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anguis

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Plutarch, Moralia 241

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

anguis: (dissyl.), is (rare form an-guen, like sanguen for sanguis, Jul. Val. Rer. Gest. Alex. M. 1, 29 Mai.—
I Abl. angue; but angui, Enn. ap. Cic. Ac. 2, 28, or Trag. v. 51 Vahl.; Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 30; Ov. M. 4, 483 MS.; cf. Prisc. p. 766 P.; in Cic. Div. 2, 31, 66, suspected by Schneid. Gram. II. 227, on account of angue just before; angue also, Enn. ap. Acron. ad Hor. C. 3, 11, 18, or Trag. v. 441 Vahl.; Varr. Atac. ap. Charis. p. 70; Cic. Div. 2, 30, 65; Prop. 4, 4, 40; Ov. H. 9, 94; id. Am. 3, 6, 14; id. M. 10, 349; 15, 390; Sen. Herc. Fur. 793; Stat. Th. 4, 85; cf. Neue, Formenl. I. p. 218), m. and f.; cf. Charis. p. 70 P.; Rudd. I. p. 25; Neue, Formenl. I. p. 612 [cf. ἔγχελυς; Lith. angis; old Germ. unc = adder; ἔχις; ἔχιδνα = adder; Sanscr. ahis; Germ. Aal = Engl. eel. Curtius, a serpent, a snake (syn.: serpens, coluber, draco).
I Lit.: angues jugati, Naev. ap. Non. p. 191, 18; Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 56: emissio feminae anguis ... maris anguis, Cic. Div. 2, 29: vertatur Cadmus in anguem, Hor. A. P. 187 al.—As fem.: caerulea, Enn. ap. Cic. Ac. 2, 28: angues volucres vento invectae, Cic. N. D. 1, 36: torta, Varr. Atac. ap. Non. p. 191, 22; Tac. A. 11, 11 al.—Masc.: domi vectem circumjectus, Cic. Div. 2, 28: ater, Prop. 3, 5, 40: tortus, Ov. M. 4, 483, and id. Ib. 4, 79; Stat. Th. 4, 485.—Sometimes serpent, snake, as a hateful, odious object: odisse aliquem aeque atque angues, Plaut. Merc. 4, 4, 21: cane pejus et angui, Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 30.—
II Transf.
   A In fable, an emblem.
   1    Of terror; hence the snaky head of Medusa, Ov. M. 4, 803.—
   2    Of rage; hence the serpent-girdle of Tisiphone, Ov. M. 4, 483 and 511; her hair of snakes, Tib. 1, 3, 69; Prop. 3, 5, 40.—
   3    Of art and wisdom; hence the serpent-team of Medea, Ov. M. 7, 223, and of the inventive Ceres, id. ib. 5, 642; cf. Voss, Mythol. Br. 2, 55.—
   B As a constellation.
   1    = draco, the Dragon, between the Great and the Little Bear, Hyg. Astr. 2, 3; 3, 2: flexu sinuoso elabitur Anguis, Verg. G. 1, 244: neu te tortum declinet ad Anguem, Ov. M. 2, 138.—
   2    = hydra, the Hydra, water-serpent, which extends over the constellations Cancer, Leo, and Virgo, carries on its back the Crater, and on its tail the Corvus, Ov. F. 2, 243; Manil. 1, 422; cf. Hyg. Astr. 3, 39.—
   3    The Serpent, which Anguitenens (Ὀφιοῦχος) carries in his hand, Ov. M. 8, 182.—
   C Prov.: Latet anguis in herbā, there's a snake in the grass, of some concealed danger, Verg. E. 3, 93.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

anguis,¹⁰ is, m.,
1 serpent, couleuvre : Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 124 ; femina anguis Cic. Div. 2, 62, femelle
2 constellation : [le Dragon] Virg. G. 1, 244 ; [l’Hydre] Vitr. Arch. 9, 5, 2 ; [le Serpentaire] Cic. Nat. 2, 109 ; Ov. M. 8, 182.
     qqf. f., Cic. Nat. 1, 101 ; Non. 191 ; Char. 90, 13 || abl. ordinaire angue, Cic. Div. 2, 65, etc. ; qqf. angui, Cic. Div. 2, 66 ; Prisc. Gramm. 7, 68.

Latin > German (Georges)

anguis, is, c. (litauisch angis; vgl. ahd. unc), I) die Schlange jeder Gattung (sofern sie sich herumschlingt u. würgt), bes. aber die große, furchtbare, iubatus, Naev. fr., Plaut. u. Liv.: immanis, Liv.: squameus, Verg.: volucres angues, Cic.: anguis ex columna lignea elapsus, Liv.: anguis in impluvium decidit de tegulis, Ter.: factum est, ut ab infima ara subito anguis emergeret, Cic. – Sprichw., als Bild des Gefahrdrohenden, frigidus latet anguis in herba, Verg. ecl. 3, 93. – u. des Widrigen u. Verhaßten, alqm odisse aeque atque angues, Plaut. merc. 761: cane peius et angue vitare, d.i. auf das sorgfältigste, Hor. ep. 1, 17, 30. – II) übtr., als Sternbild: 1) = Draco, der Drache, zwischen beiden Bären am nördl. Himmel, Verg. georg. 1, 205 u. 244. Ov. met. 2, 138. – 2) gew. = Hydra, die Wasserschlange, Hyder, Vitr. 9, 5 (7), 2. Manil. 1, 422. – 3) die Schlange, die der Schlangenträger ( Ὀφιοῦχος, Anguitenens) in der Hand trägt, selbst von ihr umschlungen, Cic. Arat. 86; de nat. deor. 2, 109. Ov. met. 8, 182. – / Seltene Form anguen, inis, n., Iul. Val. 1, 29 (32, wo Plur. anguina). – Der Abl. gew. angue, selten (doch auch b. Cic.) angui, s. Neue-Wagener Formenl.3 Bd. 1. S. 336. – Das gramm. Geschlecht häufiger masc. als fem., s. Neue-Wagener Formenl.3 Bd. 1. S. 918 u. 919.

Latin > English

anguis anguis N C :: snake, serpent; dragon; (constellations) Draco, Serpens, Hydra