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mediocritas

Φιλοκαλοῦμέν τε γὰρ μετ' εὐτελείας καὶ φιλοσοφοῦμεν ἄνευ μαλακίας -> Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not makes us soft.
Τhucydides, 2.40.1

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

mĕdĭō̆crĭtas: ātis, f. mediocris.
I A middle state, a medium, mean; moderateness, moderation (class.): mediocritatem illam tenere, quae est inter nimium et parum, Cic. Off. 1, 25, 89; 1, 39, 140: in dicendo, mediocrity, id. de Or. 1, 25, 117: dicendi, id. Brut. 66, 235: vultus, i. e. a medium between excessive gayety and over-seriousness, Auct. Her. 3, 15, 26: auream quisquis mediocritatem Diligit, Hor. C. 2, 10, 5. —Of style: cum omnis virtus sit mediocritas, Cic. Brut. 40, 149: mediocritatis (exemplum esse) Terentium, Varr. ap. Gell. 6, 14, 6.—In plur.: mediocritates illi probabant, moderate passions, Cic. Ac. 2, 44, 135: mediocritates vel perturbationum vel morborum animi, id. Tusc. 3, 10, 22.—
II Meanness, insignificance, littleness, inferiority (rare but class.): hominum, Vell. 2, 130, 3: quod meae mediocritati conveniret, my insignificance, Gell. 14, 2, 25; cf.: mediocritas nostra, my modest self, Vell. 2, 111, 3: ingenii, Cic. Phil. 2, 1, 2: memoriae, Quint. 11, 2, 39.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

mĕdĭŏcrĭtās,¹² ātis, f. (mediocris),
1 état moyen, moyenne, juste milieu : Cic. Off. 1, 89 ; Fin. 1, 2 ; Br. 149 ; 166 ; 235 ; pl., Cic. Ac. 2, 135 ; Tusc. 3, 22
2 infériorité, médiocrité, insignifiance : Cic. Phil. 2, 2 ; Vell. 2, 130, 3 ; Gell. 14, 2, 25 ; Quint. 11, 2, 39.

Latin > German (Georges)

mediocritās, ātis, f. (mediocrīs), I) die Mittelmäßigkeit, Geringheit der Beschaffenheit, den Eigenschaften nach, rei familiaris, Suet.: mea ingenii, Cic.: hominum, Vell.: memoriae, Ouint.: mea m., meine Wenigkeit, meine geringen Kräfte oder Verdienste, Gell. u.a. (vgl. Bünem. Lact. 3, 30, 1). – II) das Maßhalten dem Verhalten, den Bestrebungen u. Wünschen nach, das Maß, die Mittelstraße, mediocritatem tenere, Cic.: auream mediocritatem diligere, Hor.: dicendi od. in dicendo, Cic.: vultus, Mitte zwischen allzu großer Heiterkeit und allzu tiefem Ernste, Cornif. rhet. – Plur., mediocritates perturbationum vel morborum animi, Cic.: u. so bl. mediocritates probabant, die Mittelstraße = die gemäßigten Leidenschaften, Cic.

Latin > English

mediocritas mediocritatis N F :: medium, moderateness; mediocrity