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homunculus

Ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων -> A man's character is his fate
Heraclitus, fr. B 119 Diels

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

hŏmuncŭlus: i, m.
dim. homo,
I a little or weakly man, a manikin: hui, Homunculi quanti estis! Plaut. Rud. 1, 2, 66; id. Capt. prol. 51; cf. id. Trin. 2, 4, 90: hem! nos homunculi indignamur, si quis, etc., Sulpic. ap. Cic. Fam. 4, 5, 4: neque tam desipiens fuisset, ut homunculis similem deum fingeret, Cic. N. D. 1, 44, 123: ut homunculus unus e multis, etc., id. Tusc. 1, 9, 17; cf.: humilis homunculus, id. ib. 5, 23, 64; App. M. 9, p. 222.

Latin > German (Georges)

homunculus, ī, m. (Demin. v. homo, s. Prisc. 3, 34), ein Menschlein, bes. als armes, schwaches Geschöpf, ein armer (schwacher) Mensch, armes (schwaches) Erdenkind (im Ggstz. zur vollkommenen Gottheit usw.), Plaut., Cic. u.a.: belli homunculi (Leutchen), Varro sat. Men. 333 (bei Gell. 13, 11, 3).

Latin > English

homunculus homunculi N M :: little man, manikin