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stadium

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Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

stădĭum: ii, n. (
I masc. collat. form, acc. plur. stadios, Macr. Somn. Scip. 1, 15 med.; gen. plur. usu. stadium; but stadiorum, Plin. 2, 108, 112, § 247; 4, 1, 2, § 5; 4, 12, 24, § 75), = στάδιον.
I In gen., a stade, stadium, a distance of 125 paces, or 625 Roman feet, equal to 606 feet 9 inches English; it was an eighth part of a milliarium, or somewhat less than an eighth of an English mile, Plin. 2, 23, 21, § 85; Col. 5, 1, 6; Censor. de Die Nat. 13; Cic. Fin. 5, 1, 1; id. Ac. 2, 31, 100; id. Fam. 16, 2; Sall. Fragm. ap. Non. 496, 1; Plin. 2, 21, 19, § 83; 2, 108, 112, § 247.—
II In partic., a racecourse for foot - racing, of a stadium in length (among the Greeks): qui stadium currit, Cic. Off. 3, 10, 42: ut in stadio cursores exclamant, id. Tusc. 2, 23, 56; cf. Suet. Dom. 5; Eutr. 7, 15.—
   B Trop., a contest, = contentio (perh. only in the foll. passages): in stadium artis rhetoricae prodire, Auct. Her. 4, 3, 4: in stadio laudis versari, Rutil. Lup. 2, p. 77 (p. 139 Frotscher; but in Cic. Brut. 64, 230, the correct read. is in studio laudis).

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

stădĭum,¹⁰ ĭī, n. (στάδιον),
1 stade [mesure : 125 pas ou 625 pieds, le huitième du mille : Cic. Fin. 5, 1, etc.; Plin. 2, 85
2 le stade [carrière] : stadium currere Cic. Off. 3, 42, faire la course du stade, cf. Cic. Tusc. 2, 56 ; [fig.] Her. 4, 4 ; Cic. de Or. 1, 147.

Latin > German (Georges)

stadium, iī, n. (στάδιον), I) ein griechisches Längenmaß, rund 200 Meter, das Stadium, Cic. u. Plin.: Genet. Plur. oft stadiûm, zB. Sall. hist. fr. 1, 61. Plin. 2, 184 (vorher § 183 stadiorum). Curt. 8, 10 (37), 25. – II) meton., die Rennbahn, Laufbahn, qui stadium currit, Cic.: ut in stadio cursores exclamant, Cic.: stadio notus Olympico, Sen. tr.: apud Aegyptios se egit philosophum in omnibus stadiis templis locis, Capit.: excitavit stadium et odium, Suet. – bildl. = der Wettstreit, in stadium artis rhetoricae prodire, Cornif. rhet.: me adulescentem multos annos in stadio eiusdem laudis exercuit, Cic. – / Andere Form stadius, iī, m. (στάδιος), wov. Nom. Plur. stadii, Itin. Alex. 49 (112): Akk. Plur. stadios, Macr. somn. Scip. 1, 15, 18.

Latin > English

stadium stadi(i) N N :: stade, Greek measure of distance, (~607 feet, nearly furlong); race course