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Lewis : consors

consors, consors, sortis, adj. m. and f. Sharing property with one (as brother, sister, relative), living in community of goods, partaking of in common: consortes, ad quos eadem sors, Varr. L. L. 6, § 65 Müll.; cf. Paul. ex Fest. p. 296, 7 ib.: consortes tres fratres, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 23, § 57: frater, Plin. Ep. 8, 18, 4: consortem socium fallere, Hor. C. 3, 24, 60.—Hence, subst.: consors, sortis, m. and f., a sharer, partner: consors censoris, Liv. 41, 27, 2; Vell. 1, 10, 6: de consortibus ejusdem litis, Cod. Just. 3, 40: quae (arx) data est heredibus, Verg. Cir. 14. —Hence, Poet., of or belonging to a brother or sister, regarded as common heirs, etc.: pectora = sorores, Ov. M. 13, 663: sanguis, id. ib. 8, 444.—Hence, subst.: con-sors, sortis, m. and f., a brother, a sister: Romulus nondum fundaverat Moenia, consorti non habitanda Remo, Tib. 2, 5, 24; Ov. M. 11, 347; 6, 94: consortem Phoebi colere deam (Dianam), id. P. 3, 2, 48; id. H. 13, 61 al.

Transf., dividing something with one, having an equal share, partaking of, sharing; subst., a colleague, partner, comrade (class.; esp. freq. after the Aug. per.). Of personal subjects. With gen.: consors mecum temporum illorum, Cic. Mil. 37, 102: gloriosi laboris (with socius), id. Brut. 1, 2: mendacitatis, id. Fl. 15, 35: culpae, Ov. F. 3, 492; cf. vitiorum, Vell. 2, 94: tori, Ov. M. 1, 319: thalami, a wife, id. ib. 10, 246 (cf.: socia tori, id. ib. 8, 521): sacrorum caerimoniarumque, Curt. 10, 7, 2: studiorum, Sen. Ep. 7, 9: generis et necis, Ov. H. 3, 47: urbis, id. P. 3, 2, 82: tribuniciae potestatis (together with collega imperii), Tac. A. 1, 3; cf. imperii, Suet. Oth. 8.

With in: in lucris atque in furtis, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 66, § 155; cf.: vis animi (cum corpore) ... nisi erit consors in origine primā, Lucr. 3, 771.

Absol., of colleagues in power, Suet. Tit. 9: omnisque potestas impatiens consortis erit, Luc. 1, 93: Romuli, Suet. Tib. 1.—Poet. of that which is shared: (corpus et animus) consorti praedita vitā, Lucr. 3, 332.

Of things as subjects, of the same condition, common (poet. and rare): tecta, Verg. G. 4, 153: casus, Prop. 1, 21, 1.