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fallax

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)

fallax: ācis (
I gen. plur. fallacium, Cic. Lael. 25, 91 al.; but fallacum, Cat. 30, 4), adj. fallo, deceitful, deceptive, fallacious (class.; esp. freq. in Cic.; syn.: captiosus, fraudulentus, subdolus, dolosus, vafer, astutus, callidus): age, barbari (astrologi) vani atque fallaces: num etiam Graiorum historia mentita est? Cic. Div. 1, 19, 37: levium hominum atque fallacium, id. Lael. 25, 91; for which: facta impia fallacum hominum, Cat. 30, 4: vicinitas non assueta mendaciis, non fucosa, non fallax, non erudita artificio simulationis, Cic. Planc. 9, 22: posita fallacis imagine tauri, Ov. M. 3, 1 et saep.—Of inanim. and abstr. things: ut tamquam in herbis non fallacibus fructus appareat, Cic. Lael. 19, 68: (with fucosae) merces, id. Rab. Post. 14, 40: arva, Ov. A. A. 1, 401: siliquae, Verg. G. 1, 195: austri, id. A. 5, 850: herba veneni, id. E. 4, 24: vada, Plin. 5, 31, 34, § 128: genus tutius sed magis fallax (sc. venandi), more uncertain, id. 8, 8, 8, § 26 et saep.: spe falsa atque fallaci, Cic. Phil. 12, 2 fin.; so, spes, id. Mil. 34, 94: et captiosae interrogationes, id. Ac. 2, 15, 46: imitatio simulatioque virtutis, id. ib. 2, 46, 140: malitia est versuta et fallax nocendi ratio, id. N. D. 3, 30, 75.—Prov.: fallaces sunt rerum species, Sen. Ben. 4, 34, 1.— Comp.: fallacior undis, Ov. M. 13, 799: quid enim fallacius illis (vocibus)? id. R. Am. 687.—Sup.: oculorum fallacissimo sensu judicare, Cic. Div. 2, 43, 91.—
   (b)    With gen.: homines amicitiae fallaces, Tac. A. 16, 32.—
   (g)    With dat.: Planasia navigiis fallax, Plin. 3, 6, 12, § 80.—Hence, adv.: fallācĭter, deceitfully, fallaciously (cf.: falso, perperam): ratio hoc postulat, ne quid insidiose, ne quid simulate, ne quid fallaciter, Cic. Off. 3, 17, 68; id. Div. 1, 18, 35; id. Part. Or. 25, 90.—Sup.: fallacissime, Plin. 12, 16, 35, § 71.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

fallāx,⁹ ācis (fallo), trompeur, imposteur, perfide, captieux, insidieux : Cic. Div. 1, 37 ; Læl. 91 ; spes fallaces Cic. Mil. 94, espoirs trompeurs, cf. Phil. 12, 7 ; in herbis non fallacibus Cic. Læl. 68, dans les plantes qui ne trompent pas || [avec gén.] amicitiæ fallax Tac. Ann. 16, 32, trompeur en amitié || -acior Ov. Rem. 687 ; -acissimus Cic. Div. 2, 91.

Latin > German (Georges)

fallāx, ācis, Adi. m. Compar. u. Superl. (fallo), betrügerisch, trügend, täuschend, ränkevoll, α) absol., v. Pers., blanda fallax, Pompon. com. fr.: leves homines atque f., Cic.: barbari (astrologi) vani atque f., Cic.: fallaces Ligures, Cato fr.: fallaces homines, Catull.: gens f., Liv.: nuntius, Liv.: fallacior undis, Ov.: homo fallacissimus, Cic.: dominator ille terrae fallacissimus, Lact. – v. Lebl., aspectus, Afran. fr.: cumulus, Lucil. fr.: herbae non f., die die Hoffnung des Landmanns nicht täuschende junge Saat, Cic.: spes f., spes fallaces, Cic.: fallaces conclusiunculae, Cic.: fallaces et captiosae interrogationes, Cic.: quid enim fallacius illis (vocibus)? Ov.: oculorum fallacissimus sensus, Cic.: fallacissimae disciplinae, Auct. b. Alex. – β) m. Genet.: amicitiae, Tac. ann. 16, 32. – γ) m. Dat. (für wen?): Planasia navigiis fallax, die Sch. gefährdend, Plin. 3, 80. – / Genet. Plur. fallacum, Catull. 30, 11.

Latin > English

fallax fallacis (gen.), fallacior -or -us, fallacissimus -a -um ADJ :: deceitful, treacherous; misleading, deceptive; false, fallacious; spurious