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operosus

Ἓν οἶδα, ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα –> I know only one thing, that I know nothing | all I know is that I know nothing.
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, Book 2 sec. 32.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

ŏpĕrōsus: a, um, adj. opera.
I Taking great pains, painstaking, active, busy, industrious, laborious (class.; syn.: laboriosus, industrius): senectus, opp. to languida atque iners, Cic. Sen. 8, 26: colonus, Ov. Nuce, 57: cultibus ambae, id. Am. 2, 10, 5. —Poet. with Gr. acc.: Cynthia non operosa comas (al. comis), Prop. 5, 8, 52.—Poet. with gen.: vates operose dierum, in regard to, Ov. F. 1, 101.—Sup.: Syria in hortis operosissima, exceedingly industrious in gardening, Plin. 20, 5, 16, § 33.—
   B Transf., of a medicine, active, efficacious, powerful, drastic (poet.): herbae, Ov. M. 14, 22.—
II That costs much trouble, troublesome, toilsome, laborious, difficult, elaborate (syn. difficilis): labor operosus et molestus, Cic. N. D. 2, 23, 59: artes, handicrafts, id. Off. 2, 5, 17: opus, id. Q. Fr. 2, 14, 1: res, Liv. 4, 8: templa, costly, sumptuous, Ov. M. 15, 667: moles mundi, the artfully constructed fabric of the universe, id. ib. 1, 258: castaneae cibo, hard to digest, Plin. 15, 23, 25, § 93: carmina, elaborate, Hor. C. 4, 2, 31.—Comp.: ne quis sepulcrum faceret operosius, quam quod decem homines effecerint triduo, Cic. Leg. 2, 26, 64: divitiae operosiores, Hor. C. 3, 1, 48; 3, 12, 5.—Hence, adv.: ŏpĕrōsē.
   A Lit., with great labor or pains, laboriously, carefully (class.): nec flat operose, Cic. Or. 44, 149: vina condita, Ov F. 5, 269.—Comp.: dicemus operosius, more precisely, Plin. 18, 26, 65, § 238.—
   B Transf., exactly, accurately (post-Aug.): dicemus mox paulo operosius, Plin. 18, 26, 65, § 238.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

ŏpĕrōsus,¹¹ a, um (opera),
1 qui se donne de la peine, laborieux, actif : operosa senectus Cic. CM 26, vieillesse active ; vates operose diērum Ov. F. 1, 101, ô chantre laborieux des jours [c.-à.-d. des fastes] || [avec in abl.] -issimus Plin. 20, 33, occupé spécialement à || [poét.] efficace, puissant : Ov. M. 14, 22
2 qui coûte beaucoup de peine, de soin, difficile, pénible : Cic. Nat. 2, 59 ; operosa carmina Hor. O. 4, 2, 31, des vers laborieux ; artes operosæ Cic. Off. 2, 17, les arts pénibles, mécaniques [oppos. aux arts libéraux] ; operosius sepulcrum Cic. Leg. 2, 64, tombeau qui demande plus de travail.

Latin > German (Georges)

operōsus, a, um (opera), voller Mühe, I) aktiv = sich sehr beschäftigend, sich viele Mühe gebend, tätig, a) eig., Cic.: Syria in hortis operosissima, Plin.: m. Genet., vates operose dierum, in Ansehung der usw., Ov. fast. 1, 101 u. 3, 177. – b) übtr., wirksam, herba, Ov. met. 14, 22. – II) passiv, mit vieler Mühe verbunden, mühevoll, mühsam, labor, Cic.: ars, Cic.: artes, Handwerke, Cic.: opus, Cic.: molesta negotia et operosa, Cic.: res distracta et operosa (Ggstz. hilaris ac pacata), Sen.: non operosa comis, nicht mit gekünsteltem Haarputz, Prop.: operosius sepulchrum facere, Cic.: moles operosa mundi, der künstliche Bau des Weltalls, Ov.: monumentorum arduus et operosus honos, die E. eines hohen u. mühsamen Denkmals, Tac.: castaneae operosae cibo, schwer zu verdauen, Plin.

Latin > English

operosus operosa, operosum ADJ :: painstaking; laborious; elaborate