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Lewis : tractabilis

tractabilis, tractābĭlis, e, adj. tracto, that may be touched, handled, or taken hold of; that may be wrought, manageable, tractable (class). Lit.: tractabile omne necesse est esse, quod natum est, Cic. Univ. 4 med.: materies, Vitr. 2, 9 fin.: tofi in opere, Plin. 36, 22, 48, § 167: Italicum genus falcium vel inter vepres, id. 18, 28, 67, § 261: folium, id. 21, 17, 68, § 108: pondus, i. e. portable, Stat. S. 5, 1, 84: est mare, confiteor, nondum tractabile nanti, Ov. H. 19, 71; cf.: non tractabile caelum, i. e. inclement, stormy, Verg. A. 4, 53: vox, tractable, flexible, Quint. 11, 3, 40.

Comp.: ulcera tractabiliora fieri, Plin. 30, 13, 39, § 117.

Trop., pliant, yielding, manageable, tractable: virtus est cum multis in rebus, tum in amicitiā tenera et tractabilis, Cic. Lael. 13, 48: nullis ille movetur Fletibus aut voces ullas tractabilis audit, Verg. A. 4, 439: impatiens animus nec adhuc tractabilis arte, Ov. R. Am. 123: mite ac tractabile ingenium, Curt. 3, 2, 17: quod te tam tractabilem video, ut, etc., Plin. Ep. 9, 24, 1.—Comp.: nihil est enim eo (filio) tractabilius, Cic. Att. 10, 11, 3: Agrippa nihilo tractabilior, Suet. Aug. 65 fin.; Plin. Ep. 5, 1, 10.—Adv.: tractābĭ-lĭter, without opposition, tractably (very rare): tractabilius, Gell. 6, 2, 8.