cs.; see also 1 malum. — Neut. sing. As adv.: malum responsare, unacceptably, H.
    * * *
    I
    mala -um, pejor -or -us, - ADJ
    bad, evil, wicked; ugly; unlucky
    II III
    mast; beam; tall pole, upright pole; standard, prop, staff

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  • 2 obscēnus

        obscēnus (obscaen-, not obscoenus), adj. with comp. and sup.    [1 SAV-], of adverse omen, ill-omened, ill-boding, inauspicious, ominous, portentous: volucres, of ill-omen, V.: animalium fetūs, monstrous, L.: omen: puppis, fatal ship, O.: anūs, H.—Repulsive, offensive, abominable, hateful, disgusting, filthy: frons, V.: volucres pelagi, i. e. the harpies, V.—Immodest, impure, indecent, lewd, obscene: adulterium, O.: id dicere obscenum est: illud Antipatri paulo obscenius: obscenissimi versūs.—As subst m., a lewd person, Iu.—As subst n., sing. and plur, the private parts, O.
    * * *
    I
    obscena -um, obscenior -or -us, obscenissimus -a -um ADJ
    repulsive, detestable; foul; indecent, obscene, lewd; (sexual/excretory things); inauspicious/unpropitious; ill-omened/boding ill; filthy, polluted, disgusting
    II
    sexual pervert; foul-mouthed person

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  • 3 profānus

        profānus adj.    [pro+fanum], out of the temple, not sacred, common, profane, unholy: loci: aedificia: flamma, O.: animalia, unclean, Ta.: sacra profanaque omnia spoliare: procul este, profani, ye uninitiated, V.: Cereris ritūs volgare profanis, O.: volgus, H.— Wicked, impious: mens, O.: verba, O.— Plur n. as subst: miscebis sacra profanis, H.— Ill-boding: bubo, O.
    * * *
    profana, profanum ADJ
    secular, profane; not initiated; impious

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  • 4 bubo

    1.
    būbo, ōnis, m. (f. only once Verg. A. 4, 462; cf. Serv. ad loc.; Non. p. 194, 1.— Hence given erroneously by Prisc. p. 683 P. and Rhemn. Palaem. p. 1370 fin. ib. as comm.) [buas, buza], an owl, the horned owl:

    Strix bubo, Linn., whose cry was considered as ill-boding,

    Plin. 10, 12, 16, § 34; Verg. A. 4, 462:

    ignavus bubo,

    Ov. M. 5, 550:

    profanus,

    id. ib. 6, 432 (cf. id. ib. 5, 543:

    profana avis): funereus,

    id. ib. 10, 453: Stygius (since Ascalaphus, son of Acheron or Styx, was changed to an owl;

    v. Ascalaphus),

    id. ib. 15, 791:

    rauci,

    id. Am. 1, 12, 19:

    bubone sinistro,

    Luc. 5, 396:

    trepidus,

    id. 6, 689:

    moestus,

    Sen. Med. 734:

    luctifer,

    id. Herc. Fur. 687:

    infaustus,

    Claud. in Eutr. 2, 407.
    2.
    bŭbo, ĕre, v. n., to cry like a bittern, Auct. Carm. Philom. 42 (al. butio).

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  • 5 dira

    dīrus, a, um, adj. [Sanscr. root dī, to flee; Gr. deos, deidô, deinos], fearful, awful (for syn. cf.: saevus, atrox, ferox, crudelis, trux, furens, furiosus, immitis).
    I.
    Orig. belonging to the lang. of augurs; of fate, ill-omened, ominous, boding, portentous:

    QVAE AVGVR INIVSTA, NEFASTA VITIOSA DIRA DEFIXERIT, IRRITA INFECTAQVE SVNTO,

    Cic. Leg. 2, 8 fin.; cf. id. Div. 1, 16:

    tristissima exta sine capite fuerunt, quibus nihil videtur esse dirius,

    id. ib. 2, 15 fin.; cf.:

    bubo, dirum mortalibus omen,

    Ov. M. 5, 550:

    omen,

    Tac. H. 3, 56; Suet. Aug. 92; id. Tib. 1, 3, 17:

    aves,

    Tac. A. 12, 43; Suet. Claud. 22:

    alites,

    Plin. 18, 1, 1, § 4:

    somnia,

    Val. Fl. 3, 59:

    tempus, Cic. Poët. Div. 1, 11, 18: exsecrationes,

    Liv. 40, 56; 28, 22; Suet. Claud. 12; cf.

    deprecationes,

    Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 19:

    detestatio,

    Hor. Epod. 5, 89:

    ritus sacrorum,

    Tac. A. 16, 8:

    religio loci,

    Verg. A. 8, 350 et saep.—Hence, as subst.:
    1.
    dīrae, ārum, f.
    (α).
    (sc. res), ill-boding things, portents, unlucky signs:

    dirarum obnuntiatio,

    id. ib.; Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 17; 28, 2, 5, § 26; Tac. A. 6, 24 al.; Hor. Epod. 5, 89; Müll. Etrusk. 2, p. 117.—
    (β).
    As a nom. propr., Dīrae, the Furies, Verg. A. 12, 845 sq.; 4, 473; Val. Fl. 1, 804; Aur. Vict. Epit. 21 al.;

    called also Dirae deae, sorores,

    Verg. A. 7, 324 and 454.—
    2.
    dīra, ōrum, n., fearful things, ill-boding events:

    in dira et in vitiosa incurrimus,

    Cic. Div. 1, 16, 29; id. Leg. 2, 8, 21; cf.:

    me mihi dira precari cogis,

    to curse, invoke curses on, Tib. 2, 6, 17:

    dira passus,

    Vulg. Sirach, 38, 16.
    II.
    Transf., of character, dreadful, horrible, terrible, abominable, detestable (so almost exclusively poet.; a very favorite expression with the Aug. poets; in the Ciceron. per. not at all; but cf. diritas, II.): senex dirissimus, Varr. Poët. ap. Non. 100, 30:

    Dea,

    i. e. Circe, Ov. M. 14, 278:

    Ulixes,

    Verg. A. 2, 261; 762:

    Hannibal,

    Hor. C. 2, 12, 2 al.:

    durum,

    id. ib. 3, 6, 36 (also ap. Quint. 8, 2, 9):

    Afer,

    Hor. C. 4, 4, 42:

    Amulius,

    Ov. F. 4, 53:

    noverca,

    id. H. 12, 188:

    pellex,

    id. ib. 5, 60 et saep.:

    hydra,

    Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 10:

    serpens,

    Ov. M. 2, 651:

    victima,

    id. A. A. 1, 334:

    parens,

    fell, cruel, id. ib. 2, 383:

    soror,

    Stat. S. 5, 3, 84:

    parentes,

    Manil. 5, 541.—
    b.
    Of inanimate and abstr. subjects:

    regio,

    Ov. Tr. 3, 3, 5:

    facies,

    id. F. 1, 553:

    dapes,

    id. ib. 6, 663:

    venena,

    Hor. Epod. 5, 61; id. S. 1, 9, 31:

    Asphaltites lacus,

    Plin. 5, 15, 15, § 71:

    scopulus,

    id. 4, 11, 18, § 51:

    duarum Syrtium vadoso mari diri sinus,

    id. 5, 4, 4, § 26 et saep.:

    bellum,

    Verg. A. 11, 217:

    nefas,

    id. ib. 4, 563:

    sollicitudines,

    Hor. Epod. 13, 10:

    amores,

    Ov. M. 10, 426:

    superbia,

    id. ib. 3, 354:

    quies,

    Tac. A. 1, 65 et saep.— Poet., answering to the Gr. deinos, with inf.:

    dira portas quassare trabs,

    Sil. 4, 284.—
    B.
    Skilful:

    in complicandis negotiis,

    Amm. 14, 5, 8.

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  • 6 dirae

    dīrus, a, um, adj. [Sanscr. root dī, to flee; Gr. deos, deidô, deinos], fearful, awful (for syn. cf.: saevus, atrox, ferox, crudelis, trux, furens, furiosus, immitis).
    I.
    Orig. belonging to the lang. of augurs; of fate, ill-omened, ominous, boding, portentous:

    QVAE AVGVR INIVSTA, NEFASTA VITIOSA DIRA DEFIXERIT, IRRITA INFECTAQVE SVNTO,

    Cic. Leg. 2, 8 fin.; cf. id. Div. 1, 16:

    tristissima exta sine capite fuerunt, quibus nihil videtur esse dirius,

    id. ib. 2, 15 fin.; cf.:

    bubo, dirum mortalibus omen,

    Ov. M. 5, 550:

    omen,

    Tac. H. 3, 56; Suet. Aug. 92; id. Tib. 1, 3, 17:

    aves,

    Tac. A. 12, 43; Suet. Claud. 22:

    alites,

    Plin. 18, 1, 1, § 4:

    somnia,

    Val. Fl. 3, 59:

    tempus, Cic. Poët. Div. 1, 11, 18: exsecrationes,

    Liv. 40, 56; 28, 22; Suet. Claud. 12; cf.

    deprecationes,

    Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 19:

    detestatio,

    Hor. Epod. 5, 89:

    ritus sacrorum,

    Tac. A. 16, 8:

    religio loci,

    Verg. A. 8, 350 et saep.—Hence, as subst.:
    1.
    dīrae, ārum, f.
    (α).
    (sc. res), ill-boding things, portents, unlucky signs:

    dirarum obnuntiatio,

    id. ib.; Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 17; 28, 2, 5, § 26; Tac. A. 6, 24 al.; Hor. Epod. 5, 89; Müll. Etrusk. 2, p. 117.—
    (β).
    As a nom. propr., Dīrae, the Furies, Verg. A. 12, 845 sq.; 4, 473; Val. Fl. 1, 804; Aur. Vict. Epit. 21 al.;

    called also Dirae deae, sorores,

    Verg. A. 7, 324 and 454.—
    2.
    dīra, ōrum, n., fearful things, ill-boding events:

    in dira et in vitiosa incurrimus,

    Cic. Div. 1, 16, 29; id. Leg. 2, 8, 21; cf.:

    me mihi dira precari cogis,

    to curse, invoke curses on, Tib. 2, 6, 17:

    dira passus,

    Vulg. Sirach, 38, 16.
    II.
    Transf., of character, dreadful, horrible, terrible, abominable, detestable (so almost exclusively poet.; a very favorite expression with the Aug. poets; in the Ciceron. per. not at all; but cf. diritas, II.): senex dirissimus, Varr. Poët. ap. Non. 100, 30:

    Dea,

    i. e. Circe, Ov. M. 14, 278:

    Ulixes,

    Verg. A. 2, 261; 762:

    Hannibal,

    Hor. C. 2, 12, 2 al.:

    durum,

    id. ib. 3, 6, 36 (also ap. Quint. 8, 2, 9):

    Afer,

    Hor. C. 4, 4, 42:

    Amulius,

    Ov. F. 4, 53:

    noverca,

    id. H. 12, 188:

    pellex,

    id. ib. 5, 60 et saep.:

    hydra,

    Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 10:

    serpens,

    Ov. M. 2, 651:

    victima,

    id. A. A. 1, 334:

    parens,

    fell, cruel, id. ib. 2, 383:

    soror,

    Stat. S. 5, 3, 84:

    parentes,

    Manil. 5, 541.—
    b.
    Of inanimate and abstr. subjects:

    regio,

    Ov. Tr. 3, 3, 5:

    facies,

    id. F. 1, 553:

    dapes,

    id. ib. 6, 663:

    venena,

    Hor. Epod. 5, 61; id. S. 1, 9, 31:

    Asphaltites lacus,

    Plin. 5, 15, 15, § 71:

    scopulus,

    id. 4, 11, 18, § 51:

    duarum Syrtium vadoso mari diri sinus,

    id. 5, 4, 4, § 26 et saep.:

    bellum,

    Verg. A. 11, 217:

    nefas,

    id. ib. 4, 563:

    sollicitudines,

    Hor. Epod. 13, 10:

    amores,

    Ov. M. 10, 426:

    superbia,

    id. ib. 3, 354:

    quies,

    Tac. A. 1, 65 et saep.— Poet., answering to the Gr. deinos, with inf.:

    dira portas quassare trabs,

    Sil. 4, 284.—
    B.
    Skilful:

    in complicandis negotiis,

    Amm. 14, 5, 8.

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  • 7 dirus

    dīrus, a, um, adj. [Sanscr. root dī, to flee; Gr. deos, deidô, deinos], fearful, awful (for syn. cf.: saevus, atrox, ferox, crudelis, trux, furens, furiosus, immitis).
    I.
    Orig. belonging to the lang. of augurs; of fate, ill-omened, ominous, boding, portentous:

    QVAE AVGVR INIVSTA, NEFASTA VITIOSA DIRA DEFIXERIT, IRRITA INFECTAQVE SVNTO,

    Cic. Leg. 2, 8 fin.; cf. id. Div. 1, 16:

    tristissima exta sine capite fuerunt, quibus nihil videtur esse dirius,

    id. ib. 2, 15 fin.; cf.:

    bubo, dirum mortalibus omen,

    Ov. M. 5, 550:

    omen,

    Tac. H. 3, 56; Suet. Aug. 92; id. Tib. 1, 3, 17:

    aves,

    Tac. A. 12, 43; Suet. Claud. 22:

    alites,

    Plin. 18, 1, 1, § 4:

    somnia,

    Val. Fl. 3, 59:

    tempus, Cic. Poët. Div. 1, 11, 18: exsecrationes,

    Liv. 40, 56; 28, 22; Suet. Claud. 12; cf.

    deprecationes,

    Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 19:

    detestatio,

    Hor. Epod. 5, 89:

    ritus sacrorum,

    Tac. A. 16, 8:

    religio loci,

    Verg. A. 8, 350 et saep.—Hence, as subst.:
    1.
    dīrae, ārum, f.
    (α).
    (sc. res), ill-boding things, portents, unlucky signs:

    dirarum obnuntiatio,

    id. ib.; Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 17; 28, 2, 5, § 26; Tac. A. 6, 24 al.; Hor. Epod. 5, 89; Müll. Etrusk. 2, p. 117.—
    (β).
    As a nom. propr., Dīrae, the Furies, Verg. A. 12, 845 sq.; 4, 473; Val. Fl. 1, 804; Aur. Vict. Epit. 21 al.;

    called also Dirae deae, sorores,

    Verg. A. 7, 324 and 454.—
    2.
    dīra, ōrum, n., fearful things, ill-boding events:

    in dira et in vitiosa incurrimus,

    Cic. Div. 1, 16, 29; id. Leg. 2, 8, 21; cf.:

    me mihi dira precari cogis,

    to curse, invoke curses on, Tib. 2, 6, 17:

    dira passus,

    Vulg. Sirach, 38, 16.
    II.
    Transf., of character, dreadful, horrible, terrible, abominable, detestable (so almost exclusively poet.; a very favorite expression with the Aug. poets; in the Ciceron. per. not at all; but cf. diritas, II.): senex dirissimus, Varr. Poët. ap. Non. 100, 30:

    Dea,

    i. e. Circe, Ov. M. 14, 278:

    Ulixes,

    Verg. A. 2, 261; 762:

    Hannibal,

    Hor. C. 2, 12, 2 al.:

    durum,

    id. ib. 3, 6, 36 (also ap. Quint. 8, 2, 9):

    Afer,

    Hor. C. 4, 4, 42:

    Amulius,

    Ov. F. 4, 53:

    noverca,

    id. H. 12, 188:

    pellex,

    id. ib. 5, 60 et saep.:

    hydra,

    Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 10:

    serpens,

    Ov. M. 2, 651:

    victima,

    id. A. A. 1, 334:

    parens,

    fell, cruel, id. ib. 2, 383:

    soror,

    Stat. S. 5, 3, 84:

    parentes,

    Manil. 5, 541.—
    b.
    Of inanimate and abstr. subjects:

    regio,

    Ov. Tr. 3, 3, 5:

    facies,

    id. F. 1, 553:

    dapes,

    id. ib. 6, 663:

    venena,

    Hor. Epod. 5, 61; id. S. 1, 9, 31:

    Asphaltites lacus,

    Plin. 5, 15, 15, § 71:

    scopulus,

    id. 4, 11, 18, § 51:

    duarum Syrtium vadoso mari diri sinus,

    id. 5, 4, 4, § 26 et saep.:

    bellum,

    Verg. A. 11, 217:

    nefas,

    id. ib. 4, 563:

    sollicitudines,

    Hor. Epod. 13, 10:

    amores,

    Ov. M. 10, 426:

    superbia,

    id. ib. 3, 354:

    quies,

    Tac. A. 1, 65 et saep.— Poet., answering to the Gr. deinos, with inf.:

    dira portas quassare trabs,

    Sil. 4, 284.—
    B.
    Skilful:

    in complicandis negotiis,

    Amm. 14, 5, 8.

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  • 8 funereus

    fūnĕrĕus, a, um, adj. [funus], of or belonging to a funeral, funeral - ( poet. for the class. funebris, q. v.).
    I.
    Lit.:

    faces,

    funeral-torches, Verg. A. 11, 143:

    fronde coronat pyram,

    id. ib. 4, 506.—
    II.
    Transf., deadly, destructive, fatal:

    torris,

    Ov. M. 8, 511:

    dextra (Discordiae),

    Val. Fl. 7, 468:

    bubo,

    i. e. ill-boding, dismal, Ov. M. 10, 453:

    os bubonis,

    id. ib. 226.

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  • 9 luctifer

    luctĭfer, fĕra, fĕrum, adj. [luctus-fero], grief - bringing, mournful:

    illic luctifer bubo gemit,

    ill-boding, Sen. Herc. Fur. 687:

    annus,

    Val. Fl. 3, 454.

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  • 10 malus

    1.
    mălus, a, um, adj. [Sanscr. mala, dirt; Gr. melas, black; cf. macula; Germ. mal in Mutter-mal, etc.].— Comp.: pējor, pejus.— Sup.: pessimus, a, um, bad, in the widest sense of the word (opp. bonus), evil, wicked, injurious, destructive, mischievous, hurtful; of personal appearance, ill-looking, ugly, deformed; of weight, bad, light; of fate, evil, unlucky, etc.:

    malus et nequam homo,

    Plaut. Ps. 4, 7, 1:

    pessima puella,

    Cat. 36, 9; 55, 10:

    delituit mala,

    Plaut. Rud. 2, 5, 9:

    philosophi minime mali illi quidem, sed non satis acuti,

    Cic. Off. 3, 9, 23:

    malam opinionem habere de aliquo,

    id. Verr. 2, 3, 24, § 59:

    consuetudo,

    Hor. S. 1, 3, 36:

    conscientia,

    Quint. 12, 1, 3:

    mens,

    id. ib.:

    mores,

    Sall. C. 18:

    fures,

    Hor. S. 1, 1, 77:

    Furiae,

    id. ib. 2, 3, 135:

    virus,

    Verg. G. 1, 129:

    cicuta,

    Hor. S. 2, 1, 56:

    libido,

    Liv. 1, 57:

    falx,

    Verg. E. 3, 11:

    gramina,

    id. A. 2, 471: carmen, i. e. an incantation, Leg. XII. Tab. ap. Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 17:

    abi in malam rem,

    go and be hanged! Ter. And. 2, 1, 17:

    pugna,

    unsuccessful, adverse, Cic. Div. 2, 25, 54; Sall. J. 56:

    avis,

    i. e. ill-boding, Hor. C. 1, 15, 5; cf. id. ib. 3, 6, 46:

    ales,

    id. Epod. 10, 1: aetas, burdensome, i. e. senectus, Plaut. Aul. 1, 1, 4:

    haud mala est mulier,

    not badlooking, id. Bacch. 5, 2, 42:

    facies,

    Quint. 6, 3, 32; Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 43:

    crus,

    i. e. deformed, Hor. S. 1, 2, 102:

    pondus,

    i. e. light, deficient, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 156.—Of the sick:

    in malis aeger est,

    in great danger, Cels. 3, 15 fin.:

    tempus a quo omnis aeger pejor fiat,

    id. 3, 5 med.:

    eo tempore fere pessimi sunt qui aegrotant,

    id. ib. —In neutr. sing., as adv.:

    ne gallina malum responset dura palato,

    Hor. S. 2, 4, 18.— Comp.: pejor, worse:

    via,

    Hor. S. 1, 5, 96.—Hence,
    1.
    mă-lum, i, n., any thing bad, an evil, mischief, misfortune, calamity, etc.
    A.
    In gen.:

    orarem, ut ei, quod posses mali facere, faceres,

    Plaut. Bacch. 3, 6, 25:

    quam sit bellum, cavere malum,

    Cic. de Or. 1, 58, 247:

    nihil enim mali accidisse Scipioni puto,

    id. Lael. 3, 10:

    hostes inopinato malo turbati,

    Caes. B. C. 2, 12:

    externum, i. e. bellum,

    Nep. Hamilc. 21:

    ne in cotidianam id malum vertat, i. e. febris,

    Cels. 3, 15:

    hoc malo domitos potius cultores agrorum fore, quam, etc.,

    Liv. 2, 34, 11.—
    B.
    In partic.
    (α).
    Punishment; hurt, harm, severity, injury:

    malo domandam tribuniciam potestatem,

    Liv. 2, 54, 10:

    malo exercitum coërcere,

    Sall. J. 100, 5:

    sine malo,

    Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 81; so Ter. Eun. 4, 4, 45; Liv. 4, 49, 11:

    vi, malo, plagis adductus est, ut frumenti daret,

    ill-usage, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 23, § 56:

    amanti amoenitas malo est: nobis lucro est,

    is hurtful, injurious, Plaut. Men. 2, 3, 5:

    clementiam illi malo fuisse,

    was injurious, unfortunate, Cic. Att. 14, 22, 1: malo hercle magno suo convivat sine modo, to his own [p. 1105] hurt, Enn. ap. Non. 474, 23 (Sat. v. 1 Vahl.):

    olet homo quidam malo suo,

    Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 165:

    male merenti bona es: at malo cum tuo,

    to your own hurt, id. As. 1, 3, 3.—
    (β).
    Wrong-doing:

    causae, quae numquam malo defuturae sunt, Sen. de Ira, 1, 16, 3: sperans famam exstingui veterum sic posse malorum,

    Verg. A. 6, 527; Anthol. Lat. 1, 178.—
    (γ).
    As a term of abuse, plague, mischief, torment:

    quid tu, malum, me sequere?

    Plaut. Cas. 1, 3:

    qui, malum, alii?

    Ter. Eun. 4, 7, 10:

    quae, malum, est ista tanta audacia?

    Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 20, § 54; so id. Off. 2, 15, 53; Curt. 8, 14, 41.—
    (δ).
    As an exclamation, alas! misery! Plaut. Capt. 3, 3, 16; id. Men. 2, 3, 37 Brix ad loc.—
    2.
    măle, adv., badly, ill, wrongly, wickedly, unfortunately, erroneously, improperly, etc.: dubitas, quin lubenter tuo ero meus, quod possiet facere, faciat male? will do all the harm to him, etc., Plaut. Poen. 4, 2, 66: si iste Italiam relinquet, faciet omnino male, et, ut ego existimo, alogistôs, will act altogether unwisely, Attic. ap. Cic. Att. 9, 10:

    di isti Segulio male faciant,

    do harm to him, punish him, Cic. Fam. 11, 21, 1:

    o factum male de Alexione!

    id. Att. 15, 1, 1:

    male velle alicui,

    to wish ill, Plaut. As. 5, 1, 13:

    Karthagini male jamdiu cogitanti bellum multo ante denuntio, cogitare de aliquo,

    Cic. Sen. 6, 18:

    male loqui,

    id. Rosc. Am. 48:

    male loqui alicui, for maledicere,

    Ter. Phorm. 2, 3, 25:

    male accipere verbis aliquem,

    Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 54, § 140:

    equitatu agmen adversariorum, male habere,

    to harass, annoy, Caes. B. C. 1, 63:

    hoc male habet virum,

    annoys, vexes him, Ter. And. 2, 6, 5:

    male se habere,

    to feel ill, dejected, low-spirited, id. Eun. 4, 2, 6:

    male est animo,

    it vexes me, id. Ad. 4, 5, 21:

    male est animo,

    I feel unwell, Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 33:

    male fit animo,

    I am beginning to feel bad, am getting unwell, id. Rud. 2, 6, 26: L. Antonio male sit, si quidem, etc., evil betide him! (a formula of imprecation), Cic. Att. 15, 15, 1:

    quae res tibi vertat male,

    much harm may it do you! Ter. Ad. 2, 1, 37:

    male tibi esse malo quam molliter,

    I would rather you should be unfortunate than effeminate, Sen. Ep. 82, 1:

    proelium male pugnatum,

    unsuccessfully, Sall. J. 54, 7:

    ea quae male empta sunt,

    at a bad bargain, Cic. Att. 2, 4, 1:

    male vendere,

    at a sacrifice, id. Verr. 2, 3, 98, § 227:

    male reprehendunt praemeditationem rerum futurarum,

    id. Tusc. 3, 16, 34:

    male tegere mutationem fortunae,

    Tac. H. 1, 66:

    male sustinere arma,

    unskilfully, Liv. 1, 25, 12: non dubito, quin me male oderit, i. e. very much, intensely, Caes. ap. Cic. Att. 14, 1, 2:

    male metuo, ne, etc.,

    exceedingly, much, Ter. Hec. 3, 2, 2:

    rauci,

    miserably, Hor. S. 1, 4, 66.—

    When attached to an adjective, it freq. gives it the opposite meaning: male sanus = insanus,

    insane, deranged, Cic. Att. 9, 15, 5:

    male sana,

    with mind disturbed, Verg. A. 4, 8:

    gratus,

    i. e. ungrateful, Ov. H. 7, 27:

    male fidas provincias,

    unfaithful, Tac. H. 1, 17:

    statio male fida carinis,

    unsafe, Verg. A. 2, 23.— Comp.:

    oderam multo pejus hunc quam illum ipsum Clodium,

    Cic. Fam. 7, 2, 3; cf.:

    pejusque leto flagitium timet,

    Hor. C. 4, 9, 50; and:

    cane pejus vitabit chlamydem,

    id. Ep. 1, 17, 30.
    2.
    mālus, i, f., Gr. mêlea, an appletree:

    malus bifera,

    Varr. R. R. 1, 7:

    et steriles platani malos gessere valentes,

    Verg. G. 2, 70:

    malus granata,

    the pomegranate, Isid. 17, 7, 6:

    felices arbores putantur esse quercus...malus, etc.,

    Macr. S. 3, 20, 2.
    3.
    mālus, i, m. [by some referred to root mac-; Gr. makros; Lat. magnus; but perh. the same word with 2. malus], an upright mast, pole, or beam.
    I.
    In gen.:

    malos exaequantes altitudinem jugi surrexit,

    Front. Strat. 3, 8, 3.—
    II.
    Esp.
    A.
    A mast of a ship:

    ut si qui gubernatorem in navigando agere nihil dicant, cum alii malos scandant, etc.,

    Cic. Sen. 6, 17:

    malum erigi, vela fieri imperavit,

    id. Verr. 2, 5, 34, § 88:

    attolli malos,

    Verg. A. 5, 829:

    malo suspendit ab alto,

    id. ib. 5, 489:

    saucius,

    injured, Hor. C. 1, 14, 5.—
    B.
    A standard or pole, to which the awnings spread over the theatre were attached, Lucr. 6, 110; Liv. 39, 7, 8.—
    C.
    The beam in the middle of a wine-press, Plin. 18, 31, 74, § 317.—
    D.
    The corner beams of a tower:

    turrium mali,

    Caes. B. G. 7, 22, 4.

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  • 11 obscaenus

    obscēnus ( obscaen-, and less properly obscoen-), a, um, adj. [perh. ob and caenum, filth], of adverse, unfavorable, evil omen; ill-boding, inauspicious, ominous, portentous (cf.: sinister, funestus): apud antiquos omnes fere obscena dicta sunt, quae mali ominis habebantur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 201 Müll.: obsceni interpres funestique ominis auctor, Matius ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 96 Müll.; Att. ap. Non. 357, 16:

    deūm rixa vertat verba obscena,

    Lucil. ib. 357, 17; Enn. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 8, 361 (Ann. v. 182 Vahl.): montem istum (Aventinum) excluserunt, quasi avibus obscenis ominosum (viz., by reason of the birds, which gave unfavorable omens to Remus), Mess. ap. Gell. 13, 14, 6; so, volucres, birds of illomen, i. e. owls, Verg. A. 12, 876:

    canes,

    id. G. 1, 470:

    obscenum ostentum,

    Suet. Galb. 4:

    omen,

    Cic. Dom. 55, 140: puppis, the fatal ship, that bore Helen when she eloped with Paris to Troy, Ov. H. 5, 119; cf.:

    Troja,

    Cat. 68, 99:

    anus,

    old witches, hags, Hor. Epod. 5, 98.— Sup.: Alliesis dies dicebatur apud Romanos obscenissimi ominis, Paul. ex Fest. s. v. Alliesis, p. 7 Müll.—
    II.
    Transf., repulsive, offensive, abominable, hateful, disgusting, filthy.
    A.
    In gen. ( poet. and in post-Aug. prose;

    syn.: immundus, turpis): (Allecto) frontem obscenam rugis arat,

    Verg. A. 7, 417:

    volucres pelagi,

    i. e. the harpies, id. ib. 3, 241;

    262: upupa, obscena alias pastu avis,

    Plin. 10, 29, 44, § 86; cf. fames, Verg. A. 3, 367:

    haustus,

    of filthy water, Luc. 4, 312:

    cruor,

    Verg. A. 4, 455.— As subst.: obscēna, ōrum, n., the excrements, Sen. Ep. 8, 1, 20; also, the urine:

    qui clam latuit reddente obscena puellā,

    Ov. R. Am. 437; cf. Mel. 1, 9.—
    B.
    In partic., offensive to modesty, i. e. immodest, impure, indecent, lewd, obscene (class.;

    syn.: spurcus, impurus): delicatae et obscenae voluptates,

    Cic. N. D. 1, 40, 111:

    adulterium,

    Ov. Tr. 2, 212:

    obscenas tabellas pingere,

    Prop. 2, 5, 19 (6, 27):

    carmina,

    id. 1, 16, 10:

    gestus motusque,

    Tac. A. 15, 37:

    obscenum in modum formata commotaque manus,

    i. e. so as to suggest impure thoughts, Suet. Calig. 56:

    jocandi genus flagitiosum, obscenum,

    Cic. Off. 1, 29, 104:

    si obscena nudis nominibus enuntientur,

    Quint. 8, 3, 38:

    quodque facere turpe non est, modo occulte, id dicere obscenum est,

    Cic. Off. 1, 35, 127; cf. id. ib. § 128; Quint. 11, 3, 125. — Comp.:

    illud Antipatri paulo obscenius,

    Cic. Tusc. 5, 38, 112:

    abjectior et obscenior vita,

    Val. Max. 3, 5 fin.—Sup.:

    obscenissimi versus,

    Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 3, 2; Vell. 2, 83, 2.—
    2.
    Subst.
    (α).
    obscēnus, i, m., a lewd person:

    quis enim non vicus abundat Tristibus obscenis,

    Juv. 2, 9.—
    (β).
    obscēna, ōrum, less freq. in the sing., obscēnum, i. n., the private parts, ta aidoia.— Plur.:

    Nymphe fugiens obscena Priapi,

    Ov. M. 9, 347; cf.:

    pars nudi agunt, pars tantum obscena velati,

    Mel. 3, 7:

    obscena,

    Suet. Calig. 58; id. Dom. 10:

    obscena corporis,

    Just. 1, 6.— Sing.:

    virile,

    Ov. F. 6, 631; Lact. 1, 21, 28; id. Epit. 23, 8; Jul. Obsequ. 84.—Hence, also, adv.: obscēnē (acc. to II. B), impurely, indecently, lewdly, obscenely (class.):

    latrocinari, fraudare, adulterare, re turpe est, sed dicitur non obscene,

    Cic. Off. 1, 35, 128.— Comp.:

    cujus (Mercurii) obscenius excitata natura traditur,

    Cic. N. D. 3, 22, 56:

    obscenius concurrerent litterae,

    id. de Or. 45, 154.— Sup.:

    impudicissime et obscenissime vixit,

    Eutr. 8, 22.

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  • 12 obscena

    obscēnus ( obscaen-, and less properly obscoen-), a, um, adj. [perh. ob and caenum, filth], of adverse, unfavorable, evil omen; ill-boding, inauspicious, ominous, portentous (cf.: sinister, funestus): apud antiquos omnes fere obscena dicta sunt, quae mali ominis habebantur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 201 Müll.: obsceni interpres funestique ominis auctor, Matius ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 96 Müll.; Att. ap. Non. 357, 16:

    deūm rixa vertat verba obscena,

    Lucil. ib. 357, 17; Enn. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 8, 361 (Ann. v. 182 Vahl.): montem istum (Aventinum) excluserunt, quasi avibus obscenis ominosum (viz., by reason of the birds, which gave unfavorable omens to Remus), Mess. ap. Gell. 13, 14, 6; so, volucres, birds of illomen, i. e. owls, Verg. A. 12, 876:

    canes,

    id. G. 1, 470:

    obscenum ostentum,

    Suet. Galb. 4:

    omen,

    Cic. Dom. 55, 140: puppis, the fatal ship, that bore Helen when she eloped with Paris to Troy, Ov. H. 5, 119; cf.:

    Troja,

    Cat. 68, 99:

    anus,

    old witches, hags, Hor. Epod. 5, 98.— Sup.: Alliesis dies dicebatur apud Romanos obscenissimi ominis, Paul. ex Fest. s. v. Alliesis, p. 7 Müll.—
    II.
    Transf., repulsive, offensive, abominable, hateful, disgusting, filthy.
    A.
    In gen. ( poet. and in post-Aug. prose;

    syn.: immundus, turpis): (Allecto) frontem obscenam rugis arat,

    Verg. A. 7, 417:

    volucres pelagi,

    i. e. the harpies, id. ib. 3, 241;

    262: upupa, obscena alias pastu avis,

    Plin. 10, 29, 44, § 86; cf. fames, Verg. A. 3, 367:

    haustus,

    of filthy water, Luc. 4, 312:

    cruor,

    Verg. A. 4, 455.— As subst.: obscēna, ōrum, n., the excrements, Sen. Ep. 8, 1, 20; also, the urine:

    qui clam latuit reddente obscena puellā,

    Ov. R. Am. 437; cf. Mel. 1, 9.—
    B.
    In partic., offensive to modesty, i. e. immodest, impure, indecent, lewd, obscene (class.;

    syn.: spurcus, impurus): delicatae et obscenae voluptates,

    Cic. N. D. 1, 40, 111:

    adulterium,

    Ov. Tr. 2, 212:

    obscenas tabellas pingere,

    Prop. 2, 5, 19 (6, 27):

    carmina,

    id. 1, 16, 10:

    gestus motusque,

    Tac. A. 15, 37:

    obscenum in modum formata commotaque manus,

    i. e. so as to suggest impure thoughts, Suet. Calig. 56:

    jocandi genus flagitiosum, obscenum,

    Cic. Off. 1, 29, 104:

    si obscena nudis nominibus enuntientur,

    Quint. 8, 3, 38:

    quodque facere turpe non est, modo occulte, id dicere obscenum est,

    Cic. Off. 1, 35, 127; cf. id. ib. § 128; Quint. 11, 3, 125. — Comp.:

    illud Antipatri paulo obscenius,

    Cic. Tusc. 5, 38, 112:

    abjectior et obscenior vita,

    Val. Max. 3, 5 fin.—Sup.:

    obscenissimi versus,

    Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 3, 2; Vell. 2, 83, 2.—
    2.
    Subst.
    (α).
    obscēnus, i, m., a lewd person:

    quis enim non vicus abundat Tristibus obscenis,

    Juv. 2, 9.—
    (β).
    obscēna, ōrum, less freq. in the sing., obscēnum, i. n., the private parts, ta aidoia.— Plur.:

    Nymphe fugiens obscena Priapi,

    Ov. M. 9, 347; cf.:

    pars nudi agunt, pars tantum obscena velati,

    Mel. 3, 7:

    obscena,

    Suet. Calig. 58; id. Dom. 10:

    obscena corporis,

    Just. 1, 6.— Sing.:

    virile,

    Ov. F. 6, 631; Lact. 1, 21, 28; id. Epit. 23, 8; Jul. Obsequ. 84.—Hence, also, adv.: obscēnē (acc. to II. B), impurely, indecently, lewdly, obscenely (class.):

    latrocinari, fraudare, adulterare, re turpe est, sed dicitur non obscene,

    Cic. Off. 1, 35, 128.— Comp.:

    cujus (Mercurii) obscenius excitata natura traditur,

    Cic. N. D. 3, 22, 56:

    obscenius concurrerent litterae,

    id. de Or. 45, 154.— Sup.:

    impudicissime et obscenissime vixit,

    Eutr. 8, 22.

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  • 13 obscenum

    obscēnus ( obscaen-, and less properly obscoen-), a, um, adj. [perh. ob and caenum, filth], of adverse, unfavorable, evil omen; ill-boding, inauspicious, ominous, portentous (cf.: sinister, funestus): apud antiquos omnes fere obscena dicta sunt, quae mali ominis habebantur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 201 Müll.: obsceni interpres funestique ominis auctor, Matius ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 96 Müll.; Att. ap. Non. 357, 16:

    deūm rixa vertat verba obscena,

    Lucil. ib. 357, 17; Enn. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 8, 361 (Ann. v. 182 Vahl.): montem istum (Aventinum) excluserunt, quasi avibus obscenis ominosum (viz., by reason of the birds, which gave unfavorable omens to Remus), Mess. ap. Gell. 13, 14, 6; so, volucres, birds of illomen, i. e. owls, Verg. A. 12, 876:

    canes,

    id. G. 1, 470:

    obscenum ostentum,

    Suet. Galb. 4:

    omen,

    Cic. Dom. 55, 140: puppis, the fatal ship, that bore Helen when she eloped with Paris to Troy, Ov. H. 5, 119; cf.:

    Troja,

    Cat. 68, 99:

    anus,

    old witches, hags, Hor. Epod. 5, 98.— Sup.: Alliesis dies dicebatur apud Romanos obscenissimi ominis, Paul. ex Fest. s. v. Alliesis, p. 7 Müll.—
    II.
    Transf., repulsive, offensive, abominable, hateful, disgusting, filthy.
    A.
    In gen. ( poet. and in post-Aug. prose;

    syn.: immundus, turpis): (Allecto) frontem obscenam rugis arat,

    Verg. A. 7, 417:

    volucres pelagi,

    i. e. the harpies, id. ib. 3, 241;

    262: upupa, obscena alias pastu avis,

    Plin. 10, 29, 44, § 86; cf. fames, Verg. A. 3, 367:

    haustus,

    of filthy water, Luc. 4, 312:

    cruor,

    Verg. A. 4, 455.— As subst.: obscēna, ōrum, n., the excrements, Sen. Ep. 8, 1, 20; also, the urine:

    qui clam latuit reddente obscena puellā,

    Ov. R. Am. 437; cf. Mel. 1, 9.—
    B.
    In partic., offensive to modesty, i. e. immodest, impure, indecent, lewd, obscene (class.;

    syn.: spurcus, impurus): delicatae et obscenae voluptates,

    Cic. N. D. 1, 40, 111:

    adulterium,

    Ov. Tr. 2, 212:

    obscenas tabellas pingere,

    Prop. 2, 5, 19 (6, 27):

    carmina,

    id. 1, 16, 10:

    gestus motusque,

    Tac. A. 15, 37:

    obscenum in modum formata commotaque manus,

    i. e. so as to suggest impure thoughts, Suet. Calig. 56:

    jocandi genus flagitiosum, obscenum,

    Cic. Off. 1, 29, 104:

    si obscena nudis nominibus enuntientur,

    Quint. 8, 3, 38:

    quodque facere turpe non est, modo occulte, id dicere obscenum est,

    Cic. Off. 1, 35, 127; cf. id. ib. § 128; Quint. 11, 3, 125. — Comp.:

    illud Antipatri paulo obscenius,

    Cic. Tusc. 5, 38, 112:

    abjectior et obscenior vita,

    Val. Max. 3, 5 fin.—Sup.:

    obscenissimi versus,

    Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 3, 2; Vell. 2, 83, 2.—
    2.
    Subst.
    (α).
    obscēnus, i, m., a lewd person:

    quis enim non vicus abundat Tristibus obscenis,

    Juv. 2, 9.—
    (β).
    obscēna, ōrum, less freq. in the sing., obscēnum, i. n., the private parts, ta aidoia.— Plur.:

    Nymphe fugiens obscena Priapi,

    Ov. M. 9, 347; cf.:

    pars nudi agunt, pars tantum obscena velati,

    Mel. 3, 7:

    obscena,

    Suet. Calig. 58; id. Dom. 10:

    obscena corporis,

    Just. 1, 6.— Sing.:

    virile,

    Ov. F. 6, 631; Lact. 1, 21, 28; id. Epit. 23, 8; Jul. Obsequ. 84.—Hence, also, adv.: obscēnē (acc. to II. B), impurely, indecently, lewdly, obscenely (class.):

    latrocinari, fraudare, adulterare, re turpe est, sed dicitur non obscene,

    Cic. Off. 1, 35, 128.— Comp.:

    cujus (Mercurii) obscenius excitata natura traditur,

    Cic. N. D. 3, 22, 56:

    obscenius concurrerent litterae,

    id. de Or. 45, 154.— Sup.:

    impudicissime et obscenissime vixit,

    Eutr. 8, 22.

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  • 14 obscenus

    obscēnus ( obscaen-, and less properly obscoen-), a, um, adj. [perh. ob and caenum, filth], of adverse, unfavorable, evil omen; ill-boding, inauspicious, ominous, portentous (cf.: sinister, funestus): apud antiquos omnes fere obscena dicta sunt, quae mali ominis habebantur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 201 Müll.: obsceni interpres funestique ominis auctor, Matius ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 96 Müll.; Att. ap. Non. 357, 16:

    deūm rixa vertat verba obscena,

    Lucil. ib. 357, 17; Enn. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 8, 361 (Ann. v. 182 Vahl.): montem istum (Aventinum) excluserunt, quasi avibus obscenis ominosum (viz., by reason of the birds, which gave unfavorable omens to Remus), Mess. ap. Gell. 13, 14, 6; so, volucres, birds of illomen, i. e. owls, Verg. A. 12, 876:

    canes,

    id. G. 1, 470:

    obscenum ostentum,

    Suet. Galb. 4:

    omen,

    Cic. Dom. 55, 140: puppis, the fatal ship, that bore Helen when she eloped with Paris to Troy, Ov. H. 5, 119; cf.:

    Troja,

    Cat. 68, 99:

    anus,

    old witches, hags, Hor. Epod. 5, 98.— Sup.: Alliesis dies dicebatur apud Romanos obscenissimi ominis, Paul. ex Fest. s. v. Alliesis, p. 7 Müll.—
    II.
    Transf., repulsive, offensive, abominable, hateful, disgusting, filthy.
    A.
    In gen. ( poet. and in post-Aug. prose;

    syn.: immundus, turpis): (Allecto) frontem obscenam rugis arat,

    Verg. A. 7, 417:

    volucres pelagi,

    i. e. the harpies, id. ib. 3, 241;

    262: upupa, obscena alias pastu avis,

    Plin. 10, 29, 44, § 86; cf. fames, Verg. A. 3, 367:

    haustus,

    of filthy water, Luc. 4, 312:

    cruor,

    Verg. A. 4, 455.— As subst.: obscēna, ōrum, n., the excrements, Sen. Ep. 8, 1, 20; also, the urine:

    qui clam latuit reddente obscena puellā,

    Ov. R. Am. 437; cf. Mel. 1, 9.—
    B.
    In partic., offensive to modesty, i. e. immodest, impure, indecent, lewd, obscene (class.;

    syn.: spurcus, impurus): delicatae et obscenae voluptates,

    Cic. N. D. 1, 40, 111:

    adulterium,

    Ov. Tr. 2, 212:

    obscenas tabellas pingere,

    Prop. 2, 5, 19 (6, 27):

    carmina,

    id. 1, 16, 10:

    gestus motusque,

    Tac. A. 15, 37:

    obscenum in modum formata commotaque manus,

    i. e. so as to suggest impure thoughts, Suet. Calig. 56:

    jocandi genus flagitiosum, obscenum,

    Cic. Off. 1, 29, 104:

    si obscena nudis nominibus enuntientur,

    Quint. 8, 3, 38:

    quodque facere turpe non est, modo occulte, id dicere obscenum est,

    Cic. Off. 1, 35, 127; cf. id. ib. § 128; Quint. 11, 3, 125. — Comp.:

    illud Antipatri paulo obscenius,

    Cic. Tusc. 5, 38, 112:

    abjectior et obscenior vita,

    Val. Max. 3, 5 fin.—Sup.:

    obscenissimi versus,

    Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 3, 2; Vell. 2, 83, 2.—
    2.
    Subst.
    (α).
    obscēnus, i, m., a lewd person:

    quis enim non vicus abundat Tristibus obscenis,

    Juv. 2, 9.—
    (β).
    obscēna, ōrum, less freq. in the sing., obscēnum, i. n., the private parts, ta aidoia.— Plur.:

    Nymphe fugiens obscena Priapi,

    Ov. M. 9, 347; cf.:

    pars nudi agunt, pars tantum obscena velati,

    Mel. 3, 7:

    obscena,

    Suet. Calig. 58; id. Dom. 10:

    obscena corporis,

    Just. 1, 6.— Sing.:

    virile,

    Ov. F. 6, 631; Lact. 1, 21, 28; id. Epit. 23, 8; Jul. Obsequ. 84.—Hence, also, adv.: obscēnē (acc. to II. B), impurely, indecently, lewdly, obscenely (class.):

    latrocinari, fraudare, adulterare, re turpe est, sed dicitur non obscene,

    Cic. Off. 1, 35, 128.— Comp.:

    cujus (Mercurii) obscenius excitata natura traditur,

    Cic. N. D. 3, 22, 56:

    obscenius concurrerent litterae,

    id. de Or. 45, 154.— Sup.:

    impudicissime et obscenissime vixit,

    Eutr. 8, 22.

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  • 15 obscoenus

    obscēnus ( obscaen-, and less properly obscoen-), a, um, adj. [perh. ob and caenum, filth], of adverse, unfavorable, evil omen; ill-boding, inauspicious, ominous, portentous (cf.: sinister, funestus): apud antiquos omnes fere obscena dicta sunt, quae mali ominis habebantur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 201 Müll.: obsceni interpres funestique ominis auctor, Matius ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 96 Müll.; Att. ap. Non. 357, 16:

    deūm rixa vertat verba obscena,

    Lucil. ib. 357, 17; Enn. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 8, 361 (Ann. v. 182 Vahl.): montem istum (Aventinum) excluserunt, quasi avibus obscenis ominosum (viz., by reason of the birds, which gave unfavorable omens to Remus), Mess. ap. Gell. 13, 14, 6; so, volucres, birds of illomen, i. e. owls, Verg. A. 12, 876:

    canes,

    id. G. 1, 470:

    obscenum ostentum,

    Suet. Galb. 4:

    omen,

    Cic. Dom. 55, 140: puppis, the fatal ship, that bore Helen when she eloped with Paris to Troy, Ov. H. 5, 119; cf.:

    Troja,

    Cat. 68, 99:

    anus,

    old witches, hags, Hor. Epod. 5, 98.— Sup.: Alliesis dies dicebatur apud Romanos obscenissimi ominis, Paul. ex Fest. s. v. Alliesis, p. 7 Müll.—
    II.
    Transf., repulsive, offensive, abominable, hateful, disgusting, filthy.
    A.
    In gen. ( poet. and in post-Aug. prose;

    syn.: immundus, turpis): (Allecto) frontem obscenam rugis arat,

    Verg. A. 7, 417:

    volucres pelagi,

    i. e. the harpies, id. ib. 3, 241;

    262: upupa, obscena alias pastu avis,

    Plin. 10, 29, 44, § 86; cf. fames, Verg. A. 3, 367:

    haustus,

    of filthy water, Luc. 4, 312:

    cruor,

    Verg. A. 4, 455.— As subst.: obscēna, ōrum, n., the excrements, Sen. Ep. 8, 1, 20; also, the urine:

    qui clam latuit reddente obscena puellā,

    Ov. R. Am. 437; cf. Mel. 1, 9.—
    B.
    In partic., offensive to modesty, i. e. immodest, impure, indecent, lewd, obscene (class.;

    syn.: spurcus, impurus): delicatae et obscenae voluptates,

    Cic. N. D. 1, 40, 111:

    adulterium,

    Ov. Tr. 2, 212:

    obscenas tabellas pingere,

    Prop. 2, 5, 19 (6, 27):

    carmina,

    id. 1, 16, 10:

    gestus motusque,

    Tac. A. 15, 37:

    obscenum in modum formata commotaque manus,

    i. e. so as to suggest impure thoughts, Suet. Calig. 56:

    jocandi genus flagitiosum, obscenum,

    Cic. Off. 1, 29, 104:

    si obscena nudis nominibus enuntientur,

    Quint. 8, 3, 38:

    quodque facere turpe non est, modo occulte, id dicere obscenum est,

    Cic. Off. 1, 35, 127; cf. id. ib. § 128; Quint. 11, 3, 125. — Comp.:

    illud Antipatri paulo obscenius,

    Cic. Tusc. 5, 38, 112:

    abjectior et obscenior vita,

    Val. Max. 3, 5 fin.—Sup.:

    obscenissimi versus,

    Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 3, 2; Vell. 2, 83, 2.—
    2.
    Subst.
    (α).
    obscēnus, i, m., a lewd person:

    quis enim non vicus abundat Tristibus obscenis,

    Juv. 2, 9.—
    (β).
    obscēna, ōrum, less freq. in the sing., obscēnum, i. n., the private parts, ta aidoia.— Plur.:

    Nymphe fugiens obscena Priapi,

    Ov. M. 9, 347; cf.:

    pars nudi agunt, pars tantum obscena velati,

    Mel. 3, 7:

    obscena,

    Suet. Calig. 58; id. Dom. 10:

    obscena corporis,

    Just. 1, 6.— Sing.:

    virile,

    Ov. F. 6, 631; Lact. 1, 21, 28; id. Epit. 23, 8; Jul. Obsequ. 84.—Hence, also, adv.: obscēnē (acc. to II. B), impurely, indecently, lewdly, obscenely (class.):

    latrocinari, fraudare, adulterare, re turpe est, sed dicitur non obscene,

    Cic. Off. 1, 35, 128.— Comp.:

    cujus (Mercurii) obscenius excitata natura traditur,

    Cic. N. D. 3, 22, 56:

    obscenius concurrerent litterae,

    id. de Or. 45, 154.— Sup.:

    impudicissime et obscenissime vixit,

    Eutr. 8, 22.

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  • 16 profanum

    prŏfānus, a, um, adj. [pro - fanum; prop. before the temple, i. e. outside of it; hence, opp. to the temple as a sacred object], unholy, not sacred, common, profane.
    I.
    Lit.: profanum quod non est sacrum, Plautus: Sacrum an profanum habeas parvi penditur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 228 Müll.; cf.:

    profanum est, quod fani religione non tenetur,

    Fest. p. 253 ib.: Trebatius profanum id proprie dici ait, quod ex religioso vel sacro [p. 1457] in hominum usum proprietatem conversum est, Macr. S. 3, 3, 2:

    loci consecrati an profani,

    Cic. Part. 10, 36;

    opp. sacrum,

    Plaut. Merc. 2, 3, 27 cum omnia illā victoriā suā profana fecisset, Cic. Verr 2, 4, 55, § 122:

    res profanae et usu pollutae,

    Tac. A. 13, 57:

    flamma,

    Ov. F. 6, 440:

    usus,

    Plin. 15, 30, 40, § 135.—Of persons: procul o, procul este, profani, Conclamat vates, ye uninitiated, Verg A. 6, 258:

    Cereris ritus vulgare profanis, Ov A. A. 2, 601 profanum vulgus,

    Hor. C. 3, 1, 1: vulgus, Gell. N A. praef. fin.
    II.
    Transf.
    A.
    Wicked, impious ( poet.):

    mens profana, Ov M 2, 833: verba,

    id. Tr. 3, 5, 48:

    odia,

    Stat. Th. 1, 1: profanus Phorbas, Ov M. 11, 413 sit spes fallendi, miscebis sacra profanis, Hor Ep. 1, 16, 54.— Subst. prŏfānum, i, n., wickedness, impiety (post-Aug.):

    civilium bellorum profano,

    Plin. 16, 4, 3, § 7.—
    B.
    Unlearned, ignorant (post-class.); with gen.:

    litterarum profani (opp.: doctrina initiati),

    Macr. Somn. Scip. 1, 18; Min. Fel. Oct. 5:

    qui profani sunt a sacramento veritatis,

    strangers to, Lact. 2, 15, 2:

    a veritate,

    id. 2, 16, 13; 7, 24, 10.—
    C.
    Ill-boding ( poet.):

    profanus bubo, Ov M 6, 431 avis,

    id. ib. 5, 543.— Hence, adv.: prŏfānē, wickedly, profanely (post-class.);

    illudere,

    Lact. 6, 23, 10:

    de divinitate disputare,

    Min. Fel. Oct. 8.

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  • 17 profanus

    prŏfānus, a, um, adj. [pro - fanum; prop. before the temple, i. e. outside of it; hence, opp. to the temple as a sacred object], unholy, not sacred, common, profane.
    I.
    Lit.: profanum quod non est sacrum, Plautus: Sacrum an profanum habeas parvi penditur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 228 Müll.; cf.:

    profanum est, quod fani religione non tenetur,

    Fest. p. 253 ib.: Trebatius profanum id proprie dici ait, quod ex religioso vel sacro [p. 1457] in hominum usum proprietatem conversum est, Macr. S. 3, 3, 2:

    loci consecrati an profani,

    Cic. Part. 10, 36;

    opp. sacrum,

    Plaut. Merc. 2, 3, 27 cum omnia illā victoriā suā profana fecisset, Cic. Verr 2, 4, 55, § 122:

    res profanae et usu pollutae,

    Tac. A. 13, 57:

    flamma,

    Ov. F. 6, 440:

    usus,

    Plin. 15, 30, 40, § 135.—Of persons: procul o, procul este, profani, Conclamat vates, ye uninitiated, Verg A. 6, 258:

    Cereris ritus vulgare profanis, Ov A. A. 2, 601 profanum vulgus,

    Hor. C. 3, 1, 1: vulgus, Gell. N A. praef. fin.
    II.
    Transf.
    A.
    Wicked, impious ( poet.):

    mens profana, Ov M 2, 833: verba,

    id. Tr. 3, 5, 48:

    odia,

    Stat. Th. 1, 1: profanus Phorbas, Ov M. 11, 413 sit spes fallendi, miscebis sacra profanis, Hor Ep. 1, 16, 54.— Subst. prŏfānum, i, n., wickedness, impiety (post-Aug.):

    civilium bellorum profano,

    Plin. 16, 4, 3, § 7.—
    B.
    Unlearned, ignorant (post-class.); with gen.:

    litterarum profani (opp.: doctrina initiati),

    Macr. Somn. Scip. 1, 18; Min. Fel. Oct. 5:

    qui profani sunt a sacramento veritatis,

    strangers to, Lact. 2, 15, 2:

    a veritate,

    id. 2, 16, 13; 7, 24, 10.—
    C.
    Ill-boding ( poet.):

    profanus bubo, Ov M 6, 431 avis,

    id. ib. 5, 543.— Hence, adv.: prŏfānē, wickedly, profanely (post-class.);

    illudere,

    Lact. 6, 23, 10:

    de divinitate disputare,

    Min. Fel. Oct. 8.

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  • 18 in-labefactus (ill-)

        in-labefactus (ill-) adj.,    unbroken, uninterrupted: adfinia vincula, O.: concordia, O.

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  • 19 in-lābor (ill-)

        in-lābor (ill-) lapsus, ī, dep.,    to flow in, glide in, fall, sink: Si fractus inlabatur orbis, fall to ruins, H.: quo (in stomachum) primo inlabuntur ea, etc.: mediae urbi, V.—Fig., to flow in, penetrate: ad eos (sensūs): animis nostris, V.

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  • 20 in-labōrō (ill-)

        in-labōrō (ill-) —, —, āre,    to work upon, work at: domibus (i. e. aedificandis), Ta.

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