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inutilis

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Sophocles, Antigone, 781

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

ĭn-ūtĭlis: e, adj.,
I useless, unserviceable, unprofitable; constr. absol., with ad, or with dat. (class.).
I In gen.
   A Of persons.
   (a)    Absol.: homo iners atque inutilis, Cic. Off. 3, 6, 31; Verg. A. 2, 647; 10, 794: dum meliorem ex ducibus inutilem vulnus faceret, Liv. 21, 53: turba, id. 30, 30; Just. 2, 11, 3.—Sup., Col. 3, 10, 6.—
   (b)    With ad: per aetatem ad pugnam inutiles, Caes. B. G. 2, 16: ad rem gerendam, id. B. C. 3, 43; Val. Max. 3, 2, 11.—
   (g)    With dat.: aetate inutiles bello, Caes. B. G. 7, 78: sibi, Cic. Inv. 1, 1, 1: reipublicae, Liv. 29, 1.—
   B Of inanim. and abstr. things: rami, Hor. Epod. 2, 13: naves ad navigandum inutiles, Caes. B. G. 4, 29: tempestas non inutilis ad capiendum consilium, id. ib. 7, 27: impedimenta, Liv. 38, 15 fin.: ferrum, Verg. A. 2, 510: lingua, Ov. H. 4, 7: alga, Hor. C. 3, 7, 10: et genus et nomen jactare, id. ib. 1, 14, 3: inutiles oratori universales quaestiones, Quint. 3, 5, 12; 5, 10, 82: ad audiendum, id. 4, 1, 34.—With subj.-clause: quod non inutile sit imitari, Quint. 2, 3, 11; 1, 1, 27; 11, 2, 48 et saep.: stipulatio, invalid, Gai. Inst. 3, 97: fidei commissa, id. ib. 2, 261.—Sup.: inutilissimus quisque, Col. 3, 10, 1.—
II Esp., hurtful, injurious.
   A Of persons: seditiosus et inutilis civis, Cic. Off. 2, 14; so id. ib. 3, 13: sed sibi inutilior, Ov. M. 13, 37: mihi reique publicae, Hirt. B. Afr. 54. —
   B Of inanim. and abstr. things: fungus, Cels. 5, 27, n. 17: inutile est, Cic. Off. 3, 13; Plin. 17, 27, 45, § 257: aquae inutiles pestilentesque, Sen. Q. N. 6, 27: oratio, Liv. 42, 14: arbitrium, Ov. M. 11, 100.—Adv.: ĭnū-tĭlĭter.
   1    Uselessly, unprofitably: non inutiliter, Quint. 2, 4, 18.—
   2    Hurtfully, injuriously: late diffusa aqua bibitur inutilius, Varr. R. R. 3, 5, 2: administrare, Hirt. B. Alex. 65, 1.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

inūtĭlis,⁹ e,
1 inutile, d’aucun secours, sans profit : Cic. Off. 3, 31 ; Liv. 21, 53 || [avec ad ] inutile pour : Cæs. G. 2, 16, 4 ; 7, 77, 12 ; etc. || [avec dat.] Cic. Inv. 1, 1 ; Cæs. G. 7, 78, 1 ; Liv. 29, 1 || inutile est avec inf. Cic. Off. 3, 57, il n’est pas utile de ; [avec prop. inf.] Quint. 1, 1, 27 ; 2, 5, 10, il n’est pas utile que
2 nuisible, préjudiciable : Cic. Off. 2, 49 ; 1, 32 ; 3, 7 ; 3, 57 ; 3, 84 ; Sen. Nat. 6, 27 || -lior Ov. M. 13, 37 ; -issimus Col. Rust. 3, 10, 6.

Latin > German (Georges)

in-ūtilis, e, I) negativ, nutzlos, unbrauchbar, unzuträglich, untauglich, ungeschickt, v. Soldaten = kampfunfähig, a) v. Pers.: gloriosus insulsus inutilis, Plaut.: inut. homo, Cic.: non bonus poëta, sed tamen non inutilis, Cic.: imbelle et inutile vulgus, Iuven.: milites, militum turba, Liv.: corpus, kampfunfähiger, Ov.: infirmissimus et inutilissimus quisque, Colum. 3, 10, 6: m. Abl. (an), aliquā parte membrorum inutiles, Curt. 9, 1 (5), 25: m. Dat., inutilis armis, Ov.: valetudine aut aetate inutiles bello, Caes.: cum plurium imperium bello inutile esset, Liv.: m. ad u. Akk., aetate ad bellum inutiles, Caes.: per aetatem ad pugnam inutiles, Caes.: equitatum eius ad rem gerendam inutilem facere, Caes. – b) v. Lebl.: lignum, Hor.: ferrum, Verg.: impedimenta, Liv.: non inut. rerum notitia, Vell.: aliqua inut. relatio, Val. Max.: m. Dat., acuendis puerorum ingeniis non inutiles lusus, Quint.: sunt et illa excitandis ad audiendum non inutilia, Quint.: m. ad u. Akk., quod et acutum genus (Streitfrage) est et ad usus civium non inutile, Cic.: naves ancoris reliquisque armamentis amissis ad navigandum inutiles, Caes.: inutile od. non inutile est m. Infin., Cic. de off. 3, 57. Quint. 2, 3, 11; od. mit Acc. u. Infin., Cic. ep. 6, 18, 4. Quint. 1, 1, 27 u. 2, 5, 10. – II) positiv, nachteilig, schädlich, hinderlich, verderblich, heillos, a) v. leb. Wesen: malus od. seditiosus et inut. civis, Cic.: inutiles fiunt (apium reguli) propter seditiones, Varro: m. Dat., is inutilis sibi, perniciosus patriae civis alitur, Cic.: quod mihi reique publicae inutilis fuit, Auct. b. Afr.: sibi inutilior, sich selbst mehr zum Nachteil, Ov. met. 13, 38. – b) v. Lebl.: aurum, Hor.: aquae, Sen.: res (Plur.), Liv.: rogationes, Liv.: exemplum, Vell.: pudor, Liv.: quod (vitium) inutilius sit an foedius nescio, Quint: omnium annorum trucidatio inutilissima (est), Plin.: m. Dat., potio a balneo venientibus inutilis, Cels.: quod inutile esset Graeciae, Nep.: oratio invisa senatui inutilisque sibi et civitati suae, Liv.: huic generi inutilissimum balneum est, Cels. – inutile od. non inutile est m. Infin., Quint 11, 2, 48. Cels. 4, 6 (3).

Latin > English

inutilis inutilis, inutile ADJ :: useless, unprofitable, inexpedient, disadvantageous; harmful, helpless