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nefandus

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)

nĕfandus: a, um, adj. ne-fari, lit. not to be mentioned, unmentionable; hence,
I impious, heinous, execrable, abominable (mostly post-Aug.; syn. infandus): sperate deos memores fandi atque nefandi, i. e. wrong, impiety, Verg. A. 1, 543: nefandum adulterium, Cic. Fragm. ap. Quint. 5, 11, 12 (al. nefarium): nefandum vehiculum, Liv. 1, 59: nefandissima quaeque tyrannicae crudelitatis exercuit, Just. 16, 4, 11: fraus, Juv. 13, 174: sacri, id. 15, 116.—Of persons: homo nefandus, Plin. 28, 1, 2, § 9: nefandi homines, Quint. 1, 3, 17.—Sup.: aususne es, nefandissimum caput? etc., Just. 18, 7, 10.—Hence, adv.: nĕfandē, impiously: multa nefande ausi, Sall. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 993 P. (dub: Dietsch. H. 1, 62, nefanda).—Sup.: nefandissime, Cassiod. Hist. Eccl. 10, 28.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

nĕfandus,¹⁰ a, um (ne, fari), impie, abominable, criminel : Cic. Domo 133 ; Cat. 4, 13 ; Liv. 1, 59 ; Virg. En. 1, 543 || [en parl. des pers.] Plin. 28, 9 || -issimus Just. 16, 4, 11.

Latin > German (Georges)

nefandus, a, um (ne u. fari; eig. »was man nicht aussprechen darf od. sollte«; dah.) unerlaubt, gottlos, ruchlos, verrucht (Ggstz. fandus, s. for), scelus, Cic.: odium, Verg.: fandus nefandusque sanguis, Liv.: nefandi homines, Quint. – Superl., nefandissimum caput, Iustin. 18, 7, 10: nefandissime senex, Ps. Quint. decl. 18, 11. – masc. pl. subst., nefandi (Ggstz. boni), Ov. trist. 4, 4, 65. – neutr. subst., di memores fandi atque nefandi, des Unrechts, Frevels, Verg.: omnia fanda nefanda, Catull.: ubi multa nefanda casu super ausi atque passi, Sall. fr.

Latin > English

nefandus nefanda, nefandum ADJ :: impious, wicked; abominable