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somnium

Οὔτοι συνέχθειν, ἀλλὰ συμφιλεῖν ἔφυν -> I was not born to hate, but to love.
Sophocles, Antigone 523

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

somnĭum: ii, n. id..
I Lit., a dream, Cic. Div. 1, 20, 39; 2, 58, 119; Plin. 10, 75, 98, § 211; Macr. Somn. Scip. 1, 3; Lact. Opif. Dei, 18: rex Priamus somnio perculsus, Enn. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 21, 42 (Trag. v. 59 Vahl.): dum huic conicio somnium, interpret, Plaut. Curc. 2, 2, 3; cf. id. Rud. 3, 1, 19: interpretes somniorum, Cic. Div. 1, 58, 132: jucundissima somnia, id. Fin. 5, 20, 55: per somnia loquentes, talking in their sleep, Lucr. 5, 1158; cf.: quae somnio visa fuerant, Liv. 8, 6, 11 Weissenb.—
   B Personified: Somnia, dreams, as divinities, Cic. N. D. 3, 17, 44; Ov. M. 11, 588; 11, 614 sq—
II Transf.
   A For any thing idle, silly, or without foundation (cf. somnio, II.), a dream, an idle whim or fancy, stuff, nonsense: tu, quantus quantus, nihil nisi sapientia es: Ille somnium, Ter. Ad. 3, 3, 41: de argento, somnium, id. ib. 2, 1, 50; id. Phorm. 5, 6, 34.—Plur.: fabulae! ... logi! ... somnia! Ter. Phorm. 3, 2, 9: et vigilans stertis nec somnia cernere cessas, visions, Lucr. 3, 1048; cf. id. 1, 105: spes inanes et velut somnia quaedam vigilantium, Quint. 6, 2, 30: exposui fere non philosophorum judicia, sed delirantium somnia, Cic. N. D. 1, 16, 42: Chrysippus Stoicorum somniorum vaferrimus interpres, id. ib. 1, 15, 39: leviter curare videtur, Quo promissa cadant et somnia Pythagorea, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 52.—
   B Poet.: Somnus, tibi somnia tristia portans, i. e. fatal sleep, Verg. A. 5, 840.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

somnĭum,¹⁰ ĭī, n. (somnus),
1 songe, rêve : Cic. Div. 1, 39 ; 2, 119, etc. || les Songes [pl. personnifié] : Cic. Nat. 3, 44 ; Ov. M. 11, 588
2 = chimère, extravagance : Cic. Nat. 1, 39 ; 1, 42 ; Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 52 || somnia ! Ter. Phorm. 494, rêveries ! chansons ! somnium ! Ter. Phorm. 874, tu rêves ! cf. Ter. Ad. 204 ; Pl. Amph. 738.

Latin > German (Georges)

somnium, iī, n. (somnus), der Traum, 1) eig.: tibi somnia tristia portans, Verg.: haec metuo, ne sint somnia, bloße Träume, Cic.: interpretes somniorum, Cic. u. Quint.: somnio uti, Cic., od. somnium videre, Ov., einen Traum haben, träumen: per somnia (im Tr.) loqui, Cic.: somnium somniare, s. somniono. I: alci conicere (deuten) somnium, Plaut.: fortasse hoc illi in somniis (viell. in somnis) Apollo aliquis nuntiavit, Lact. – 2) übtr., Traum = leere Einbildung, Wahn, somnium! Possen! Ter.: fabulae! somnia! Hirngespinste, Ter.: tu nil nisi sapientia es, ille somnium, ein Hirngespinst (ein Tor), Ter.

Latin > English

somnium somni(i) N N :: dream, vision; fantasy, day-dream