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Democritus

Ὁ δ' ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ -> The unexamined life is not worth living
Plato, Apology of Socrates 38a

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Dēmō̆crĭtus: i, m., Δημόκριτος.
I A celebrated philosopher born at Abdera, an adherent of the Eleatic school, and the originator of the atomic theory, Lucr. 3, 372; Cic. Tusc. 1, 11; id. Fin. 1, 6; id. Ac. 2, 17 sq.; id. Fat. 10 et saep.; Hor. Ep. 1, 12, 12; id. A. P. 297; Juv. 10, 34 al.—
   B Derivv.
   1    Dēmŏcrĭtĭcus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Democritus: philosophi, his followers, Cic. Tusc. 1, 34 (in Cic. de Or. 1, 10, 42: Democritii, see the foll.).—
   2    Dē-mŏcrĭtēus or -īus, a, um, adj., Δημοκρίτειος, the same: Anaxarchus, Cic. N. D. 3, 33; id. Tusc. 2, 22: Nausiphanes, id. N. D. 1, 26.—Dēmŏcrĭtīi, ōrum, m., his followers, Cic. de Or. 1, 10, 42.—Hence,
   b Subst.: Dēmŏcrĭtēa, ōrum, n., the doctrines of Democritus, Cic. N. D. 1, 26, 73; id. Div. 2, 13 fin.—
II Of Sicyon, friend of Cicero, Cic. Fam. 13, 78.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

Dēmŏcrĭtus,¹² ī, m. (Δημόκριτος), Démocrite philosophe d’Abdère] : Cic. Tusc. 1, 22.

Latin > German (Georges)

Dēmocritus, ī, m. (Δημόκριτος), ein berühmter Philosoph der neuern eleatischen Schule aus Abdera, Zeitgenosse des Sokrates, Urheber der Lehre von den Atomen, im Altertum auch als unordentlicher Wirtschafter genannt, Lucr. 2, 372. Varro sat. Men. 81. Cic. Tusc. 5, 115. Hor. ep. 1, 12, 12. Arnob. 2, 9 sq.: Democritus physicus, Varro r. r. 1, 1, 8. – Dav. Dēmocritēus u. -īus, a, um (Δημοκρίτειος; Vgl. über beide Formen Ellendt Cic. de or. 1, 98 not. cr. u. bes. Kühner Cic. Tusc. 1, 82), demokritsch, Anaxarchus, ein Anhänger des Demokrit, Cic. de nat. deor. 3, 82. – subst,. a) Dēmocritīī, ōrum, m. (Δημοκρίτειοι), die Anhänger-, Schüler des Demokrit, Cic. de or. 1, 42; Tusc. 1, 82. – b) Dēmocritēa, ōrum, n., demokritische Lehren, Cic. de nat. deor. 1, 73 u.a.