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Plutarch, Apophthegmata Laconica 225C12

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

formōsus: (FORMONSVS, Inscr. Grut. 669, 10;
I comp.: FORMONSIOR, Inscr. Fabr. p. 374, no. 169: formonsam, Verg. E. 1, 5 Rib.), a, um, adj. forma, I. B. 1., finely formed, beautiful, handsome (freq. and class; syn.: pulcher, speciosus, venustus, bellus).
   A Of visible subjects: deum rotundum esse volunt, quod ea forma ullam negat esse pulchriorem Plato: at mihi vel cylindri vel quadrati vel coni vel pyramidis videtur esse formosior, Cic. N. D. 1, 10, 24: consideratur in homine, formosus an deformis, id. Inv. 1, 24, 35: virgines formosissimae, id. ib. 2, 1, 2: mulier, Hor. A. P. 4: vis formosa videri, id. C. 4, 13, 3: formosum pastor Corydon ardebat Alexin, Verg. E. 2, 1; cf.: formosi pecoris custos, formosior ipse, id. ib. 5, 44: Galatea hedera formosior alba, id. ib. 7, 38: boves, Ov. A. A. 1, 296: mater haedorum duorum, id. F. 5, 117: arma Sabina, Prop. 4 (5), 4, 32; so, formosius telum jaculabile, Ov. M. 7, 679: arbutus, Prop. 1, 2, 11 (dub.; Müll. felicius): Alcibiades, omnium aetatis suae multo formosissimus, Nep. Alcib. 1, 2: nunc frondent sylvae, nunc formosissimus annus, Verg. E. 3, 57: tempus (i. e. ver), Ov. F. 4, 129: aestas messibus, id. R. Am. 187: lux formosior omnibus Calendis, Mart. 10, 24, 2: habitus formosior, Quint. 9, 4, 8.—Prov.: Formonsa facies muta commendatio est, Pub. Syr. 169 (Rib.).—
   B Rarely of abstr. subjects: nihil est virtute formosius, nihil pulchrius, Cic. Fam. 9, 14, 4.—Adv.: formōse, beautifully (very rare): Cupidinem formosum deum formose cubantem, App. M. 5, p. 168: saltare, id. ib. 6, p. 183: formosius, Quint. 8, 3, 10: formosissime, Aug. Conf. 1, 7.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

fōrmōsus,⁸ a, um (forma), beau, bien fait, de belles formes, élégant : Cic. Nat. 1, 24 || -ior, -issimus Cic. Fam. 9, 14, 4 ; Inv. 2, 2. orth. formonsus dans des Inscr. et certains mss ; condamnée par Prob. App. 198, 9 ; par Scaur. 21, 10, etc. || pour le sens des adj. en -ōsus, v. Gell. 4, 9, 12.

Latin > German (Georges)

fōrmōsus (fōrmōnsus), a, um (forma) = ευειδής, εὔμορφος (Gloss.), wohlgestaltet, wohlgebildet, schön von Gestalt (Ggstz. deformis, turpis), v. Menschen, Apollo, Verg. u. Tibull.: puer, Verg. u. Suet.: adulescens, Nep.: puella, Tibull.: virgo, Titin. fr.: mulier, Afran. fr. u. Hor.: alius formosus alius deformis est, Sen.: virgines formosissimae, Cic. – v. Tieren, pecus, Verg.: capra, Plaut.: iuvenca, Verg.: pavonum formosus grex, Phaedr. – v. lebl. Subjj., domus, Sen.: prata sine arte formosa, Sen.: at mihi cylindri vel quadrati (forma) videtur esse formosior, Cic. – v. Abstr., annus, Verg.: tempus, Frühling, Ov.: mors, Apul.: virtute nihil est formosius, Cic.

Latin > English

formosus formosa -um, formosior -or -us, formosissimus -a -um ADJ :: beautiful, finely formed, handsome, fair; havng fine appearence/form