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Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

vĕl-ut: or vĕl-ŭti, adv. (cf. vel, II.),
I even as, just as, like as.
I Correl., with a foll. sic or ita (very rare).
   A In gen.: velut in cantu et fidibus, sic ex corporis totius naturā et figurā varios motus ciere, Cic. Tusc. 1, 10, 20 (al. vel ut): cum velut Sagunti excidium Hannibali, sic, etc., Liv. 31, 18, 9: velut per fistulam, ita per apertam vitis medullam umor trahitur, Col. 3, 18, 5.—
   B In partic., to introduce comparisons: veluti Consul, cum, etc. ... sic exspectabat populus, etc., Enn. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 48, 107 (Ann. v. 87 Vahl.): ac veluti magno in populo cum saepe coorta est Seditio ... Sic, etc., Verg. A. 1 148;
v. infra, II. B. 2., and atque, II. 4.—
II Absol.
   A In gen.: studeo hunc lenonem perdere, velut meum erum macerat, Plaut. Poen. 4, 1, 2: cum repente instructas velut in acie certo gradulegiones accedere Galli viderent, Hirt. B. G. 8, 9: ne vitam silentio transeant veluti pecora, quae, etc., Sall. C. 1, 1: veluti qui sentibus anguem Pressit, Verg. A. 2, 379. —With abl. absol.: cum velut inter pugnae fugaeque consilium trepidante equitatu, Liv. 1, 14, 8 Weissenb. ad loc.; cf. id. 1, 31, 3; 1, 29, 4; 1, 53, 5; 2, 12, 13.—
   B In partic.
   1    To connect, by way of example, a single instance with an established general proposition, as, for instance, for example: hoc est incepta efficere pulchre, veluti mihi Evenit, ut ovans praedā onustus incederem, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 9, 145; id. Rud. 3, 1, 4; id. Merc. 2, 1, 3; cf. id. Aul. 3, 4, 3; id. Curc. 5, 3, 4; id. Truc. 2, 1, 35; 2, 7, 19: numquam tam male est Siculis, quin aliquid facete et commode dicant: veluti in hac re aiebant, In labores Herculis, etc., Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 44, § 95: ut illi dubia quaedam res ... probetur: velut apud Socraticum Aeschinem demonstrat Socrates, etc., id. Inv. 1, 31, 51: est etiam admiratio nonnulla in bestiis aquatilibus iis, quae gignuntur in terrā. Veluti crocodili, etc., id. N. D. 2, 48, 124; id. Fin. 2, 35, 116; cf.: multa conjecta sunt aliud alio tempore, velut hoc, etc., id. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 7, § 23: velut in hac quaestione plerique dixerunt, id. N. D. 1, 1, 2: velut iste chorus virtutum in eculeum inpositus imagines constituit, id. Tusc. 5, 5, 13: aliae quoque artes minores habent multiplicem materiam, velut architectonice, Quint. 2, 21, 8: sermonibus ejus fruebar, veluti fuit illa sermocinatio, Gell. 19, 8, 1.—
   2    To introduce a comparison or figurative expression, as, like, as it were: concurrunt veluti venti, cum spiritus Austri, etc., Enn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 2 (Ann. v. 423 Vahl.); 6, 3 (ib. v. 431 ib.): frena dabat Sipylus, veluti cum, etc., Ov. M. 6, 231: migrantes cernas totāque ex urbe ruentes, Ac, veluti ingentem formicae farris acervum Cum populant, etc., Verg. A. 4, 402; cf. supra, I. B.: hic velut hereditate relictum odium paternum conservavit, etc., Nep. Hann. 1, 3: quoddam simplex orationis condimentum, quod sentitur latente judicio velut palato, Quint. 6, 3, 19: ducetur rerum ipsā serie velut duce, id. 10, 7, 6: haec velut sagina dicendi, id. 10, 5, 17: inaequalia tantum et velut confragosa, id. 8, 5, 29: haec est velut imperatoria virtus, id. 7, 10, 13.—
   3    To introduce a hypothetical comparative clause, just as if, just as though, as if, as though.
   a Usually velut si: absentis Ariovisti crudelitatem, velut si coram adesset, horrerent, Caes. B. G. 1, 32: tantus patres metus de summā rerum cepit, velut si jam ad portas hostis esset, Liv. 21, 16, 2; Quint. 2, 13, 1: velut si urbem adgressurus Scipio foret, ita, etc., Liv. 29, 28, 9: facies inducitur illis (corporibus mixtis) Una, velut si quis, etc., Ov. M. 4, 375.—
   b Sometimes, in this sense, velut alone: saepe, velut gemmas ejus signumque probarem, Per causam memini me tetigisse manum, Tib. 1, 6, 25 (21); Ov. M. 4, 596: velut ea res nihil ad religionem pertinuisset, Liv. 2, 36, 1: velut abundarent omnia, id. 2, 41, 9: me quoque juvat, velut ipse in parte laboris ac periculi fuerim, ad finem pervenisse, etc., id. 31, 1, 1 Weissenb. ad loc.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

vĕlŭt⁷ ou vĕlŭtī (vel et ut), adv.,
1 par exemple comme, ainsi, par exemple : velut in hac re Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 95, par exemple à propos de cette aventure, cf. Pl. Aul. 462 ; Rud. 596, etc. ; Cic. Nat. 2, 124 ; Fin. 2, 116 ; Tusc. 5, 23, etc.
2 [dans les compar.] comme, de la manière que, ainsi que : a) velut... sic [rart ita : Col. Rust. 3, 18, 5 ] Virg. En. 1, 248 ; Liv. 31, 18, 9, de même que... de même ; b) veluti pecora Sall. C. 1, 1, comme des animaux, cf. Hirt. G. 8, 9, 1 ; c) comme, pour ainsi dire : velut hereditate relictum odium Nep. Hann. 1, 3, haine pour ainsi dire laissée en héritage, cf. Quint. 10, 5, 17 ; 8, 5, 19
3 [dans les hypothèses] : a) velut si subj., comme si : Cæs. G. 1, 32 ; Liv. 21, 16, 2 ; 29, 28, 9 ; Quint. 2, 13, 1 ; b) velut seul et subj., comme si : Tib. 1, 6, 25 ; Ov. M. 4, 596 ; Liv. 2, 36, 1 ; 2, 41, 9 ; 29, 9, 5, etc. ; c) avec abl. absolu : velut inter pugnæ fugæque consilium trepidante equitatu Liv. 1, 14, 8, comme si la cavalerie hésitait entre le parti du combat et celui de la retraite, cf. Liv. 1, 29, 4 ; 2, 12, 13 ; 26, 37, 5, etc.

{{Georges |georg=vel-ut od. vel-utī, Adv., ganz wie, gleich wie (als), ebenso [[wie I) korrelativ, m. folg. sic, selten ita: A) im allg.: velut in cantu et fidibus, sic ex corporis totius natura et figura varios modos ciere, Cic. – B) insbes., bei Anführung von Gleichnissen, ac veluti magno in populo cum saepe coorta est seditio... sic etc., Verg. Aen. 1, 148. – II) absol., A) im allg.: velut hesterno die, Cic.: veluti pecora, Sall.: oft beim Abl. absol., s. Weißenb. Liv. 1, 14, 8. – B) insbes.: 1) zur beispielsweisen Anfügung eines einzelnen Falles zu einer allgemeinen Behauptung, wie od. so zum Beispiel (s. Brix Plaut. mil. 25. Lorenz Plaut. Pseud. 749), velut haec mi evenit servitus, Plaut. Pseud. 771: velut ex ea disputatione, quae mihi nuper habita est in Tusculano, Cic. Tusc. 2, 2: est etiam admiratio nonnulla in bestiis aquatilibus iis, quae gignuntur in terra, veluti crocodili etc., Cic. de nat. deor. 2, 124: non elogia monumentorum id significant, velut hoc ad portam etc., Cic. de fin. 2, 116. – 2) bei Anführung eines Gleichnisses oder beim Gebrauche bildlicher Ausbrücke, a) bei Gleichnissen, wie, gleichwie, frena dabat Sipylus, veluti cum praescius imbris etc., Ov. met. 6, 231; vgl. Verg. Aen. 4, 402. – b) bei bildlichen Ausdrücken, gleichsam, velut hereditate relictum odium paternum, Nep.: haec velut sagina dicendi, Quint.: num ergo dubium est, quin ei velut opes sint quaedam parandae, Quint.: inaequalia et velut confragosa, Quint. – 3) velut si u. zuw. bl. velut, zur Anknüpfung eines hypothet. Vergleichungssatzes, gleichsam als wenn, wie wenn, a) velut si: absentis Ariovisti crudelitatem, velut si coram adesset, horrerent, Caes.: velut si iam ad portas hostis esset, Liv. – b) bl, velut. od. veluti: veluti gemmas eius signumque probarem, Tibull. 1, 6, 25: veluti cognosceret, Ov. met. 4, 596: velut ea res nihil ad religionem pertinuisset, Liv. 2, 36, 1 (u. so oft bei Liv., s. Weißenb. Liv. 31, 1, 1). }}

Latin > English

velut ADV :: just as, as if