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internuntius

Τὸ νικᾶν αὐτὸν αὑτὸν πασῶν νικῶν πρώτη τε καὶ ἀρίστη. Τὸ δὲ ἡττᾶσθαι αὐτὸν ὑφ' ἑαυτοῦ πάντων αἴσχιστόν τε ἅμα καὶ κάκιστον. → Τo conquer yourself is the first and best victory of all, while to be conquered by yourself is of all the most shameful as well as evil
Plato, Laws, 626e

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

inter-nuntĭus: (internunc-), a, um,
I that serves as a messenger or mediator between two parties or persons; only subst., a mediator, messenger, go-between.
I in-ternuntĭus, i, m. (class.): egone ut ad te ab libertina esse auderem internuntius? Plaut. Mil. 4, 1, 16: internuntiis ultro citroque missis, Caes. B. C. 1, 20: totius internuntius et minister rei, Liv. 33, 28: pacis, Curt. 8, 2, 14; Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 6: inter absentes negotia contrahuntur, veluti per epistulam aut per internuntium, Gai. Inst. 3, 136.— The augurs are called Jovis interpretes internuntiique, Cic. Phil. 13, 5.—
II internuntĭa, ae, f.: aves internuntiae Jovis, Cic. Div. 2, 34; Plaut. Mil. 4, 1, 39: columbae internuntiae fuere, Plin. 10, 37, 53, § 110: Judaea, summi fida internuntia caeli, Juv. 6, 545.—
III internuntĭum, i, n., a medium, means: ea, quae sunt internuntia sentiendi, the organs of sense, App. Dogm. Plat. 1, p. 10, 34.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

internūntĭus,¹² ĭī, m., messager entre deux parties, intermédiaire, négociateur, parlementaire : Cic. Phil. 13, 12 ; Verr. 2, 5, 14 ; Cæs. C. 1, 20. pl. n., internuntia Apul. Plat. 1, 16.

Latin > German (Georges)

inter-nūntius, a, um, »zwischen zwei Parteien od. Personen Botschaft tragend od. etwas vermittelnd«, nur subst. = Zwischenträger, -erin, Unterhändler, Unterhändlerin, Bote, Botin, Vermittler, Vermittlerin, a) masc. b. Komik., Caes. u.a.: pacis, Curt.: Iovis interpretes internuntiique, v. den Auguren, Cic. – b) fem.: aves internuntiae Iovis, Cic.: columbae internuntiae fuere, Plin. – c) neutr. plur.: ea quae sunt internuntia sentiendi, die sinnlichen Werkzeuge, Apul. de dogm. Plat. 1, 16.

Latin > English

internuntius internunti(i) N M :: intermediary, go between