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Lewis : probus

probus, prŏbus, a, um, adj. Sanscr. prabhus, prominent, strong, from pra (v. pro) and bhu = fio, good, proper, serviceable, excellent, superior, able; esp. in a moral point of view, upright, honest, honorable, excellent, virtuous, etc. (class.). Of persons: frugi et probum esse, Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 53: probum patrem esse oportet, qui gnatum suom esse probiorem, quam ipsus fuerit, postulat, id. Ps. 1, 5, 23: cantores probos, skilful, excellent, fine, id. ib. 3, 132: faber, id. Poen. 4, 2, 93: architectus, id. Mil. 3, 3, 40: artifex, Ter. Phorm. 2, 1, 29: lena, Plaut. Truc. 2, 1, 14: amator, id. ib. 20: ad aliquam rem, fit, id. Poen. 3, 3, 67.

In partic., well-behaved, well-conducted: quam cives vero rumificant probam, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 46: proba et modesta (mulier), Ter. Ad. 5, 8, 7.

Of things abstr. and concr.: affer huc duas clavas, sed probas, Plaut. Rud. 3, 5, 20: argentum, id. Pers. 4, 3, 57: nummi, id. ib. 3, 3, 33: materies, id. Poen. 4, 2, 93: occasio, id. Cas. 5, 4, 2: navigium, Cic. Ac. 2, 31, 100: res, id. Or. 51, 170: ager, Col. Arbor. 3, 6: sapor, id. ib. 3, 7?? color, id. ib. 8, 2.—Prov.: proba merx facile emtorem reperit, the best goods sell themselves, Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 129; cf.: probae fruges suāpte naturā enitent, Acc. ap. Cic. Tusc. 2, 5, 13.—As subst.: prŏbus, i, a good, worthy, upright man: poëta peccat, cum probi orationem adfingit improbo stultove sapienti, Cic. Or. 22, 74.—Adv., in two forms. Form prŏbē, rightly, well, properly, fitly, opportunely, excellently (class.): milites armati atque animati probe, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 9, 18: aedes factae probe, id. Most. 1, 2, 19?? probe lepideque concinnatus, id. Men. 3, 2, 1: usque adhuc actum est probe, id. Mil. 2, 6, 107: probe curare aliquid, id. Rud. 2, 3, 50: satis scite et probe, id. Trin. 3, 3, 56: narras, Ter. And. 5, 6, 6: intellegere, id. Eun. 4, 6, 30: Antipater, quem tu probe meministi, Cic. de Or. 3, 50, 194: de aquaeductu probe fecisti, id. Att. 13, 6, 1: scire, id. Fam. 2, 12, 2: exercitus satis probe ornatus auxiliis, id. ib. 2, 10, 2: illud probe judicas, id. Att. 7, 3, 3: de Servio probe dicis, id. Brut. 41, 151; id. Off. 1, 19, 62: scire, id. Brut. 2, 12; Liv. 22, 15.

Transf., in gen., well, fitly, thoroughly, very, very much, greatly, finely, capitally, bravely (syn.: plane, omnino, sine dubio): appotus probe, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 126: percutere aliquem, id. ib. 1, 1, v. 162: decipere, id. ib. 1, 1, v. 268: errare, id. ib. 3, 3, 20: vide, ut sit acutus culter probe, id. Mil. 5, 4: tui similis est probe, Ter. Heaut. 5, 3, 18: perdocta est probe, id. ib. 2, 3, 120. —In responses, as a token of applause, well done! good! bravo! unde agis te? Ca. Unde homo ebrius. Philo. Probe, Plaut. Most. 1, 4, 28: miles concubinam intro abiit oratum suam, ab se ut abeat. Acr Eu, probe! id. Mil. 4, 4, 9: probissime, very well, Ter. Ad. 3, 3, 65; id. Eun. 4, 7, 3.

Form prŏbĭter, well, fitly, capitally (ante-class.), Varr. ap. Non. 510, 29; cf. Prisc. p. 1010.