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delectus

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Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

dēlectus: a, um, Part., from 1. deligo.
dēlectus: or dīlectus (so often in best MSS., and adopted by Halm in Quint. and Cic., Weissenb. in Liv., Dietsch in Sall., and by Brambach, etc.; but Bait. and Kay. in Cic., Dinter and Nipperdey in Caes., delectus), ūs, m. 1. deligo,
I a choosing or picking out, a selecting; a selection, choice, distinction (freq. and class.).
I In gen.: utrimque tibi nunc dilectum para, Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 157: mihi quidem etiam lautius videtur, quod eligitur, et ad quod delectus adhibetur, Cic. Fin. 5, 30, 90: earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut, etc. (shortly before: cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio), id. ib. 1, 10, 33: in hoc verborum genere propriorum delectus est quidam habendus, id. de Or. 3, 37, 150; so, verborum, Caes. ap. Cic. Brut. 72, 253; Quint. 12, 9, 6; cf.: rerum verborumque agendus, id. 10, 3, 5: verbis delectum adhibere, Tac. Or. 22: cujus (εὐφωνίας) in eo dilectus est, ut, etc., Quint. 1, 5, 4: judicum, Cic. Phil. 5, 5, 13: omnium rerum delectum atque discrimen pecunia sustulisset, id. Verr. 2, 2, 50; so with discrimen, id. Fin. 4, 25, 69: magnus hominum et dignitatum, id. Rep. 1, 34: dignitatis, id. Clu. 46; id. Off. 1, 14, 45: acceptorum beneficiorum sunt delectus habendi, id. ib. 1, 15, 49: non delectu aliquo aut sapientia ducitur ad judicandum, id. Planc. 4: sine ullo delectu, sine populi Rom. notione, sine judicio senatus, id. Agr. 2, 21 fin.; cf. Ov. M. 10, 325; and on the contrary, cum delectu, making a selection, Plin. 7, 53, 54, § 180; Plin. Ep. 2, 13, 18.—
II <usg type="dom" opt="n">Milit. t. t., a levy, a recruiting: per legatos delectum habere, Caes. B. G. 6, 1; so, delectum habere, a standing phrase for recruiting, id. ib. 7, 1; id. B. C. 1, 2; 1, 6; Cic. Phil. 5, 12; Sall. C. 36, 3; Liv. 2, 28; Tac. A. 13, 35 al.; cf. the postAug. agere, Quint. 12, 3, 5; Plin. 7, 29, 30, § 107; Tac. H. 2, 16; Suet. Calig. 43 al.: conficere, Liv. 25, 5: quas (legiones) ex novo delectu confecerat, Caes. B. C. 1, 25: exercitus superbissimo delectu collectus, Cic. Prov. Cons. 2 fin.: provincialis, made in the province, provincial, id. Fam. 15, 1 fin.: in bella, Plin. 6, 19, 22, § 66.—
   B Meton. (abstr. pro concreto), the men levied, a levy: e Britannico delectu octo milia sibi adjunxit, Tac. H. 2, 57.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

(1) dēlēctus, a, um, part. p. de deligo 2.
(2) dēlēctŭs¹⁴ ou dīlēctus, ūs, m.,
1 discernement, choix, triage : Pl. Ps. 391 ; Virg. G. 3, 72 ; sine delectu Cic. Agr. 2, 57, sans choix, au hasard ; judicum Cic. Phil. 5, 13, choix des juges ; acceptorum beneficiorum sunt dilectus habendi Cic. Off. 1, 49, il faut discerner entre les bienfaits reçus, cf. 1, 45 ; 3, 46 ; 3, 71
2 levée de troupes : delectum habere Cic. Fam. 15, 1, 5, lever des troupes, recruter des soldats ( Cæs. G. 6, 1, etc. )
3 troupes levées, recrues : Tac. H. 2, 57.

Latin > German (Georges)

dēlēctus u. dīlēctus, ūs, m. (deligere), die Auswahl, Wahl, I) im allg.: rerum, Cic.: habere dilectum verborum, Genauigkeit in der Wahl der Ausdrücke beobachten, Cic.: delectum rerum verborumque agere (treffen), Quint.: de eius dilectu (seine Auserkorenen), immo vero de complexu eius ac sinu (seine Herzens- u. Busenfreunde), Cic.: cum delectu, mit Auswahl, Plin. nat. hist. u. Plin. ep.; Ggstz. sine delectu, Cic. u.a. – Plur., acceptorum autem beneficiorum sunt dilectus habendi, Cic. de off. 1, 49. – II) als milit. t. t. = die Aushebung, Rekrutierung, acerbus, Liv.: superbus, Cic.: provincialis, in der Provinz gehalten, Cic.: dilectum habere, Cic., od. agere, Plin., od. instituere, Caes.: delectus acerbe actus, Liv. epit. – Plur., dilectus adversum vos habiti, Sall. fr.: neque delectus agere nec copias contrahere, Quint. – / Die Schreibung dilectus (oft in guten Hdschrn. u. Inschrn.) ist von Halm u. Müller im Cicero, von Dietsch im Sallust, von Weißenborn u.a. im Livius aufgenommen; dagegen delectus von Nipperdey u. Dinter im Cäsar u. von Kritz im Sallust überall beibehalten worden.

Latin > English

delectus delecta, delectum ADJ :: picked, chosen, select; (for attaining high standard)
delectus delectus delecti N M :: picked men (pl.), advisory staff; the pick (of w/GEN); the elite
delectus delectus delectus N M :: levy/draft/conscription; enlistment, recruiting, mustering; levy/men enrolled
delectus delectus delectus N M :: selection/choosing; choice (between posibilities), discrimination/distinction