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circiter

Μολὼν λαβέ -> Come and take them
Plutarch, Apophthegmata Laconica 225C12

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

circĭter: adv. and prep. circus.
I Adv.
   A Of place, round about, on every side: lapidem fuisse quadratum circiter (i. e. cubical) in mediā arcā vinctum candelis quaquaversum, Cass. Hem. ap. Plin. 13, 13, 27, § 85 (cf. the passage cited under circum, I. A. 1., from Varr. R. R. 3, 10, 3).—
   B Of time, designating nearness to a fixed point, about, near (cf. ante, post): illic noster est fortasse circiter triennium, Plaut. Mil. 2, 3, 79: circiter duobus mensibus, Varr. R. R. 3, 10, 6: diebus circiter quindecim ad fines Belgarum pervenit, Caes. B. G. 2, 2: horā diei circiter quartā, id. ib. 4, 23: circiter horā decimā noctis, Sulp. ap. Cic. Fam. 4, 12, 1: circiter luminibus accensis Uticam pervenit, Auct. B. Afr. 89 fin.—
   C Of number, about, near, not far from: circiter quingentae species, Varr. L. L. 6, 5, 61: circiter CCXX. naves eorum paratissimae, Caes. B. G. 3, 14: circiter milia hominum CXXX. superfuerunt, id. ib. 1, 26; 1, 27; 1, 31: circiter pars quarta, Sall. C. 56, 3: mons suberat circiter mille passuum, Caes. B. G. 1, 25: circiter duūm milium intervallo, Sall. J. 106, 5: circiter parte tertiā (armorum) celatā et in oppido retentā, etc., Caes. B. G. 2, 32 fin.; 1, 25: ita dies circiter quindecim iter fecerunt, id. ib. 1, 15: hic locus ab hoste circiter passus sexcentos aberat, id. ib. 1, 49: ad flumen Rhenum milia passuum ex eo loco circiter quinque pervenerunt, id. ib. 1, 53: cum decem circiter milia ab hoste abessent, Liv. 28, 1, 7.—
II Prep. with acc. (orig. an adv. with acc. of time or of space traversed; cf. Hand, Turs. II. p. 71 sq.).
   A Of place (very rare): nisi, ut opinor, Loca haec circiter excidit mihi (cista), Plaut, Cist. 4, 2, 8.—
   B Transf., of time, about, near: redito huc circiter meridiem, Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 52 Ritschl: circiter meridiem exercitum in castra deduxit, Caes. B. G. 1, 50: nos circiter Kalendas in Formiano erimus, Cic. Att. 2, 4, 6: circiter Idus Novembrīs in Italiā speramus fore, id. Fam. 14, 5, 2: circiter Idus Maias, id. Att. 2, 17, 1: noctem, Auct. B. Afr. 89: mensem, Varr. R. R. 3, 8, 3; 2, 11, 7; Kalendas Junias, Sall. C. 17, 1: octavam circiter horam, Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 47.!*? Circiter very rarely follows its case; v. Plaut. Cist. II. A. supra.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

circĭtĕr,⁹
1 adv., a) à l’entour : lapis circiter quadratus Hemin. d. Plin. 13, 85, pierre cubique [carrée en tous sens]; b) environ, à peu près : circiter pars quarta Sall. C. 56, 3, à peu près le quart, cf. Cic. Att. 6, 3, 5 ; Rep. 2, 60 ; Cæs. G. 1, 49, etc.
2 prép. av. acc., a) dans le voisinage de : circiter hæc loca Pl. Cist. 677, dans le voisinage ; b) vers, environ, à peu près : circiter meridiem Cæs. G. 1, 50, 2, autour de midi ; circiter messem hordaceam Varro R. 2, 11, vers le temps où on moissonne l’orge, cf. Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 148 ; Att. 2, 4, 6.

Latin > German (Georges)

circiter, Adv. (v. circus, woher auch circum), I) v. Orte: 1) rings umher, auf jeder Seite, lapis quadratus c. (würfelförmiger), Cass. Hemina b. Plin. 13, 85. – 2) in der Nähe, als Präpos., ubi (cistella) sit nescio, nisi ea, ut opinor, loca circiter excidit haec mi, hier in der Nähe, Plaut. cist. 677. – II) übtr.: A) v. der Zeit, die Nähe bei einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt bezeichnend = um, ungefähr, α) adv. beim Abl., c. meridie, Plaut.: c. duobus mensibus, Varr.: mediā c. nocte, Caes.: quartā vigiliā c., Caes. – β) als Präpos. m. Acc., c. meridiem, Caes.: c. Kalendas, Cic.: c. Idus Novembres, Cic.: c. hordeaceam messem, Varr. – B) v. der Zahl, ungefähr, c. quingentae species, Varr. LL.: c. CCXX naves eorum paratissimae, Caes.: c. parte tertiā celatā, Caes.: c. passus sescentos, Caes.

Latin > English

circiter ADV :: nearly, not far from, almost, approximately, around, about
circiter circiter PREP ACC :: about, around, near (space/time/numeral); towards