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Τοῦ ὅλου οὖν τῇ ἐπιθυμίᾳ καὶ διώξει ἔρως ὄνομα → Love is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete
Plato, Symposium, 192e10

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

mōbĭlis: e, adj. for movibilis, from moveo,
I easy to be moved, movable; loose, not firm (class.).
I Lit.: sum pernix pedibus manibus mobilis, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 36: mobiles turres, Curt. 8, 11, 32: oculi, Cic. N. D. 2, 57, 142: supercilia, Plin. 11, 37, 51, § 138: penna, Ov. A. A. 2, 62: mobilissimus ardor, Cic. N. D. 2, 11, 30: mobiles res and mobilia bona, in law, movable things, movables, chattels (opp. to lands, houses, fixtures), as cattle, money, clothes, etc., Dig. 6, 1, 1: remedium ad dentium mobiles firmandos, loose, Plin. 21, 31, 105, § 180.—
II Trop.
   A Pliable, pliant, flexible; excitable; nimble, quick, active, agile, rapid, swift, fleet: dum mobilis aetas, Verg. G. 3, 165: populus mobilior ad cupiditatem agri, Liv. 6, 6: volat ambiguis mobilis alis hora, Sen. Hippol. 1141; cf. id. Oedip. 992: mobile et expeditum agmen, Curt. 4, 14, 16: venti, the fleet winds, Ov. H. 5, 110; cf.: puncto mobilis horae, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 172: transitus, Vell. 1, 17, 7: ingenium, versatility of talent, Vitr. 5, 7.—
   B In a bad sense, changeable, inconstant, fickle: nec in te animo fui mobili, sed ita stabili, ut, etc., Cic. Fam. 5, 2, 10: Galli sunt in consiliis capiendis mobiles. Caes. B. G. 4, 5; cf. under the adv. 2: gens ad omnem auram spei mobilis atque infida, Liv. 29, 3: ingenium, Sall. J. 46, 3; 66, 2: favor, Sen. Vit. Beat. 1, 5: mobiles et fluxae res humanae, Sall. J. 104, 3: mobilis et varia est ferme natura malorum, Juv. 13, 237.—Hence,
   A Subst.: mōbĭ-lĭa, ium, n., movable goods, chattels: mobilia quidem et moventia, quae modo in jus adferri adducive possent, Gai. Inst. 4, 16.—
   B Adv.: mōbĭlĭter, with rapid motion, rapidly, quickly.
   1    Lit. (rare but class.): mobiliter quae feruntur, Lucr. 4, 745 cor mobiliter palpitare, Cic. N. D. 2, 9, 24.—Comp.: reverti mobilius, Lucr. 5, 635.—*
   2    Trop.: omnes fere Gallos ad bellum mobiliter celeriterque excitari, hastily, Caes. B. G. 3, 10, 3.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

mōbĭlĭs,⁹ e (sync. pour movibilis ),
1 mobile, qui peut être mû [ou] déplacé : Cic. Nat. 2, 142 ; Plin. 11, 138 ; res mobiles Ulp. Dig. 9, 1, 1, biens meubles
2 [fig.] a) flexible, qui se plie : ætas Virg. G. 3, 165, souplesse de l’âge ; populus mobilior ad Liv. 6, 6, le peuple plus facile à diriger vers ; b) agile, rapide, prompt : mobile agmen Curt. 4, 14, 16, armée aux mouvements rapides ; hora mobilis Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 172, l’heure rapide, cf. Sen. Ep. 94, 30 || [fig.] ingenium mobile et erectum [opp. tardum, hebes ] Sen. Ep. 94, 30, intelligence prompte (éveillée) et hardie (pénétrante) ; c) mobile, changeant : animo mobili in aliquem esse Cic. Fam. 5, 2, 10, avoir des sentiments changeants à l’égard de qqn ; Galli sunt in consiliis capiendis mobiles Cæs. G. 4, 5, les Gaulois sont capricieux dans leurs résolutions ; caduca et mobilia (fortunæ munera) Cic. Domo 146, (présents de la fortune) caducs et instables.

Latin > German (Georges)

mōbilis, e (movibilis v. moveo), I) beweglich, leicht zu bewegen, 1) eig.: aër, digiti, lingua, Lucr.: oculi, Cic.: manus, Pers.: turris, Cic.: Iuppiter (als Statue) manu mobilis, Plin.: nervis alienis mobile lignum, ein Hampelmann, Hor. sat. 2, 7, 82. – als jurist. t. t., res mobiles, bewegliche Habe, Ulp. dig. 6, 1, 1. § 1: dass. census mobilis, Amm. 26, 8, 13; 28, 1, 3. – 2) übtr.: a) beweglich, biegsam, lenksam, erregbar, animi natura, mens, Lucr.: aetas, Verg.: gens ad omnem auram spei mobilis, ein wetterwendisches, Liv.: populus mobilior ad cupiditatem agri, Liv.: parvis mobilis rebus animus, empfindlich gegen usw., Liv.: mobilior fervor, mobilissimus ardor, Cic. – b) veränderlich, unbeständig, wankelmütig (Ggstz. constans), in alqa re, Caes.: Quirites, Hor.: populus, Nep.: animus, voluntas, Cic.: caduca et mobilia haec esse duxi, Cic.: mobilior ventis, Calp. – II) prägn.: A) wackelnd, nicht fest, remedium ad dentium mobiles firmandos, Plin. 21, 180. – B) schnell, behend, sum pernix pedibus, manibus mobilis, Plaut.: rivi, Hor.: venti, Plin. – übtr., regsam, ingenium, Vitr. 5, 6, 7: u. so ingenii esse mobilis et erecti (Ggstz. tardi et hebetis), Sen. ep. 94, 30. – / Abl. mobile, Ven. Fort. vit. s. Mart. praef. v. 6.

Latin > English

mobilis mobile, mobilior -or -us, mobilissimus -a -um ADJ :: movable; mobile; quick, active; changeable, shifting; fickle, easily swayed