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puerilis

Φοβοῦ τὸ γῆρας, οὐ γὰρ ἔρχεται μόνον -> Fear old age, for it never comes alone
Menander

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

pŭĕrīlis: e, adj. puer.
I Lit., boyish, childish, youthful (class.): puerili specie, senili prudentiā, Cic. Div. 2, 23, 50: aetas, id. Arch. 3, 4; cf. tempus, Ov. M. 6, 719: disciplina, Cic. N. D. 1, 26, 72; id. Rep. 4, 3, 3: institutio, id. de Or. 2, 1, 1: doctrina, id. ib. 3, 31, 125; Quint. 1, 1, 9: delectatio, Cic. Fin. 1, 21, 72: regnum, Liv. 1, 3: blanditiae, Ov. M. 6, 626: manus, Cels. 3, 27, 3: ostrum, the prœtexta, Stat. S. 5, 2, 66: agmen, a troop of boys, Verg. A. 5, 548.—In distinction from virgineus: (faciem) virgineam in puero, puerilem in virgine possis (dicere), boyish, Ov. M. 8, 323.—
   B In partic., in mal. part.: officium, Plaut. Cist. 4, 1, 5: supplicium, Mart. 2, 60, 2; and absol. puerile, id. 9, 67, 3; cf.: puerile obtulit corollarium, App. M. 3, p. 138, 13; Hyg. Fab. 189.—
II Transf., boyish, childish, puerile, trivial, silly (rare but class.): acta illa res est animo virili, consilio puerili, Cic. Att. 14, 21, 3: sententia, Ter. Phorm. 5, 7, 56: vota, Ov. Tr. 3, 8, 11: res (with insubidae, inertes), Gell. 18, 8, 1: isagogae, id. 1, 2, 6: puerile est, Ter. And. 2, 6, 18.—Comp.: si puerilius his ratio esse evincet amare, Hor. S. 2, 3, 250. —Hence, adv.: pŭĕrīlĭtĕr, like a child: ludentes, Phaedr. 3, 8, 5: blandiri, Liv. 21, 1.—
   B Childishly, foolishly, sillily: stultus, Plaut. Pers. 4, 4, 42; Cic. Fin. 1, 6, 19: facere, id. Ac. 2, 11, 33; 2, 17, 54; Tac. H. 4, 86.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

pŭĕrīlis,¹⁰ e (puer),
1 enfantin, de l’enfance : æstas puerilis Cic. Arch. 4, enfance ; delectatio Cic. Fin. 1, 72, plaisirs enfantins ; regnum puerile Liv. 1, 3, 4, règne d’un enfant
2 [fig.] puéril, irréfléchi : puerili consilio Cic. Att. 14, 21, 3, avec une tactique d’enfants, cf. Br. 124 ; puerile est Ter. Andr. 449, c’est un enfantillage || comp. n. puerilius Hor. S. 2, 3, 250.

Latin > German (Georges)

puerīlis, e (puer), kindlich, knabenmäßig, jugendlich, Kinder-, Knaben-, I) eig.: crepitacula u. crepundia, Kinderklappern, Quint. u. Val. Max.: dentes, Sen.: aetas, Cic.: anni, Ov. u. Plin.: tempus, kindliches Alter (Ggstz. iuventa), Ov.: species, Cic.: facies, Ov.: agmen, ein Zug von Knaben, Verg.: regnum, königliche Regierung jmds. als Jüngling, Liv.: institutio, Quint.: passio, die Epilepsie, Cael. Aur.: delectatio, jugendliche Ergötzung, Cic.: puerili verbere moneri, mit der Kinderrute zurechtgewiesen werden (v. einem Mädchen), Tac.: affectus verberibus puerilibus, mit der Kinderrute bestraft, Iul. Val. – II) übtr., knabenhaft, kindisch, läppisch, consilium, Cic.: sententia, Ter.: puerile est, Ter.: Compar., si puerilius his ratio esse evincet amare, Hor. sat. 2, 3, 250. – neutr. pl. subst., nugalia vel puerilia (Kindereien), Non. 150, 26.

Latin > English

puerilis puerilis, puerile ADJ :: boyish; youthful, childish