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ferax

Ἐς δὲ τὰ ἔσχατα νουσήματα αἱ ἔσχαται θεραπεῖαι ἐς ἀκριβείην, κράτισται -> For extreme diseases, extreme methods of cure, as to restriction, are most suitable.
Corpus Hippocraticum, Aphorisms 1.6.2

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

fĕrax: ācis, adj. fero,
I fruit-bearing, fruitful, fertile (rare but class.).
I Lit. —Absol.: terrae, * Lucr. 2, 1098: agri, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 44, § 104; cf.: feracissimosque agros possidere, * Caes. B. G. 2, 4, 6: Sardinia, Hor. C. 1, 31, 4: Algidus, id. ib. 4, 4, 58: Aegyptus, Suet. Aug. 18: plantae, Verg. G. 2, 79.—
   (b)    With gen., abounding in, productive of (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): Iberia, venenorum ferax, Hor. Epod. 5, 22: Peparethos nitidae olivae, Ov. M. 7, 470: terra Cereris, id. Am. 2, 16, 7: terra arborum, Plin. Ep. 2, 17, 15: acini musti, Plin. 15, 24, 29, § 100.—
   (g)    With dat.: terra ferax Cereris multoque feracior uvis, Ov. Am. 2, 16, 7: illa (terra) ferax oleo est, Verg. G. 2, 222.—
   B Act., making fruitful: venti, Pall. Nov. 5.—
II Trop., rich, fertile, fruitful: nullus feracior in philosophia locus est, nec uberior, quam de officiis, Cic. Off. 3, 2, 5: nihil est feracius ingeniis, id. Or. 15, 48: prolisque novae feraci Lege marita, Hor. Carm. Sec. 19: ferax saeculum bonis artibus, Plin. Ep. 4, 15, 8: sitne feracius et uberius non ad laudem modo, sed ad pecuniam principi, si, etc., id. Pan. 43, 3.—Hence, * adv.: fĕrācĭter, fruitfully: velut ab stirpibus laetius feraciusque renata urbs, Liv. 6, 1, 3.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

fĕrāx,¹¹ ācis (fero),
1 fertile, fécond : Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 104 ; -cissimus Cæs. G. 2, 4, 6 || [poét.] venenorum ferax Hor. Epo. 5, 22, qui produit beaucoup de poisons, cf. Ov. M. 7, 470 ; Plin. Min. Ep. 2, 17, 15 ; [av. abl.] ferax uvis Ov. Am. 2, 16, 7, fertile en vignes, cf. Virg. G. 2, 222 || [fig.] nullus feracior locus Cic. Off. 3, 5, pas de sujet plus fécond
2 qui féconde : Pall. 12, 5.

Latin > German (Georges)

ferāx, ācis (fero), I) fruchtbar, 1) eig.: rus, Ov.: plantae, Verg.: agri feracissimi, Caes.: feraces anni, Ggstz. steriles, Boëth. – m. Genet., terra frumenti et pabuli ferax, Mela: terra lini ferax, Curt.: terra ferax arborum, Plin. ep.: regio chrysocollae miniique et aliorum colorum ferax, Flor.: terra frugiferarum aut laetarum arborum ferax, Sen.: ingentium beluarum feraces saltus, Tac.: f. venenorum, Hor. – m. Abl., terra ferax oleo, Verg.: elephantis ferax Numidia, Frontin.: agellus non frumentis ferax, Ps. Quint. decl.: terra ferax Cereris multoque feracior uvis, Ov. – 2) übtr.: nullus feracior locus est quam de officiis, Cic. – m. Genet., prolis novae, Hor.: illā aetate, quā nulla virtutum feracior fuit, Liv. – m. Abl., artibus, Plin. ep. 4, 15, 8. – m. ad (in betreff) u. Akk., ad ferociam et numerum (hominum) maxime ferax, Mela 2, 2, 1 (2. § 16): multo melior et feracior ad virtutes, Capit. Anton. phil. 16, 4. – II) fruchtbar machend, venti, Pallad. 12, 5.

Latin > English

ferax feracis (gen.), feracior -or -us, feracissimus -a -um ADJ :: fruitful, fertile. prolific