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docilis

Τοῦ ὅλου οὖν τῇ ἐπιθυμίᾳ καὶ διώξει ἔρως ὄνομα → Love is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete
Plato, Symposium, 192e10

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

dŏcĭlis: e, adj. doceo,
I easily taught, docile.
I Prop. (freq. and class.).—Absol.: belua docilis et humanis moribus assueta, Cic. Rep. 2, 40; id. de Or. 2, 19, 80; Liv. 23, 29; Quint. 2, 9, 3; Hor. C. 3, 11, 1; id. Carm. Sec. 45 et saep.; cf. in the comp., Quint. 1, 12, 9; 4, 2, 24.—With ad: ad agriculturam, Varr. R. R. 1, 17, 3; Cic. Fam. 7, 20, 3; id. Tusc. 2, 6; Curt. 8, 31, 16; in the comp., Plaut. Bacch. 1, 2, 56.—With abl.: habebant luscinias Graeco atque Latino sermone docilis, Plin. 10, 42, 59, § 120: omnes imitandis turpibus, Juv. 14, 40.—Poet., with gen.: modorum, Hor. C. 4, 6, 43: pravi, id. S. 2, 2, 52: fallendi, skilful, Sil. 3, 233: freni (equus), id. 16, 360; and with inf.: cerva accedere mensis, id. 13, 120.—
II Transf. of things: capilli, Ov. Am. 1, 14, 13: os, id. ib. 3, 344: et bibula chrysocolla, Plin. 33, 5, 26, § 88: hasta relegi et relinqui, Val. Fl. 6, 237: ingenium, Nep. Dion. 1, 2: pavor pascere rumorem, Sil. 4, 8 et saep.—Sup. does not occur.—Adv.: dŏcĭlĭter, with docility, teachably, acc. to Diom. p. 401 P.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

dŏcĭlis,¹² e (doceo), disposé à s’instruire, qui apprend aisément, docile : Cic. de Or. 2, 323 ; Rep. 2, 67 ; docilis ad aliquam disciplinam Cic. Fam. 7, 20, 3, qui apprend facilement une science ; docilis imitandis turpibus Juv. 14, 40, porté à imiter le mal ; docilis pravi Hor. S. 2, 2, 52, qui se laisse facilement entraîner au mal, cf. O. 4, 6, 43 || [fig.] docile, qu’on manie aisément : capilli dociles Ov. Am. 1, 14, 13, cheveux flexibles ; os docile Ov. Ars 3, 344, voix souple || docilior Pl. Bacch. 164 ; docilissimus Char. 182, 18, mais sans ex.

Latin > German (Georges)

docilis, e, Adi. m. Compar. (doceo; vgl. Prisc. 18, 25 u. Gloss.), unterrichtbar, I) gelehrig, fortschrittsfähig, a) v. persönl. Subjj.: attentus iudex et d., Cic.: iudex docilior et attentior, Quint.: belua d., Cic.: d. equorum genus, Liv.: alqm docilem facere, Cic. u. Quint. – m. ad u. Akk., operarii d. ad agriculturam, Varro: d. ad hanc disciplinam, Cic.: nimio es tu ad istas res discipulus docilior, quam ad illa quae te docui, Plaut. – m. Abl. instr., lusciniae doc. Graeco sermone, Plin.: dociles imitandis turpibus ac pravis omnes sumus, Iuven. – poet. m. Genet., modorum, Hor.: pravi, Hor. – m. Infin., equus docilis ire viam, quā monstret eques, Hor. ep. 1, 2, 64: docilis Sullam scelerum vicisse magistrum, Lucan. 1, 326 (u. so Sil. 1, 150; 13, 120; 16, 551). – m. Dat. pers., doc. deo. Augustin. epist. 266, 2: tibi, Augustin. conf. 13, 34. – b) übtr., v. Lebl.: capilli, Ov.: d. et bibula chrysocolla, Plin.: m. Infin., vulgi pavor d. (gern geneigt) pascere rumorem, Sil. 4, 8. – II) leicht begreiflich, faßlich, doc. sermo, Cael. Aur. chron. 5, 11, 132: dociles usus, Prop. 4, 2, 63 (u. dazu Hertzb.). – / Superl. docilissimus bei Charis. 182, 18 (aber ohne Beleg).

Latin > English

docilis docilis, docile ADJ :: easily taught, teachable, responsive; docile