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indoles

Μὴ φῦναι τὸν ἅπαντα νικᾷ λόγον -> Not to be born is, past all prizing, best.
Sophocles, Oedipus Coloneus l. 1225

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

ind-ŏles: is, f. indu = in-olesco; indoles, incrementum, industria, Paul. ex Fest. p. 106 Müll.,
I an inborn or native quality, natural quality, nature (class.; cf. ingenium).
I In gen.: quae indoles in savio est! Plaut. Rud. 2, 4, 10: frugum pecudum, Liv 38, 17, 10: arborum, Gell. 12, 1, 16.—
II In partic., native quality, natural abilities of men, talents, genius, disposition: adulescentes bonā indole praediti, Cic. de Sen. 8, 26: virtutis, id. Off. 3, 4, 16; cf.: virtutum atque vitiorum, Liv. 21, 4 fin.: major ad virtutem, Cic. Or. 13, 41: segnis, Tac. A. 12, 26: praeclara, id. H. 1, 15: adulescens laetae indolis, Gell. 19, 9, 1: gener ob altam indolem adscitus, Liv. 21, 2, 4.—In plur.: bonae animi indoles, Gell. 19, 12, 5.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

indŏlēs,¹⁰ is, f. (indu et alo),
1 qualités natives, dispositions naturelles, penchants, talents : bona indole præditus Cic. CM 26, doué d’un bon naturel ; ad virtutem indoles Cic. Or. 41, naturel porté à la vertu, ou virtutis Cic. Off. 3, 16, cf. Liv. 21, 4, 10 || pl., Gell. 19, 12, 5
2 [en parl. de choses, d’animaux] : Pl. Rud. 424 ; Gell. 12, 1, 16 ; Liv. 38, 17, 10.

Latin > German (Georges)

ind-olēs, is, f. (indu u. alesco), I) die angeborene Beschaffenheit, die natürliche Eigenschaft, A) im allg.: arborum, Gell.: quae indoles in savio est! Plaut.: servare indolem, v. Früchten, Liv. – B) insbes., das Naturell des Menschen, die angeborene Begabung, die (natürliche) Anlage, das Talent, die Neigung, ingenii nostri, Plaut.: animi, Curt.: bona ind., Cic.: ind. virtutis od. ad virtutem, Cic.: indoles virtutum atque vitiorum, Liv.: futurae dignitatis, Iustin.: praeclara ind. ad dicendum, Cic. – Plur., bonae et utiles animi indoles, Gell. 19, 12, 5. – II) der Anwuchs, der Nachwuchs, die Nachkommenschaft, die Jugend, auch Sohn, Kind (vgl. Fest. 309a, 19 sqq. Non. 456, 30), natorum, Sen. Phaedr. (Hipp.) 877 u. Herc. Oet. 908: Romana, Macr. sat. 6, 6, 1: Abrahae, Ambros.: omnem nobilitatis indolem (den ganzen jungen Adel) excerpere, Val. Max. 7, 3, 2.

Latin > English

indoles indolis N F :: innate character; inborn quality