Close Window

Lewis : largus

largus, largus, a, um, adj. perh. for lasgus; Sanscr. root lash, desire; Gr. λᾶ - in λιλαίομαι, λῆμα ; cf. Lat. lascivus, abundant, copious, plentiful, large, much. In gen. (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose): pabula, abundant, Lucr. 5, 869: haustus, id. 1, 412: semen, id. 4, 1238: imbres, id. 1, 282; cf.: undae fluminis, id. 1, 1031: lux, id. 2, 806; cf.: (sol) cum terras larga luce compleverit, Cic. N. D. 2, 19, 49: odores, Ov. M. 4, 758: aër, Lucr. 4, 894—Comp.: largior ignis, Hor. S. 1, 8, 44: largiore vino usus, Liv. 40, 14: largiora stipendia, Tac. A. 1, 31: nec potentem amicum Largiora flagito, Hor. C. 2, 18, 13.—Sup.: munus largissimum edere, Suet. Tit. 7 fin.: vena largissima ferri, Plin. 34, 14, 43, § 149.

With gen., abounding in any thing: largus lacrumarum, Plaut. As. 3, 1, 30: opum, Verg. A. 11, 338: fons largus aquae, Luc. 9, 608: comae, Sil. 7, 601: rapinae, id. 8, 250.

With abl.: audin' hunc, opera ut largus est nocturna? Plaut. As. 3, 3, 8: folia larga suco, Plin. 25, 13, 102, § 161.

In partic., giving abundantly or much, bountiful, profuse, liberal: justus, injustus: malignus, largus, Plaut. Bacch. 3, 2, 17: duo sunt genera largorum, quorum alteri prodigi, alteri liberales, Cic. Off. 2, 16, 55: largissimus esse, id. Verr. 2, 3, 50, § 118: largus et exundans ingenii fons, Juv. 10, 119: largus animo, of a generous disposition, Tac. H. 2, 59: promissis, liberal in promises, Tac. H. 3, 58: natura, Juv. 10, 301.—Comp.: Quid ego concesso pedibus, linguā largior? Plaut. As. 2, 2, 24. —Poet.: largus animae, prodigal of life, Stat. Th. 3, 603.—With inf.: spes donare novas largus, Hor. C. 4, 12, 19.—Hence, adv. in three forms. largē (class.), abundantly, plentifully, bountifully, liberally: large blandus, Plaut. Aul. 2, 2, 19: large dare, Cic. Mur. 4, 10: large effuseque donare, id. Rosc. Am. 8, 23: large et copiose aliquid comparare, id. N. D. 2, 47, 121: munifice et large dari, id. ib. 3, 27, 69: large atque honorifice promittere, Q. Cic. Petit. Cons. 11, 44: large liberaliterque aestimare, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 88, § 204: ministrare libertatem alicui, id. Rep. 1, 43, 66: senatus consultum large factum, Tac. A. 6, 15: large florescens, Plin. 21, 10, 31, § 56: large frequentantibus (locum), in great numbers, id. 5, 17, 15, § 73: large amplecti, widely, id. 2, 11, 8, § 50; 17, 19, 30, § 137.—Comp.: dare largius, Ter. Eun. 5, 9, 48: ne potum largius aequo Rideat, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 215.—Sup.: copia quam largissime facta, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 61, § 158 Zumpt N. cr. (Klotz, largissima), Plin. 7, 50, 51, § 167.

largĭter, largely, in abundance, plentifully, much; greatly, far (rare in class. prose; not used by Cic.), Plaut. Truc. 5, 11: peccavisti largiter, id. Most. 2, 2, 9; cf. id. Ep. 3, 4, 49: apud finitimas civitates largiter posse, to have great weight or influence, Caes. B. G. 1, 18: distare, Lucr. 6, 1112: auferre, id. 6, 622; Hor. S. 1, 4, 132: discrepare, Vitr. 6, 1, 8: largius a prisca consuetudine movere, Varr. L. L. 10, p. 583.

Substantively, with gen. (anteand post-class.): credo, illic inesse auri et argenti largiter, Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 144; cf.: largiter mercedis indipiscar, id. ib. 5, 2, 28. —* largĭtus, copiously: quid lacrimas largitus? Afran. ap. Non. 514, 31 (Com. Fragm. v. 212 Rib.).