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Latin > English

supervacaneus supervacanea, supervacaneum ADJ :: redundant; unnecessary

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

sŭper-văcānĕus: a, um, adj. vacuus,
I over and above what is necessary, needless, unnecessary, superfluous, supervacaneous (class.): vasa, supernumerary, extra, Cato, R. R. 12: opus, i. e. done at leisure hours, Cic. Sen. 16, 56: litterae, id. Att. 16, 2, 5: commemoratio officiorum, id. Fam. 3, 5, 1: oratio, Liv. 22, 39: defensio Pauli, id. 45, 37: iter, id. 21, 13: actio, Just. 11, 12 fin.: instituta (opp. necessaria), Suet. Rhet. 1: quicquid supervacaneum sit, aut usum non habeat, obstare, Cic. N. D. 1, 35, 99; cf.: omnia ita nata atque ita locata sunt, ut nihil eorum supervacaneum sit, id. ib. 2, 47, 121: descriptio omnium corporis partium, in quā nihil inane, nihil sine causā, nihil supervacaneum, id. ib. 1, 33, 92: de timore supervacaneum est disserere, Sall. C. 51, 19; 58, 11: quin alter consul pro supervacaneo atque inutili habeatur, Liv. 10, 24.—* Adv.: sŭper-văcānĕō, uselessly, superfluously. Front. Ep. ad Caes. 4, 3 med.>

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

sŭpervăcānĕus,¹³ a, um (super, vacuus),
1 qui est en plus, en surplus : Cato Agr. 12 ; supervacaneum opus Cic. CM 56, travail dans les moments de loisir
2 surabondant, inutile, superflu : Cic. Att. 16, 2, 5 ; Fam. 3, 5, 1 ; Liv. 22, 39, etc. ; nihil supervacaneum Cic. Nat. 2, 121, rien de superflu, cf. Cic. Nat. 1, 99 || supervacaneum est avec inf. Sall. C. 51, 19, il est inutile de ; pro supervacaneo haberi Liv. 10, 24, 12, passer pour être de trop.

{{Georges |georg=super-vacāneus, a, um (super u. vacuus), überflüssig, a) im guten Sinne, überzählig, vasa, Cato.: operae, in Mußestunden vorgenommene Beschäftigungen, Cic. – b) im üblen Sinne, [[überflüssig = unnötig, unnütz, litterae, Cic.: si supervacanea esset oratio mea, Liv.: quin alter consul pro supervacaneo atque inutili habeatur, Liv. – in qua nihil inane, nihil sine causa, nihil supervacaneum, Cic.: supervacaneum est m. Infin., Sall. Cat. 51, 19 u. 58, 5: ebenso supervacaneum videri potest m. Infin., Vell. 2, 36, 2. – Abl. supervacāneō adv., Fronto ad M. Caes. 4, 3. p. 65, 18 N. }}