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Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

ōcĭor: ōcĭus (
I sup. ocissimus), adj. comp. [kindr. with Gr. ὠκύς, Sanscr. ācu, from the root ac, sharp; cf.: acer, acutus, ἀκωκή], swifter, fleeter (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
I Lit.: et ventis, et fulminis ocior alis, Verg. A. 5, 319; 10, 248: ocior cervis, Ocior Euro, Hor. C. 2, 16, 23; 24: aurā, id. ib. 1, 2, 48; 2, 20, 13: fugit ocior aurā, Ov. M. 1, 502: verbere, Luc. 1, 230: Tigris ocior remeat, Plin. 8, 18, 25, § 66: ociore ambitu, id. 2, 8, 6, § 39: ociore spatio, id. 2, 19, 17, § 81.—
II Transf., of time, quicker, sooner, earlier; sup.: ficorum ocissima senectus, Plin. 16, 31, 56, § 130: pira, the soonest ripe, id. 15, 15, 16, § 53: venenum, id. 27, 2, 2, § 4.—Hence, adv.: ōcĭ-ter; comp. ōcĭus; sup. ocissĭme (old collat. form oxime, Paul. ex Fest. p. 195 Müll.); quickly, swiftly, speedily (class. only in the comp. and sup.; cf.: ocius secundae collationis et deinde tertiae ocissime frequentata sunt, etc., Paul. ex Fest. p. 181 Müll.).
   A Posit. (ante- and post-class.): ociter serva cives, Enn. ap. Non. 277, 21, acc. to Vahl. ad Enn. Trag. v. 1: profer ociter, App. M. 1, p. 113, 32; p. 125, 8.—
   B Comp., more quickly or speedily, sooner, etc.: idque ocius faciet, si, etc., Cic. Rep. 6, 26, 29: ut ocius ad tuum pervenias, id. Quint. 13, 43: recreantur ocius, id. Tusc. 4, 14, 32: omnium Versatur urna, serius ocius Sors exitura, sooner or later, Hor. C. 2, 3, 26: angulus iste feret piper et tus ocius uvā, sooner than, rather than, id. Ep. 1, 14, 23: ocius illud extorquebis, i. e. more easily, Juv. 6, 53.—
   2    Sometimes the comp. is used in gen. for quickly, speedily: sequere hac me ocius, Ter Heaut. 4, 7, 4: gladio occursat, Caes. B. G. 5, 43: nemon' oleum fert ocius? quickly, Hor. S. 2, 7, 34; Juv. 14, 252; Verg. A. 5, 828: heus Phaedrome, exi, exi, exi, inquam, ocius, Plaut. Curc. 2, 2, 26.—
   C Sup., very quickly or speedily: ocissime nos liberi possumus fieri, Plaut. Fragm. ap. Paul. ex Fest. p. 181 Müll.: quam ocissume ad provinciam accedat, as speedily as possible, Sall. J. 25, 5: ferre, Plin. 17, 11, 16, § 87: sanant ulcera, id. 34, 10, 22, § 100.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

ōcĭŏr,¹³ ĭus, gén. ōris (ὠκίων), comparatif sans positif, plus rapide : Virg. En. 10, 247 ; Hor. O. 2, 16, 23 || [av. inf.] plus prompt à : Ov. M. 3, 616 || qui mûrit plus vite, plus précoce : Plin. 16, 130 || ocissimus Plin. 15, 53.

Latin > German (Georges)

ōcior, ōris, Adi. Compar. (ὠκίων), Superl. ōcissimus, a, um (ὤκιστος), I) geschwinder, schneller, ocior cervis. Hor.: ocior ventis, Verg.: Romanorum cursus ad victorem etiam ocior fuit, Liv.: omnium venenorum ocissimum (am schnellsten wirkend) esse aconitum, Plin. – m. Infin., ocior conscendere antemnas, Ov. met. 3, 616. – II) übtr., der Zeit nach geschwinder = zeitiger, eher, früher, ficorum radices, Plin.: ocissima pira, Plin.