Definition of amicus, amecus
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LNS
amīcus, amīca, amīcum
(amēcus, amēca, amēcum)
amo
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. friendly, kind, amicable, favorable, inclined to, liking
  2. kindly, pleasing
Abbreviations
amīcus (old form amēcus, Paul. ex Fest. p. 15 Mull.), a, um, adj. amo, friendly, kind, amicable, favorable, inclined to, liking; constr. with dat., Zumpt, Gram. § 410: animo esse amico erga aliquem, Ter. Hec. 3, 3, 29; Cic. Fam. 1, 7, 3: tribuni sunt nobis amici, id. Q. Fr. 1, 2 fin.: homo amicus nobis jam inde a puero, Ter. Ad. 3, 3, 86: Pompeium tibi valde amicum esse cognovi, Cic. Fam. 1, 8, 5; id. Att. 9, 5: amicus non magis tyranno quam tyrannidi, Nep. Dion, 3, 2; id. Att. 9: male numen amicum, Verg. A. 2, 735; Ov. F. 3, 834: (Fortuna) amica varietati constantiam respuit, Cic. N. D. 2, 16: amica luto sus, fond of, Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 26.

—Comp.: mihi nemo est amicior Attico, Cic. Att. 16, 16: amicior Cilicum aerariis quam nostro, id. ib. 7, 1, 6; id. Fam. 3, 2, 1.

—Sup.: Deiotarum, fidelissimum regem atque amicissimum rei publicae nostrae, Cic. Att. 15, 2, 2: cum summi viri, tum amicissimi, id. Am. 2, 8: amicissimi viri, Suet. Caes. 1: successor conjunctissimus et amicissimus, Cic. Fam. 3, 3: hoc libro ad amicum amicissimus de amicitiā scripsi, id. Am. 1, 5; 23, 88 (but the comp. and sup. may sometimes be rendered as belonging to 2. amicus, a greater friend, the greatest friend, as in Cic. Att. 16, 16, and Am. 1, 5; so in Gr. βασιλεύς etc.).

— Of things, kindly, pleasing (mostly poet.; so Cic. rarely): nihil homini amico est opportuno amicius, Plaut. Ep. 3, 3, 44: secundum te nihil est mihi amicius solitudine, Cic. Att. 12, 15: portus intramus amicos, Verg. A. 5, 57: fessos opibus solatur amicis, id. ib. 5, 416: vento amico ferri, Ov. Tr. 1, 5, 17: per amica silentia lunae, Verg. A. 2, 255: amici imbres, id. G. 4, 115: sidus amicum, Hor. Epod. 10, 9: sol amicum tempus agens, bringing the welcome hour, id. C. 3, 6, 43: tempus fraudibus amicum, Stat. S. 5, 2, 39: brevitas postulatur, qui mihimet ipsi amicissima est, Cic. Quinct. 34.

—* Amicum est mihi (after the Gr. φίλον ἐστί μοι; in pure Lat., mihi cordi est, etc.); with inf., it pleases me, it accords with my feelings: nec dis amicum est nec mihi te prius Obire, Hor. C. 2, 17, 2.

—Hence, adv., in a friendly manner, kindly, amicably. Old form amīciter, Pac. ap. Non. 510, 26; Plaut. Pers. 2, 3, 3.

— Class. form amīcē: facis amice, Cic. Am. 2, 9: haec accipienda amice, id. ib. 24, 88; id. Fin. 1, 10; id. Off. 1, 26.

—* Comp., Front. ad M. Caes. 1, 6.

—Sup., Cic. Div. in Caecil. 9; Caes. B. C. 2, 17.
 
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