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adminiculum

Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

admĭnĭcŭlum: i, n. ad-manus, prop.,
I that on which the hand may rest, then in gen., a prop, stay, support.
I Lit.
   A Orig. in the language of vine-dressers, the stake or pole to which the vine clings, and by which it is supported: vites claviculis adminicula, tamquam manibus apprehendunt, atque ita se erigunt, ut animantes, Cic. N. D. 2, 47: adminiculorum ordines, capitum jugatio, id. Sen. 15; so Plin. 17, 24, 36, § 215; cf. Drak. Liv. 6, 1, 4.— Hence,
   B In gen., of any prop, stay, or support, assistance: adminicula hominum, i. e. oxen, implements of agriculture, etc., Varr. R. R. 1, 17; Liv. 21, 36: motam (Junonem) sede sua parvi molimenti adminiculis, id. 5, 22: adminicula gubernandi addidit Tiphys, means of steering, the rudder, Plin. 7, 56, 57, § 209; cf. id. 11, 37, 61, § 162. —
II Trop., support, aid, auxiliary, assistant (class.): ad legionem cum itant, adminiculum eis danunt aliquem cognatum, an assistant, Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 48: hanc igitur partem relictam explebimus, nullis adminiculis, sed, ut dicitur, Marte nostro, Cic. Off. 3, 7: natura solitarium nihil amat, semperque ad aliquod tamquam adminiculum adnititur, id. Lael. 23 fin.: quo primo adminiculo erecta erat (urbs), eodem innisa M. Furio principe stetit, Liv. 6, 1: id senectuti suae adminiculum fore, id. 10, 22: egere adminiculis, ut in commune consulat, Tac. A. 12, 5; so, in militia aut via fessus adminiculum oro, id. ib. 14, 54: nullius externi indigens adminiculi, Amm. 24, 8; 21, 12; 14, 6: Quibus debetis esse adminiculo, Vulg. Esth. 16, 20.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

admĭnĭcŭlum,¹² ī, n. (ad, mineo), étai, échalas : Cic. Nat. 2, 120 ; CM 53 || toute espèce d’appui : Liv. 21, 36, 7 ; Curt. 7, 3, 17 ; Tac. Ann. 14, 54 || [fig.] aide, appui, secours : Cic. Læl. 88 ; Off. 3, 34 ; Liv. 6, 1, 4 ; 10, 22, 2 ; Sen. Ep. 59, 6, etc.

Latin > German (Georges)

adminiculum, ī, n. (ad u. *mineo, wov. immineo u. promineo), eine nach obenhin geführte Stütze, I) eig.: a) als t.t. des Landbaues, die Stütze für die rankenden Reben, der Pfahl, Cic., Plin. u.a. – b) jede Art von Stütze, Handhabe, Hilfsmittel (zum Fortbewegen usw.), Werkzeug, corporis, Curt.: gubernandi, Plin.: parvi molimenti adminicula, Liv.: ipsis adminiculis prolapsis, Liv.: u. im Bilde, suis viribus sine adminiculo progredi, Quint.: ad aliquod tamquam adminiculum anniti, Cic.: eodem adminiculo inniti, Liv.: unus ex tribus liberis superest domumque pluribus adminiculis paulo ante fundatam fulcit ac sustinet, Plin. ep. – II) übtr., die Stütze, Beihilfe, der Beistand, adminiculum iis dare aliquem cognatum, Plaut.: hanc igitur partem relictam explebimus, nullis adminiculis, sed ut dicitur, Marte nostro, Liv.: id senectuti suae adminiculum fore, Liv.: orare adminiculum, Tac.: egere adminiculis, Tac.

Latin > English

adminiculum adminiculi N N :: prop (vines), pole, stake; support, stay, bulwark; means, aid, tool; auxiliary