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supervacuus

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Latin > English

supervacuus supervacua, supervacuum ADJ :: superfluous, redundant, more than needed; unnecessary, pointless, purposeless

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

sŭper-văcŭus: a, um, adj.,
I useless, needless, unnecessary, superfluous, redundant (not ante-Aug.; while supervacaneus is class.): omne supervacuum pleno de pectore manat, Hor. A. P. 337: non tam obest audire supervacua quam ignorare necessaria, Quint. 12, 8, 7: carnes, Plin. 32, 7, 24, § 69: coma, id. 16, 36, 64, § 158: radix, id. 25, 9, 64, § 111: frondes, Col. 5, 5, 19: mihi Baias Musa supervacuas Antonius facit, of no benefit, Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 3: sepulcri honores, id. C. 2, 20, 24: metus, Ov. P. 2, 7, 6: cultus lupini, Col. 2, 11, 5: doctrina, Quint. 2, 8, 8: labor, id. 3, 6, 65: facta, Suet. Tib. 52: pugna, Just. 3, 7, 4: multa, Plin. Pan. 50: littera, Quint. 12, 10, 3: dolium, App. M. 9, p. 219, 19: quod monere supervacuum fuerat, Quint. 1, 4, 22; 11, 2, 45; Col. Arb. 26, 9; Plin. 25, 10, 74, § 121: qui dicit: tu occidisti, supervacuum habet postea dicere: ego non occidi, Quint. 7, 2, 21: quale sit describere supervacuum habeo, Plin. 27, 12, 99, § 125: diligentiam in supervacuis adfectare, id. 17, 1, 1, § 9.— Adv. with prepp.: res ad praecavendum vel ex supervacuo movit, Liv. 2, 37, 8: quid est iracundia in supervacuum tumultuante frigidius? to no purpose, uselessly, Sen. Ira, 2, 11, 2; id. Cons. ad Marc. 1, 6; id. Ep. 70, 15: adjectio vicini pro supervacuo habenda est, Dig. 8, 4, 5.—Adv., superfluously, uselessly.
   a Form sŭpervăcŭō, Plin. 11, 25, 30, § 87; Dig. 11, 7, 14 med.; 18, 1, 64.—
   b Form sŭpervăcŭē, Paul. Sent. 3, 5, 20; Tert. ad Mart. 1; Vulg. Psa. 24, 4; 34, 7.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

sŭpervăcŭus,⁹ a, um, surabondant, superflu, inutile : Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 3 ; P. 337 ; Quint. 2, 8, 8 ; 3, 6, 65, etc.; pl. n., supervacua Quint. 12, 8, 7, des choses inutiles || supervacuum est avec inf. Sen. Brev. 6, 3 ; Plin. Min. Ep. 7, 17, 5, il est inutile de || ex supervacuo Liv. 2, 37, 8 ; in supervacuum Sen. Marc. 1, 6 ; Ep. 70, 17, inutilement.

Latin > German (Georges)

super-vacuus, a, um, überflüssig, unnütz, unnötig, cibus, Cels.: carnes, Plin.: radix, Plin.: frondes, Colum.: auxilium, curatio, Cels.: res, Sen. rhet.: adoptio, Sen. rhet.: labor, Quint.: facta, Suet.: doctrina, Suet.: metus, Ov.: irritatio, Val. Max.: mihi Baias Musa supervacuas Antonius facit, unnütz, unwirksam, Hor. – supervacuum est m. Infin., Colum. 5, 1, 8. Cels. 3, 18. p. 99, 13 D.; 3, 20. p. 104, 20 D. u.a. Sen. suas. 6, 24. Sen. de brev. vit. 6, 3. Plin. ep. 7, 17, 5. Curt. 7, 4 (16), 18 u. 8, 8 (26), 4. Pallad. 3, 25, 4. – adv., in supervacuum, Sen.: ex supervacuo, Liv.: u. bl. supervacuo, Plin. u. ICt.