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Τὸ νικᾶν αὐτὸν αὑτὸν πασῶν νικῶν πρώτη τε καὶ ἀρίστη -> The first and best victory is to conquer self.
Plato, Laws 626e

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

căchinnus: i, m. id.,
I a loud laugh, immoderate laughter, a laugh in derision, a jeering.
I Lit. (class in prose and poetry; also in plur.): tum dulces esse cachinni consuerant, Lucr. 5, 1396; so id. 5, 1402: in quo Alcibiades cachinnum dicitur sustulisse, to have set up a loud laugh, Cic. Fat. 5, 10; Suet. Aug. 98: tollere, Hor. A. P. 113: cachinnos irridentium commovere, Cic. Brut. 60, 216: res digna tuo cachinno, Cat. 56, 2; 31, 14; 13, 5: securus, Col. 10, 280: perversus, Ov. A. A. 3, 287: major, Juv. 3, 100; 11, 2: rigidus, id. 10, 31: temulus, Pers. 3, 87: effusus in cachinnos, Suet. Calig. 32: cachinnum edere, id. ib. 57: cachinnos revocare, id. Claud. 41.—*
II Poet., of the sea (cf. 1, cachinno, II.), a plashing, rippling, roaring: leni resonant plangore cachinni, Cat. 64, 273 (cf. Aesch. Prom. 90' ποντίων τε κυμάτων ὐνήριθμον γέλασμα).

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

căchinnus,¹² ī, m. (cf. καχάζειν), rire bruyant, éclat de rire : cachinnum alicujus commovere Cic. Br. 219, faire rire qqn aux éclats, exciter un rire fou ; tollere Cic. Fato 5 ; edere Suet. Cal. 57 ; effundi in cachinnos Suet. Cal. 32, rire aux éclats || [poét.] murmure, mugissement des flots : Catul. 64, 273.

Latin > German (Georges)

cachinnus, ī, m. = καγχασμός, die helle, laute Lache, das schallende, gellende, rohe Gelächter, tum ioca, tum sermo, tum dulces esse cachinni consuerant, Lucr.: cachinnos irridentium commovere, Cic.: cachinnum tollere, Cic., od. edere, Suet.: laetissimum cachinnum extollere, Apul.: effundi in cachinnos, Suet., od. in clarum cachinnum, Apul.: rideri ingenti cachinno, Lampr.: tantus et tam liberalis cachinnus cunctos invaserat, ut etc., Apul.: gaudium in risu, non cachinnum intellegeres, Hier. ep. 60, 10. – poet. übtr., leni resonant plangore cachinni (undarum), das laute Geplätscher (γέλασμα κυμάτων), Catull. 64, 273 (vgl. cachinno a. E.). – / L. Müller schreibt Lucil. sat. 26, 62 cacīnus (Lachmann cachinnus).

Latin > English

cachinnus cachinni N M :: loud/excessive/boisterous/derisive laugh, guffaw; jeer; (applied to waves)