Definition of adulor
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LNS
adūlor, adūlārī, adūlātus sum
ἴλλειν, εἰλύω, ἐλύω, acc. to Lobeck, the ulo, ulor is connected with ἴλλειν (cf. εἰλύω, ἐλύω, and volvo), and thus denoted orig. the wagging of the tail and fawning of brutes; Mull., thought adulor was a form of adludo, to play with; cf. Ger. wedeln and Eng. to wheedle
deponent verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to cling to one fawningly, to fawn as a dog
  2. to flatter in a cringing manner, to fawn upon
Abbreviations
adūlor, ātūs, 1, v. dep. acc. to Lobeck, the -ulo, -ulor is connected with ἴλλειν (cf. εἰλύω, ἐλύω, and volvo), and thus denoted orig. the wagging of the tail and fawning of brutes; Fest. p. 21 Mull., thought adulor was a form of adludo, to play with; cf. Ger. wedeln and Eng. to wheedle, to cling to one fawningly, to fawn as a dog; and trop., of cringing flattery, which is exhibited in words and actions, to flatter in a cringing manner, to fawn upon (while assentari signified to yield to one in everything, to assent to what he says, and is used only of men; and blandiri, to be soft and pleasing in manner, to flatter by honeyed words as well as by captivating manners; cf. Cic. Lael. 25).

— Constr. with acc., more rarely with dat., Rudd. II. p. 136; Zumpt, § 389. In gen.: ferarum Agmen adulantum, Ov. M. 14, 45: Quin etiam blandas movere per aera caudas, Nostraque adulantes comitant vestigia, id. ib. 14, 257. caudam more adulantium canum blande movet, Gell. 5, 14: hi (canes) furem quoque adulantur, Col. 7, 12.

—Meton.: horrentem, trementem, adulantem omnīs videre te volui: vidi, Cic. Pis. 41: aperte adulantem nemo non videt, id. Lael. 26: aut adulatus aut admiratus fortunam sum alterius, id. Div. 2, 2, 6; Liv 45, 31: quemcunque principem, Tac. H. 1, 32: Neronem aut Tigellium, id. A. 16, 19: dominum, Sen. de Ira, 2, 31; Nep., Liv., and Curt. have the dat.: Antonio, Nep. Att. 8: praesentibus, Liv. 36, 7: singulis, Curt. 4, 1, 19.

—In the time of Quint. the use of the dat. was predominant: huic non hunc adulari jam dicitur, 9, 3, 1; yet Tac. preferred the acc., v. the passages cited above.

— Esp. of the servile reverence paid to Asiatic kings, προσκυνεῖν; cf. adulatio: more adulantium procubuerunt: conveniens oratio tam humili adulationi fuit, Liv. 30, 16: more Persarum, Val. Max. 4, 7, ext. 2; so id. ib. 6, 3, ext. 2.

—Hence, adū-lans, antis, P. a., flattering, adulatory: verba, Plin. Pan. 26: quid adulantius? Tert. adv. Marc. 1, 27.

—Sup. is wanting.

—* Adv.: adūlanter, flatteringly, fawningly, Fulg. Contin. Verg. p. 153.
 
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