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architectus

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Plutarch, Moralia 241

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

archĭtectus: i, m., = ἀρχιτέκτων (the usual form, while † archĭtecton, ŏnis, is rare).
I Form architectus.
   A A master-builder, architect: fabri architectique, Plaut. Mil. 3, 3, 45: Philo architectus, Cic. de Or. 1, 14, 62; so id. Fam. 9, 2; Vitr. 1, 1; Plin. 34, 14, 42, § 148; Vulg. Eccli. 38, 28; ib. Isa. 3, 3; ib. 2 Macc. 2, 30: ut sapiens architectus, ib. 1 Cor. 3, 10 al.—
   B Trop., an inventor, deviser, contriver, author, maker: bene factis Juppiter architectus, Plaut. Am. prol. 45 ( = auctor atque opifex, Lambin.): inventor veritatis et quasi architectus beatae vitae Epicurus, Cic. Fin. 1, 10, 32 (cf. id. ib. 2, 16, 52: architectari voluptates): princeps atque architectus sceleris, id. Clu. 22: Stoici architecti paene verborum, id. Brut. 31, 118.—Hence, archĭtecta, ae, f., a female architect: natura architecta vis, Plin. 10, 71, 91, § 196.—
II Form architecton.
   A A master-builder, architect, etc.: nam sibi laudavisse hasce ait architectonem, Nescio quem, esse aedificatas has sane bene, Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 73; Sen. Ep. 90; Sol. 32 fin.—
   B Trop., a master in cunning, a crafty man: me quoque dolis jam superat architectonem, Plaut. Poen. 5, 2, 150.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

archĭtectus,¹² ī, m. (ἀρχιτέκτων), architecte : Cic. de Or. 1, 62 || inventeur, auteur, artisan : Cic. Clu. 60 ; Fin. 1, 32.

Latin > German (Georges)

architectus (in Inschr. arcitectus), ī, m. (= ἀρχιτέκτων), I) der Baumeister im höhern Sinne, der Baukünstler, Cyrus arch., Cic.: arch. Apollodorus, Spart.: architecti operum, Cic.: asciti sunt fabri architectique haud imperiti, Plaut.: servus arcitectus, Corp. inscr. Lat. 6, 8726: architectus magister, Lehrer der Architektur, Edict. Diocl. 7, 74. – II) übtr., der Begründer, Urheber, Schöpfer, Anstifter, Erfinder, Erfinder und Leiter (gew. mit quasi, tamquam, paene), huius legis, Cic.: arch. paene verborum, Cic.: inventor veritatis et quasi arch. beatae vitae, Cic.: omnium arch. et machinator, Cic.: princeps atque arch. sceleris, Cic.: hic noster architectus est, Plaut.

Latin > English

architectus architecti N M :: architect, master-builder; inventor, designer, maker, author, deviser