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Lewis : inermis

inermis, ĭnermis, e, and in-ermus, a, um (v. Neue, Formenl. 2, p. 88), adj. 2. in-arma, unarmed, without weapons, defenceless. Form inermis. Lit.: si spoliatum, inermem recepisset Antonium, Cic. Fam. 12, 10, 3: inermibus vim facere (opp. arma. tis), id. Caecin. 22, 63; cf. ib. 12; 61, 60 sq.: milites, Caes. B. G. 3, 29: manus peditum inermium, Brut. ap. Cic. Fam. 11, 10, 3: praedas ex agro inermi ac nudo praesidiis agens, Liv. 29, 4, 7; cf. Plin. 5, 9, 10, § 51: frater tendebat inermes infelix palmas, Verg. A. 10, 595; 11, 414; 674: inermia frustra bracchia tendens, Ov. M. 5, 175.

Transf.: legati, without an army, Tac. H. 2, 81; cf. id. ib. 1, 11; 3, 5: gingiva, toothless, Juv. 10, 200: virus, weak, Prud. Cath. 3, 154.

Trop.: carmen, i. e. that wounds no one, harmless, Ov. Ib. 2; cf. Prop. 4, 6, 32: in altera philosophiae parte inermis ac nudus est, unprepared, not well versed, Cic. Fin. 1, 7, 22: omnia tractanda putabat inermi justitia, Juv. 4, 80.

Form inermus: cum paucis inermis (al. inermibus), Cic. Fam. 11, 12, 1: magna multitudo sed inermorum, Lepid. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 34, 1: ab inermis pedibus, Sall. J. 107, 1 (in other passages of Sall. the read. is dub.; cf. Kritz, J. 113, 6; Fabri, ib. 94, 2).