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exiguus, exĭgŭus, a, um, adj. exigo, II. B. 5.; cf. contiguus, from contingo; lit., weighed, exact; hence opp. to abundant, beyond measure; cf.: parvus, pusillus, minutus, scanty in measure or number, small, little, petty, short, poor, mean. Adj. (freq. and class.): exile et exiguum et vietum cor et dissimile cordis fuisse, Cic. Div. 2, 16, 37; cf.: me corporis exigui, etc., Hor. Ep. 1, 20, 24; and, mus, Verg. G. 1, 181: oratorem ex immenso campo in exiguum sane gyrum compellitis, Cic. de Or. 3, 19, 70; cf.: quoniam exiguis quibusdam finibus totum oratoris munus circumdedisti, id. ib. 1, 62, 264: finis, Hor. C. 1, 18, 10: alteram partem nimis exiguam atque angustam esse voluisti, Cic. Rab. Perd. 3, 9: litterae tuae exiguam significationem tuae erga me voluntatis habebant, id. Fam. 5, 7, 2; exigua et infirma civitas, Caes. B. G. 7, 17, 2; cf.: pars terrae, Cic. Rep. 1, 17: campi, Hor. C. 2, 9, 24: castra, Caes. B. G. 5, 49, 7: aedificia, Hirt. B. G. 8, 5, 1: locus eloquentiae, Quint. 2, 17, 28: toga, Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 13; cf.: torques, id. C. 3, 6, 12: elegi, id. A. P. 77 et saep.: numerus oratorum, Cic. de Or. 1, 4, 16; cf.: copiae amicorum, id. Quint. 1, 2: malorum particula, Juv. 13, 13: copiae, Caes. B. C. 2, 39, 3: fructus, Cic. Par. 6, 3, 49: cibus, Juv. 14, 301: animus, id. 13, 190: facultates, Caes. B. C. 1, 78, 2: census, Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 43: pulvis, id. C. 1, 28, 3: tempus, Cic. de Or. 1, 20, 92; cf.: pars unius anni, id. Rep. 6, 23: pars aestatis, Caes. B. G. 4, 20, 1: laus, Cic. Agr. 2, 2, 5: grandis aut exigua (vox), Quint. 11, 3, 15; so, vox, Suet. Ner. 20.—With gen.: abundans corporis exiguusque animi, Claud. ap. Eutr. 2, 381.—Comp.: aqua exiguior facta, Dig. 43, 11, 1, § 15; ib. 29, 5, 1, § 27; Front. Aquaed. 32: cytisum aridum si dabis, exiguius dato, Col. Arb. 28; Dig. 30, 1, 14 fin.—Sup.: pars exiguissima, Ov. H. 14, 115: legata, Plin. Ep. 7, 24, 7. Subst. exĭgŭum, i, n., a little, a trifle (post-Aug.).—With gen.: exiguum campi ante castra erat, Liv. 27, 27, 13: exiguum spatii, id. 22, 24, 8: aquae, Ov. Tr. 5, 2, 20: mellis, Plin. 28, 9, 37, § 139: temporis, id. Ep. 7, 27, 13: salutis, Sil. 4, 248: exiguum de naturae patriaeque veneno, Juv. 3, 123: exiguo (sc. tempore) post obitum ipsius, a short time after, etc., Plin. 31, 2, 3, § 7; cf.: perquam exiguum sapere, Plin. Ep. 3, 6, 1.—Plur.: res hodie minor est here quam fuit, atque eadem cras Deteret exiguis aliquid, Juv. 3, 23 sq.

exĭgŭus, i, m., a poor man: exiguo conceditur misericordia, Vulg. Sap. 6, 7.

Adv., shortly, briefly; slightly, scantily, sparingly. Form exĭgŭe (class.): hoc quidem est nimis exigue et exiliter ad calculos revocare amicitiam, too narrowly, Cic. Lael. 16, 58: exigue sumptum praebent (parentes), Ter. Heaut. 1, 2, 33; cf.: ratione inita frumentum se exigue dierum XXX. habere, hardly, Caes. B. G. 7, 71, 4: celeriter exigueque dicere, slightly, briefly, Cic. de Or. 3, 36, 144; cf.: epistola exigue scripta, id. Att. 11, 16, 1: exigue atque frigide laudari, Gell. 19, 3, 1: Vergilius hunc Homeri versum exigue secutus est, to a slight degree, i. e. not closely, id. 9, 9, 16.

Form exĭgŭum (post-Aug.): dormire, Plin. 10, 77, 97, § 209: sapere, Plin. Ep. 3, 6, 1: tument vela, Luc. 5, 431.—* Form exĭgŭo: tangere aliquid, Scrib. Comp. 240.