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volucer

Τοῦ ὅλου οὖν τῇ ἐπιθυμίᾳ καὶ διώξει ἔρως ὄνομα → Love is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete
Plato, Symposium, 192e10

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

vŏlŭcer: ū̆cris, ū̆cre (
I gen. plur. volucrium, Cic. ap. Charis. p. 119 P.; masc. volucris, Tib. 4, 1, 209; Sil. 10, 471; fem. volucer fama, Petr. poët. 123, 210; cf. acer; on the quantity of the u in volucris, v. Quint. 1, 5, 28), adj. cf. 2. volo, flying, winged (class.; syn.: ales, volatilis).
I Lit.
   1    Adj.: bestiae, Cic. Tusc. 5, 13, 38; id. Lael. 21, 81: angues, id. N. D. 1, 36, 101: dracones, Ov. M. 7, 218: Cupido, id. ib. 9, 482: natus, i. e. Cupid, id. ib. 5, 364: deus, i. e. Mercury, Stat. Th. 2, 55; cf. pes (Mercurii), Ov. F. 5, 88; and: o nuntium volucrem! Cic. Quint. 25, 80.—
   2    Subst.: vŏlū̆cris, is, f. (sc. avis, once masc., sc. ales: teneros volucres, Cic. poët. Div. 2, 30, 64), a bird, a flying creature, Lucr. 1, 12; 2, 145; 2, 344; Cic. de Or. 2, 6, 23; id. Ac. 2, 25, 81: marinae, Prop. 3, 7 (4, 6), 11; Ov. A. A. 3, 35; id. H. 10, 123: Junonis, i. e. the peacock, id. M. 15, 385; cf. Junonia, id. Med. Fac. 33; of the cock: volucres cecinere diem, Coripp. 1, 199; cf. Sil. 14, 22; the eagle, Luc. 6, 129: obscenae, Verg. A. 3, 241: Tityi volucres, vultures, Prop. 2, 20 (3, 13), 31; Hor. S. 1, 8, 6; of the sirens, Stat. S. 5, 3, 87; Quint. 10, 3, 24; 12, 11, 13; Suet. Aug. 13: pictae, Verg. A. 4, 525; Ov. M. 1, 308: volucris parvula, the fly, Phaedr. 5, 3, 3.—
   B Transf., of any thing that moves rapidly, flying, winged, fleet, swift, rapid (mostly poet.; syn. velox): lumen, Lucr. 6, 173; cf.: ritu flammarum, id. 1, 1102: fumi, Verg. G. 2, 217: aurae, id. A. 11, 795; Ov. M. 13, 807: nebulae, id. ib. 1, 602: procellae, id. Am. 2, 11, 33: sagitta, Verg. A. 5, 242; Ov. M. 9, 102; called also ferrum, id. Tr. 3, 10, 64: harundo, Verg. A. 5, 544: equi, Ov. M. 2, 153; 2, 234; 4, 245: currus, Hor. C. 1, 34, 8: volucri freta classe pererrat, Ov. M. 7, 460: jam volucrem sequor Te per gramina Martii Campi, speeding, running, Hor. C. 4, 1, 38 et saep.—
II Trop.
   A In gen., fleet, swift, rapid: nihil est tam volucre quam maledictum, Cic. Planc. 23, 57: aliud genus (dicendi) est ... verbis volucre atque incitatum, id. Brut. 95, 325: volucri spe et cogitatione rapiuntur a domo longius, id. Rep. 2, 4, 7: somnus, Verg. A. 2, 794: fatum, Hor. C. 2, 17, 24.—
   B In partic., passing quickly by, fleeting, transient, transitory: o volucrem fortunam, Cic. Sull. 32, 91: dies, Hor. C. 3, 28, 6; 4, 13, 16: fama, Ov. H. 17, 207; Petr. 123: gaudium, Tac. Or. 9.—Adv.: vŏlŭcrĭter, swiftly, rapidly (post-class.): congregati, Amm. 17, 1, 12: perurgebat nocentes innocentesque, id. 29, 1, 18.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

vŏlŭcĕr,¹⁰ cris, cre (volare),
1 qui vole, ailé : Cic. Tusc. 5, 38 ; Læl. 81 ; Nat. 1, 101 ; Ov. M. 9, 482 ; volucer deus Stat. Th. 2, 55, le dieu ailé, Mercure [ou Cupidon : Ov. M. 5, 364 ]
2 rapide, vite, léger, ailé : [en parl. de la lumière] Lucr. 6, 173 ; [d’une flèche] Virg. En. 5, 242 ; [d’un char] Hor. O. 1, 34, 8 || [fig.] nihil est tam volucre quam maledictum Cic. Planc. 57, rien n’a le vol aussi prompt qu’une médisance ; genus (dicendi) verbis volucre atque incitatum Cic. Br. 325, style aux phrases vives et rapides || passager, fugitif, éphémère : Cic. Sulla 91 ; Hor. O. 3, 28, 6 ; 4, 13, 16 ; Tac. D. 9. volucer, f. Petr. 123, 1, 210 (volucer fama) || volucris, m. Tib. 4, 1, 209 ; Sil. 10, 471 || gén. pl. volucrum Ov. M. 7, 218, v. volucris.

Latin > German (Georges)

volucer, volucris, volucre (volo, āre), fliegend, geflügelt, I) eig. u. übtr.: 1) eig.: a) adi.: angues, Cic.: columba, Verg.: deus od. puer, Kupido, Ov.: pes (des Merkur), Ov. fast. 5, 88: turba, Vögel, Ov.: bestiae volucres, Vögel, Cic.: volucria animalia, Tac. – b) subst.: α) volucris, is, f. (sc. bestia; als masc., sc. ales, nur Cic. poët. de div. 2, 64. Coripp. in laud. Iustin. Aug. min. 1, 199), der Vogel, Ov. u.a.: volucris peregrina, Zugvogel, Phaedr.: sueta aquis volucris, Tac.: volucris parvula, von der Fliege, Phaedr.: öfter Plur., volucrēs, um, f., die Vögel, Cic. u.a.: volucrum cantus, Cic. u.a. – β) volucre, is, n. (Ggstz. animal), consumptum est animal et volucre, Vulg. Ierem. 12, 4. – 2) übtr., v. allem, was sich schnell bewegt, fliegend, flüchtig, eilig, sagitta, Verg.: ferrum (Geschoß), Verg.: fumus, Verg.: motus astrorum, Cic. poët.: Hebrus, Verg. – equus, Mart.: nuntius, Cic.: volucer pede, Auson. parent. 17, 14. – II) bildl.: 1) im allg., flüchtig, eilend, schnell, aliud genus (dicendi) verbis volucre atque incitatum, Cic.: nihil est tam volucre quam maledictum, nichts läuft so schnell um, Cic.: v. somnus, Verg.: fatum, Hor. – 2) insbes., flüchtig, vergänglich, unbeständig, fortuna, Cic.: gaudium, Tac.: dies, Hor.: fama, Ov. – / α) volucer, fem., fama, Petron. 123, 210: dagegen volucris, masc., Tibull. 4, 1, 209: sonipes, Sil. 10, 471. – β) Genet. Plur. gew. volucrum, zB. subst., Verg. Aen. 3, 216: adj., Verg. cat. 11, 29. Ov. met. 7, 218: doch volucrium, subst., Varro r.r. 1, 38, 1 K. Cic. de fin. 2, 110; de nat. deor. 2, 99. Fabian. bei Charis. 146, 28. – γ) Über die Messung des u in volucris s. Quint. 1, 5, 28. – δ) volucre u. volucres, eine Art Raupen, s. volucra.

Latin > English

volucer volucris N M :: bird, flying insect/creature
volucer volucer volucris, volucre ADJ :: winged, flying; in rapid motion, fleet; transient, fleeting