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maceria

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

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

mācĕrĭa: ae (post-class. form, mācĕ-rĭes, only nom. and acc., Afran. ap. Non. 138; Varr. R. R. 3, 5, 11; Prud. Hamart. 227; Inscr. Grut. 611, 13; Inscr. Orell. 4057), f. from macero, to soften; orig. a wall built of soft clay; cf. Gr. μάσσω,
I an enclosure, a wall (class.): maceriam sine calce ex caementis et silice altam pedes quinque facito, Cato, R. R. 15; cf. Varr. R. R. 1, 14, 4; 3, 5, 12: quid maceria illa ait in horto, quaest quae in noctes singulas latere fit minor? Plaut. Truc. 2, 2, 49: hanc in horto maceriam jube dirui, Ter. Ad. 5, 7, 10: herba in maceriis nascens, Plin. 25, 5, 19, § 43: nulla maceria, nulla casa, Cic. Fam. 16, 18, 2: post villarum macerias, Sisenn. ap. Non. 141, 23: fossam et maceriam sex in altitudinem pedum praeduxerant, Caes. B. G. 7, 69; 7, 70: maceria ab laeva semitae paulum exstans a fundamenta, Liv. 42, 15.—
II Affliction: facere illi satis vis, quanta illius mors sit maceries tibi? Afran. ap. Non. 138, 13 (Com. Rel. v. 150 Rib.).

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

mācĕrĭa,¹³ æ, Cic. Fam. 16, 18, 2 ; Cæs. G. 7, 69, qqf. mācĕrĭēs, ēī, f. (macero), Varro R. 3, 5, 11, mur de clôture [en pierres sèches ; primitt en une sorte de torchis : Don. Ad. 908 ].

Latin > German (Georges)

māceria, ae, f., eine Mauer aus Lehm usw., als Einfriedigung eines Gartens, Weinberges usw., horti, Plaut. u. Liv.: villarum, Sisenn. fr. nulla maceria, nulla casa, Cic.: maceriam sex in altitudinem pedum praeducere, Caes. – Nbf. māceriēs, ēī, f., Varro r. r. 3, 5, 11. Prud. ham. 226. Corp. inscr. Lat. 1, 1463. Vgl. Georges Lexik. d. lat. Wortf. S. 399.

Latin > English

maceria maceriae N F :: wall (of brick/stone); (esp. one enclosing a garden)