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Ἓν οἶδα, ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα –> I know only one thing, that I know nothing | all I know is that I know nothing.
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, Book 2 sec. 32.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

făber: bra, brum, adj. 1. faber,
I workmanlike, skilful, ingenious (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): ars, Ov. M. 8, 159; id. F. 3, 383: levitas speculi, App. Mag. p. 282. —Sup.: signaculum faberrimum anuli aurei, App. Flor. p. 346.—Adv.: fā̆bre, in a workmanlike manner, skilfully, ingeniously: hoc factum est fabre, Plaut. Men. 1, 2, 23; cf. id. Stich. 4, 1, 64: teres trabs, Sil. 14, 320; Vulg. Exod. 35, 33: sigillatum vitrum, App. M. 2, p. 123 (cf. fabrefacio).—Sup.: facta navis, App. M. 11, p. 262 al.: aptare, Amm. 20, 11.
făber: bri (
I gen. plur. most freq. fabrum; cf.: jam ut censoriae tabulae loquuntur, fabrum et procum audeo dicere, non fabrorum et procorum, Cic. Or. 46, 156: fabrum, Caes. ap. Cic. Att. 9, 8, C, 2; Caes. B. C. 1, 24, 4; Plin. 34, 1, 1, § 1 al.: fabrorum, Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 54; Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 56, § 147; Plin. 35, 15, 51, § 182 al.), m. Sanscr. root bha-, gleam, shine; Gr. φημί, say, φαίνω, show; cf. for, a worker in wood, stone, metal, etc., a forger, smith, artificer, carpenter, joiner (syn.: artifex, opifex, operarius), τέκτων.
I Prop.
   A With adj. of material, etc., specifying the trade: tamen ego me Phidiam esse mallem, quam vel optimum fabrum tignarium, carpenter, Cic. Brut. 73, 257; so, tignarius, id. Rep. 2, 22; Inscr. Orell. 4087; cf.: fabros tignarios dicimus non eos duntaxat, qui tigna dolant, sed omnes, qui aedificant, Dig. 50, 16, 235: ut fortunati sunt fabri ferrarii, Qui apud carbones assident! blacksmiths, Plaut. Rud. 2, 6, 47: fabrum aerariorum conlegium, copper-smiths, braziers, Plin. 34, 1, 1, § 1; cf.: marmoris aut eboris fabros aut aeris amavit, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 96: ‡ eburarius, Inscr. ap. Spon. Misc. p. 222: ‡ intestinarius, one who does the fine carved work in wood for the interior of a building, a joiner, Inscr. Orell. 4182: ‡ a Corinthiis, ib. 4181: ‡ oculariarius, one who made silver eyes for statues, ib. 4185.—
   B In gen.: ut arcessatur faber, ut istas compedis tibi adimam, Plaut. Capt. 5, 4, 29: cogito, utrum me dicam medicum ducere an fabrum, id. Men. 5, 3, 11: hominem pro fabro aut pro tectore emere, Cic. Planc. 25, 62: fabri ad aedificandam rem publicam, work-people, workmen, laborers, id. Fam. 9, 2, 5; cf. id. Verr. 2, 5, 19, § 48: ex legionibus fabros delegit, the workmen belonging to the army, Caes. B. G. 5, 11, 3; whose overseer was called praefectus fabrūm, id. B. C. 1, 24, 4: His fabris crescunt patrimonia, i. e. these smiths know how to add to their patrimonies, Juv. 14, 116: faber volans, i. e. Icarus, id. 1, 54.— Prov.: faber est quisque fortunae suae, every man is the maker of his own fortune, Appius ap. Sall. de Republ. Ordin. 1.
făber: bri, m.,
I the dory, a sunfish (Zaeus faber, Linn.), Plin. 9, 18, 32, § 86; 32, 11, 53, § 148; Col. 8, 16, 9; Ov. Hal. 110.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

(1) făber,¹⁶ bra, brum, fait avec art, ingénieux : Ov. M. 8, 159 || faberrimus Apul. Flor. 9.
(2) făber,¹⁰ brī, m. [gén. pl. ordin. fabrum Cic. Or. 156 ],
1 ouvrier, artisan : faber tignarius Cic. Br. 157, charpentier ; præfectus fabrum meus Cic. Fam. 3, 7, 4, chef de mes ouvriers [attachés à l’armée] ; faber ærarius Plin. 34, 1, fondeur en bronze, ciseleur || [fig.] artisan, ouvrier : Cic. Fam. 2, 5
2 dorée [sorte de poisson de mer] : Plin. 9, 68.

Latin > German (Georges)

(1) faber1, brī, m. (viell. verkürzt aus faciber v. facio) = τέκτων, der Verfertiger, Künstler, bes. der in hartem Material (Holz, Steinen, Metall usw.) arbeitende, I) eig.: aeris, marmoris, eboris, Hor.: faber compedum, Auson.: tignarius, Zimmermann, Cic.: ferrarius, Schmied, Plaut. u. Treb. Poll.: aerarius, Arbeiter in Bronze, Kupferschmied, Plin. und Gloss.: argentarius, Silberarbeiter, ICt. u. Corp. inscr. Lat. 6, 2226 u. Firm.: officina fabri ferrarii, Augustin.: faber figulator = κεραμεύς, Gloss.: f. frenarius = χαλινοποιός, Gloss.: f. lectuarius = κλινουργός, Gloss.: f. lignarius = τέκτων, Gloss.: faber navalis od. naviun = ναυπηγός, Firm. u. Gloss.: soliarius baxiarius, Corp. inscr. Lat. 6, 9404: oculariarius, ibid. 6, 9402. – Plur., fabri, Handwerker, bes. Bauhandwerker, Plaut., Cic. u.a.: fabri aedium, Architekten, Gell.: collegium fabrorum, Plin. ep.: praefectus fabrûm, Werkmeister, Cic.: in den Munizipien u. Kolonien = der Vorsteher der Gewerke, Inscr. – fabri beim Heere, die Handwerkerkompagnie, unsere ›Pioniere‹, Caes. u.a.: praefectus fabrûm, Befehlshaber der Pioniere, Caes. u.a. (vgl. Veget. mil. 2, 10). – übtr., his fabris crescunt patrimonia, solche Schmiede verstehen sich auf Ausdehnung des Erbgutes, Iuven. 14, 116. – Sprichw., faber est suae quisque fortunae, jeder ist seines Glückes Schmied, Appius b. Ps. Sall. de rep. 1, 1. § 2. – II) übtr., ein sonst Zeus gen. Fisch, der Sonnenfisch (Zeus Faber, L.), Col. 8, 16, 9. Plin. 9, 68: rarus faber, Ov. hal. 110. – / vulg. Plur. fabres, Corp. inscr. Lat. 14, 2876.
(2) faber2, bra, brum (1. faber), künstlerisch, meisterhaft, geschickt, ars, Ov.: signaculo faberrimo, Apul. flor. 9.

Latin > English

faber fabra, fabrum ADJ :: skillful; ingenious; of craftsman/workman/artisan or his work
faber faber fabri N M :: workman, artisan; smith; carpenter