Definition of affectus, adfectus
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LNS
affectus, affectūs
(adfectus, adfectūs)
afficio
noun (m., 4th declension)
  1. A state of body, of mind produced in one by some influence, a state or disposition of mind, affection, mood
  2. Love, desire, fondness, good-will, compassion, sympathy
  3. the beloved objects, the dear or loved ones
  4. wives and children
  5. the judges
  6. low, ignoble passion or desire
Abbreviations
affectus (adf-), ūs, m. afficio. A state of body, and esp. of mind produced in one by some influence (cf. affectio, I.), a state or disposition of mind, affection, mood: adfectuum duae sunt species: alteram Graeci πάθος vocant, alteram ἦθος, Quint. 6, 2, 8: qualis cujusque animi adfectus esset, talem esse hominem, Cic. Tusc. 5, 16, 47: dubiis adfectibus errat, Ov. M. 8, 473: mentis, id. Tr. 4, 3, 32: animi, id. ib. 5, 2, 8: diversos adfectus exprimere, flentis et gaudentis, Plin. 34, 8, 19, n. 10: adfectu concitati, Quint. 6, 2, 8: adfectus dulciores, id. 10, 1, 101; 1, 11, 2; 6, 1, 7 al.

—Of the body: supersunt alii corporis adfectus, Cels. 3, 18; 2, 15.

— Esp. Love, desire, fondness, good-will, compassion, sympathy (postAug.): opes atque inopiam pari adfectu concupiscunt, Tac. Agr. 30: si res ampla domi similisque affectibus esset, Juv. 12, 10: parentis, Suet. Tit. 8: adfectu jura corrumpere, Quint. Decl. 6, 11.

— In Lucan and in later prose, meton. for the beloved objects, the dear or loved ones (in plur.; cf. adfectio, II. C.): tenuit nostros Lesbos adfectus, Luc. Phars. 8, 132: milites, quorum adfectus (wives and children) in Albano monte erant, Capitol. Maxim. 23; id. Anton. Phil. 24; hence, adfectus publici, the judges as representatives of the people, Quint. Decl. 2, 17 al.

— In Seneca and Pliny, low, ignoble passion or desire: adfectus sunt motus animi improbabiles subiti et concitati, Sen. Ep. 75; Plin. Pan. 79, 3.

— In the Latin of the Pandects, ability of willing, will, volition (cf. affectio, II. D.): hoc edicto neque pupillum, neque furiosum teneri constat, quia adfectu carent, Dig. 43, 4, 1; 44, 7, 54; 3, 5, 19, § 2 al.
 
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