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piceus

τύμβος, ὦ νυμφεῖον, ὦ κατασκαφής οἴκησις αἰείφρουρος, οἷ πορεύομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἐμαυτῆς -> Tomb, bridal chamber, eternal prison in the caverned rock, whither I go to find mine own.
Sophocles, Antigone, 883

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

pĭcĕus: a, um, adj. pix.
I Lit., of pitch, Lucr. 6, 135.—
II Transf., black as pitch, pitch-black: piceā crassus caligine, Verg. G. 2, 308: turbine fumans piceo, id. A. 3, 573: lumen, id. ib. 9, 75: nubes, Ov. M. 11, 549: caelum, Val. Fl. 2, 507: nimbus, id. 2, 115: oves, id. 3, 439: dentes, Mart. 2, 41, 7: imber piceus crassusque, Plin. 16, 33, 61, § 143: coacti aëris caligo picea, Ambros. in Luc. 7, 20.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

pĭcĕus,¹⁴ a, um (pix), de poix : Lucr. 6, 135 || noir [comme la poix], sombre, obscur, ténébreux : Virg. G. 2, 308 ; piceæ oves Val. Flacc. 3, 439, brebis noires.

Latin > German (Georges)

piceus, a, um (pix), I) aus Pech bestehend, Pech-, ignes, Lucan. 6, 135. – II) übtr., pechschwarz, caligo, Verg.: nubes, Ov.: imber, Plin.: coacti aëris caligo picea, Ambros. in Luc. 7. §. 20: Ggstz., color piceus et niveus, Apul. de deo Socr. prol. p. 3, 23 G. (p. 108 H).

Latin > English

piceus picea, piceum ADJ :: pitch black