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suavitas

Φιλοκαλοῦμέν τε γὰρ μετ' εὐτελείας καὶ φιλοσοφοῦμεν ἄνευ μαλακίας -> Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not makes us soft.
Τhucydides, 2.40.1

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

suāvĭtas: ātis, f. suavis,
I sweetness, pleasantness, agreeableness (class. and freq.).
I To the senses: is (piscis) habet suavitatem, Plaut. As. 1, 3, 27: quid suavitatem piscium dicam? Cic. N. D. 2, 64, 160: (muriatica) Sine omni lepore et sine suavitate, Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 33: cibi, Cic. Phil. 2, 45, 115: odorum, id. Sen. 17, 59: coloris, id. Opt. Gen. 3, 8: me tuus sonus et suavitas ista delectat: omitto verborum ... sed hanc dico suavitatem, quae erit ex ore, id. de Or. 3, 11, 42: villa mirificā suavitate, id. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 2, § 3 et saep.—Plur.: ut conquirat undique suavitates, Cic. Off. 3, 33, 117; Lact. 7, 5, 23 al.—
II To the mind or feelings: mira quaedam in cognoscendo suavitas et delectatio, Cic. de Or. 1, 43, 193: humanitatis, id. Cael. 11, 25: quem omnes amare meritissimo pro ejus eximiā suavitate debemus, id. de Or. 1, 55, 234: sermonum atque morum, id. Lael. 18, 66: studiorum, id. Rep. 1, 4, 7: mira carminibus dulcedo, mira suavitas, mira hilaritas, Plin. Ep. 3, 1, 7.— Plur.: propter multas suavitates ingenii, officii, humanitatis tuae, Cic. Fam. 3, 1, 1.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

suāvĭtās,¹¹ ātis, f. (suavis), douceur, qualité agréable, suavité : a) [aliments] Cic. Phil. 2, 115 || moelleux du vin : Cic. Br. 287 ; [parfum] Cic. CM 59 ; [teint agréable] Cic. Opt. 8 || douceur du timbre de la voix : Cic. de Or. 3, 42 || suavitates Cic. Off. 3, 117, douceurs, jouissances ; b) [pour l’esprit, l’âme] douceur, charme, agrément : Cic. de Or. 1, 193 ; Cæl. 25 ; Læl. 66 ; Rep. 1, 7 ; alicujus eximia suavitas Cic. de Or. 1, 234, l’exquise amabilité de qqn ; pl., Cic. Fam. 3, 1, 1.

Latin > German (Georges)

suāvitās, ātis, f. (suavis), die Lieblichkeit, Annehmlichkeit, das Anziehende, I) für die Sinne: cibi, Cic.: odorum, Cic.: coloris, Cic.: oris et vocis, Nep.: valentissimae vocis, Sen. rhet.: – Plur., suavitates, angenehme Genüsse, Cic.: mortiferae libidinum suavitates, Lact.: suavitates variarum voluptatum, Lact.: multas odorum suavitates spargere, Ambros. in Luc. 6. § 21; vgl. Bünem. Lact. 7, 5, 23. – II) für das innere Gefühl u. den Geist: vitae, Cic.: mira quaedam in cognoscendo s., Cic.: eius eximia s., Liebenswürdigkeit, Cic.: so auch s. quaedam sermonum (Konversation) atque morum (Benehmen übh.), Cic. – Plur., propter multas suavitates ingenii, officii, humanitatis tuae, Cic. ep. 3, 1, 1.

Latin > English

suavitas suavitatis N F :: charm, attractiveness; sweetness