Ask at the forum if you have an Ancient or Modern Greek query!

fidelis

Ὄττω τις ἔραται -> Whatever one loves best | Whom you desire most
Sappho

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

fĭdēlis: e, adj. 1. fides,
I that may be trusted or relied upon, trusty, faithful, sincere, true (class.; syn. fidus).
I Prop.
   A Adj., constr. absol., with dat., or with in and acc.
   (a)    Absol.: cum et civis mihi bonus et firmus amicus ac fidelis videretur, Cic. Cael. 6, 14: doctus, fidelis, Suavis homo, etc., Enn. ap. Gell. 12, 4 (Ann. v. 249 ed. Vahl.): boni fidelesque socii, Liv. 22, 37, 4; 9, 2, 5; 29, 7, 2; 22, 37, 4 Drak. N. cr.; cf.: sociis multo fidelioribus utimur, Cic. Att. 5, 18, 2: est urbs Massilia fortissimorum fidelissimorumque sociorum, id. Font. 1, 3: fidelissima conjux, id. Q. Fr. 1, 3, 3: medicus multum celer atque fidelis, Hor. S. 2, 3, 147: minister, id. C. 4, 4, 3: seu visa est catulis cerva fidelibus, id. ib. 1, 1, 27: multorum opes praepotentium excludunt amicitias fideles, Cic. Lael. 15, 54: consilium, id. Agr. 2, 2 fin.; cf. id. Clu. 31, 85: opera, id. Caecin. 5, 14; cf.: operā Commii fideli atque utili, Caes. B. G. 7, 76, 1: cura, Ov. H. 1, 104: silentium, Hor. C. 3, 2, 25: desideria (patriae), id. ib. 4, 5, 15: lacrimae, i. e. true, genuine, Ov. H. 14, 127.—
   (b)    With dat.: qui (Cn. Pompeius) unum Deiotarum fidelem populo Romano judicavit, Cic. Phil. 11, 13, 34: cave tu illi fidelis potius fueris quam mihi, Plaut. Aul. 4, 2, 11: illi fuisti quam mihi fidelior, id. Capt. 3, 5, 58: habere aliquem fidelem sibi, id. Bacch. 3, 3, 87: quem sibi fidelem arbitrabatur, Caes. B. G. 4, 21, 7; Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 1; Quint. 11, 2, 42.—
   (g)    With in and acc.: quam fideli animo et benigno in illam fui, Ter. Hec. 3, 5, 22; cf. Cic. Mil. 10, 29: in amicos, Sall. C. 9, 2 (others read: in amicis, v. Kritz. ad h. 1.).—
   b Subst.: fĭdēlis, is, m., a trusty person, a confidant: si quem tuorum fidelium voles, ad me mittas, Cic. Fam. 4, 1, 2.
II Transf., in gen., of things, to be depended upon, sure, safe, strong, firm, durable (rare but class.): nam et doctrina et domus, et ars et ager etiam fidelis dici potest: ut sit, quomodo Theophrasto placet, verecunda tralatio, Cic. Fam. 16, 17, 1: in nave tuta ac fideli, id. Planc. 41, 97: lorica, Verg. A. 9, 707: portus, Ov. Tr. 4, 5, 5: materies terebinthi ad vetustatem, Plin. 13, 6, 12, § 54; structura, Front. Aquaed. 123: rimis explendis fidelior pice, Plin. 16, 36, 64, § 158: fidelissimum glutinum, id. 28, 17, 71, § 236.—Hence, adv., in two forms: fĭdē-lĭter (class.) and fĭdēle (ante- and postclass.).
I Faithfully, trustily, certainly, surely, honestly.
   (a)    Form fideliter: constanter et fideliter in amicitia alicujus permanere, Liv. 33, 35, 9: vivere simpliciter, fideliter vitaeque hominum amice, Cic. Off. 1, 26, 92: obtestatur per sua antea fideliter acta, etc., Sall. J. 71 fin.: aliquid fideliter curare, Cic. Att. 15, 20, 4: valetudini inservire, Tiro ap. Cic. Fam. 16, 17, 1: colere amicos, Plin. Ep. 7, 31, 5: discere artes ingenuas, Ov. P. 2, 9, 47: retinent commissa (aures), Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 70; cf.: ejus (memoriae) duplex virtus, facile percipere et fideliter continere, Quint. 1, 3, 1: exstincta parum fideliter incendia, Flor. 3, 5 med.—
   (b)    Form fidele: fac fidele sis fidelis, Plaut. Capt. 2, 3, 79: militare, Prud. στεγ. 10, 428. —
   b Comp.: quo propior quisque est servitque fidelius aegro, Ov. M. 7, 563; Plin. Ep. 6, 24, 3.—
   c Sup.: ut is optime te laudasse videatur, qui narraverit fidelissime, Plin. Pan. 56, 2.—
   2    (Acc. to II.) Surely, strongly, firmly: per quorum loca fideliter mihi pateret iter, Planc. in Cic. Fam. 10, 23, 2: oratoris futuri fundamenta fideliter jacere, Quint. 1, 4, 5: quod fideliter firmum est, a primis statim actionibus arripere optimum est, firmly grounded, id. 6, 4, 14; cf. Gell. 15, 2, 6.—Comp.: qui quartanum passus convaluerit, fidelius constantiusque postea valiturum, Gell. 17, 12, 3: memoriae inhaerere fidelius, Quint. 10, 6, 2; cf. id. 10, 3, 2.—Sup.: fortunae inaurato fidelissime simulacro, very solidly, durably, Plin. 33, 3, 19, § 61.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

fĭdēlis,⁹ e (fides 1), en qui l’on peut avoir confiance, sûr, fidèle, loyal : amicus Cic. Cæl. 14, ami fidèle ; alicujus opera forti fidelique uti Cic. Cat. 3, 14, avoir le brave et fidèle concours de qqn ; amicitia Cic. Læl. 54, amitié sincère ; fidelis populo Romano Cic. Phil. 11, 34, fidèle au peuple romain ; in dominum Cic. Mil. 29, fidèle à son maître || solide, ferme, durable, fort : lorica fidelis Virg. En. 9, 707, cuirasse à l’épreuve ; navis fidelis Cic. Planc. 97, navire solide, cf. Fam. 16, 17, 1 || subst. m., un ami, un intime : Cic. Fam. 4, 1, 2 || -lior, -lissimus Cic.

Latin > German (Georges)

fidēlis, e (fidēs, eī), der Treue beweist, Treue hält, dem man also trauen kann, getreu, ehrlich, zuverlässig, verlässig, I) v. Pers.u. deren Gesinnung: amicus, amicitia, animus, Cic.: mens, Tibull.: canis, Hor. – amicus fidelior, Liv.: socii fideliores, Cic. – fidelissima coniunx, Cic.: de servis suis quem habuit fidelissimum, Nep. – alci od. in alqm, Cic.: in amicitiis, Cic. – subst., fidēlēs, ium, m., die Getreuen, Vertrauten, si quem tuorum fidelium voles, ad me mittas, Cic. ep. 4, 1, 2. – II) übtr., v. lebl. Subjj.: consilium fidele, consilium fidelissimum, Cic.: opera, Cic.: silentium, oculus, Hor.: lacrimae, aufrichtige, Ov.: portus, Ovid.: so auch doctrina, domus, ars, ager, nach Cic. ep. 16, 17, 1. – meton., verlässig = haltbar, dauerhaft, tüchtig, lorica, Verg.: structura, Frontin.: glutinum, Plin.: memoria, Quint.: fidelior pice, Plin.

Latin > English

fidelis fidele, fidelior -or -us, fidelissimus -a -um ADJ :: faithful/loyal/devoted; true/trustworthy/dependable/reliable; constant/lasting