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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)

nĭtĭdus: a, um, adj. niteo,
I shining, glittering, bright, polished, clear (class.; syn.: splendidus, lautus).
I Lit.: facite, sultis, nitidae ut aedes meae sint, Plaut. Stich. 1, 2, 8: in picturis alios horrida, inculta ... contra alios nitida, laeta delectant, Cic. Or. 11, 36: nitidus juventā (anguis), Verg. G. 3, 437: caesaries, id. ib. 4, 337: caput solis, id. ib. 1, 467: ebur, Ov. M. 2, 3: aries nitidissimus auro, id. F. 3, 867: aether, Val. Fl. 3, 467: pisces, with gleaming scales, Ov. M. 1, 74: cujus turbavit nitidos exstinctus passer ocellos, Juv. 6, 8.—
   B Transf.
   1    Of animals, sleek, plump, fat: jumenta, Nep. Eum. 5, 6.—
   2    Of persons, well-conditioned, well-favored, healthy-looking: me pinguem et nitidum bene curatā cute vises, Hor. Ep. 1, 4, 15.—So, nitidis sensibus haurire aliquid, with fresh, unblunted, unsated senses, Claud. Cons. Mall. Theod. 193.—
   3    Good-looking, handsome, beautiful, neat, elegant, spruce, trim: nimis nitida femina, Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 12; id. Aul. 3, 6, 4: quos pexo capillo nitidos videtis, Cic. Cat. 2, 10, 22: ex nitido fit rusticus, Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 83: villae, id. ib. 1, 15, 46: nitidioris vitae instrumenta, Plin. 13, 16, 30, § 100.—
   4    Of fields and plants, blooming, fertile, luxuriant: nitidae fruges arbustaque laeta, Lucr. 2, 594: campi nitidissimi viridissimique, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 18, § 47: nitidissima arboris pars, Plin. 17, 14, 24, § 104. —Poet.: nitidissimus annus, rich, fertile, Ov. F. 5, 265.—
   5    Of the wrestling ring, in allusion to the oil with which the wrestlers' bodies were anointed: palaestrae, Mart. 4, 8, 5.—
II Trop., cultivated, polished, refined: nitidum quoddam genus verborum et laetum, Cic. de Or. 1, 18, 81: verba nitidiora, id. Part. 5, 17: Isocrates nitidus et comptus, Quint. 10, 1, 79: Messala, id. 1, 7, 35: oratio, id. 8, 3, 18; 49; orator, id. 12, 10, 78: nitida et curata vox, id. 11, 3, 26: hilares nitidique vocantur, Juv. 11, 178: vita nitidior, Plin. 13, 16, 30, § 100.—Hence, adv.: nĭtĭdē, splendidly, brightly, beautifully, magnificently: ut nitide nitet, Plaut. Truc. 2, 4, 3: cenare nitide, id. Cas. 3, 6, 19; cf. id. Cist. 1, 1, 11.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

nĭtĭdus,¹⁰ a, um (niteo), brillant, luisant, resplendissant : [maison] Pl. St. 65 ; [tableau] Cic. Or. 36 ; [soleil] Virg. G. 1, 467 ; [ivoire] Ov. M. 2, 3 || gras, engraissé [animaux] : Nep. Eum. 5, 6 || brillant, florissant de santé [personnes] : Hor. Ep. 1, 4, 15 || beau, élégant, coquet : Pl. Aul. 540 ; Cic. Cat. 2, 22 ; Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 83 ; Plin. 13, 100 || gras, fertile [champs] : Lucr. 2, 594 ; -dissimus Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 47 || [poét.] nitidissimus annus Ov. F. 5, 265, année très riche || [style] brillant : Cic. de Or. 1, 81 ; -dior Cic. Part. 17 ; Quint. 10, 1, 79.

Latin > German (Georges)

nitidus, a, um (niteo), gleißend, blinkend, blank, glänzend, hell, I) eig. u. übtr.: A) eig.: ebur, Ov.: caput, Verg.: dies, heller, heiterer Tag, Ov.: coma nitidissima nardo, Ov. – B) übtr., schön, schön aussehend, schimmernd, prangend, a) v. Tieren, deren Leber usw., feist, glatt, iumenta, Nep.: vacca, Ov.: equus parum nitidus, gar nicht wohlhäbig, Gell.: si eādem horā aliae pecudis iecur nitidum atque, plenum est, aliae horridum atque exile, Cic. – b) v. Menschen, α) feist, wohlgenährt, wohlhäbig, rusticus, Tibull.: robur, Liv. – β) schmuck, nett, zierlich, femina, Plaut.: iuvenis volsus et nitidus, Hieron.: miles veste nitidus, Veget. mil.: ex nitido fit rusticus, aus dem schmucken, feinen Städter, Hor.: quos pexo capillo nitidos aut imberbes aut bene barbatos videtis, Cic.: si nitidior sis filiae nuptiis, Plaut. – c) v. Äckern u. Pflanzen, blühend, üppig, strotzend, campi nitidissimi, Cic.: fruges, Lucr.: si bene floruerint oleae, nitidissimus annus, Ov. – II) bildl., glänzend, schmuck, sauber, nett, fein, res (Plur.), rein strahlendes, reines Wesen (Leben), Iuven.: verba nitidiora, Cic.: Isocrates nitidus et comptus, Quint.: vox, Quint.: et quae verba nitidiore in parte videntur sordida, ubi res poscit, proprie dicuntur, Quint. – vita nitidior, Plin. 13, 100.

Latin > English

nitidus nitida, nitidum ADJ :: shining, bright