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captus

Γηράσκω δ᾽ αἰεὶ πολλὰ διδασκόμενος -> I grow old always learning many things
Solon the Athenian

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

captus: a, um, Part., from capio.
captus: ūs, m. capio.
I A taking, seizing; that which is taken or grasped (so post-Aug. and rare): flos (ederae) trium digitorum captu, i. e. as much as one can grasp with three fingers, a pinch, Plin. 24, 10, 47, § 79: piscium vel avium vel missilium, a draught, Dig. 18, 1, 8, § 1: bonorum, Val. Max. 3, 3, ext. 7.—
II (Acc. to capio, II. B. 4.) Power of comprehension, capacity, notion (this is the usu. class. signif. in the phrase ut est captus alicujus, according to one's capacity or notion): hic Geta, ut captus est servorum, non malus Neque iners, Ter. Ad. 3, 4, 34 (ut se habet condicio servorum, Don.); so Afran. ap. Don. ib.: civitas ampla atque florens, ut est captus Germanorum, according to German notions (ς γε κατὰ Γερμανούς, Metaphr.), Caes. B. G. 4, 3: Graeci homines non satis animosi, prudentes, ut est captus hominum, satis, for this people's capacity, Cic. Tusc. 2, 27, 65.—With pro or supra (post-class.): pro captu, Gell. 1, 9, 3; App. Mag. p. 277; Cod. Th. 6, 4, 21, § 5: SVPRA CAPTVM, Inscr. Grut. 1120, 7. —
   B Of physical power (very rare): iracundissimae ac pro corporis captu pugnacissimae sunt apes, in proportion to or in view of their bodily size, Sen. Clem. 1, 19, 2.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

(1) captus, a, um, part. de capio.
(2) captŭs,¹⁵ ūs, m.,
1 faculté de prendre ; capacité [phys. ou mor.] : pro corporis captu Sen. Clem. 1, 19, 3, eu égard à la qualité physique ; ut est captus Germanorum Cæs. G. 4, 3, 3, suivant les capacités des Germains, autant que cela est possible chez des Germains, cf. Cic. Tusc. 2, 65 ; pro æstimato captu sollertiæ Gell. 1, 9, 3, d’après l’estimation de leur capacité intellectuelle (de la portée de leur intelligence)
2 action de prendre, prise, acquisition : Val. Max. 3, 3, 7 ; Plin. 24, 79.

Latin > German (Georges)

captus, ūs, m. (capio), I) das Fassen, Greifen, Ergreifen, meton.: a) der Griff, trium digitorum, soviel, als man mit drei Fingern nimmt, eine Prise, Plin. 24, 79. – b) insbes., der Fang, captus piscium vel avium emitur, Pomp. dig. 18, 1, 8. § 1. – II) übtr.: a) der Umfang, iracundissimae ac pro corporis captu pugnacissimae sunt apes, im Verhältnis zum Umfang ihres K., Sen. de clem. 1, 19, 2. – b) die Erwerbung, der Erwerb, in captu bonorum suorum tibi ipsi pondus examinandum relinquit, es bleibt jedem überlassen, in welchem Maße er sich ihrer (der Tugend) Güter teilhaftig machen will, Val. Max. 3, 3. ext. 7. – c) die Fassungskraft, geistige Fähigkeit = Begabung, Bildungsstand, ut (uti) captus est servorum, Afran, fr. u. Ter.: ut est captus hominum, Cic., Germanorum, Caes.: ut captus noster est, Gell.: pro captu mediocritatis meae, Vell. 2, 104, 3: pro virium captu, Amm. Marc. 15, 1, 1: pro captu lectoris habent sua fata libelli, Ter. Maur. 1286: u. so pro aestimato captu sollertiae, Gell.: supra sexus sui captum et aetatem prudens, Corp. inscr. Lat. 10, 290*.

Latin > English

captus capta, captum ADJ :: captured, captive
captus captus captus N M :: capacity/ability/potentiality; comprehension; action/result of taking/grasping