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balbus

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

balbus: a, um, adj. kindr. with balo; cf. Sanscr. barh, barrire, and barbarus,
I stammering, stuttering (opp. planus, speaking fluently, without impediment): balba, loqui non quit? τραυλίζει, does she (the loved one) stammer, can she not speak distinctly? (then he says) she lisps, Lucr. 4, 1164: Demosthenes cum ita balbus esset, ut ejus ipsius artis, cui studeret (sc. rhetoricae), primam litteram (sc. r) non posset dicere, perfecit meditando, ut nemo planius esse locutus putaretur, Cic. de Or. 1, 61, 260; and thus in ridicule, id. Fam. 2, 10, 1: os pueri, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 126: senectus, id. ib. 1, 20, 18; Dig. 21, 1, 10, § 5: verba, Tib. 2, 5, 94; Hor. S. 2, 3, 274: balbā de nare loqui, to speak through the nose, Pers. 1, 33.—Adv.: balbē, stammeringly, etc., Lucr. 5, 1021.—
   2    Transf., obscurely, Varr. ap. Non. p. 80, 7.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

(1) balbus,¹³ a, um, bègue, qui bégaye : Cic. Fam. 2, 10, 1 ; Hor. S. 2, 3, 274.

Latin > German (Georges)

balbus, a, um, (vgl. βαμβάλειν), stammelnd, lallend (Ggstz. planus, d.i. ohne Anstoß, geläufig sprechend), cum (Demosthenes) ita balbus esset, ut eius ipsius artis, cui studeret, primam litteram (das R) non posset dicere, perfecit meditando, ut nemo planius esse locutus putaretur, Cic.: os pueri b., Hor.: verba b., Hor.: balba de nare loqui, durch die Nase sprechen, Pers.: Plur. subst., balbī, ōrum, m., Firm. math. 4, 14, 1 Kr. u. Sk. – Balbus Beiname der Attii, Cornelii u.a.

Latin > English

balbus balba, balbum ADJ :: stammering, stuttering, lisping, suffering from a speech defect; fumbling