Definition of animosus
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Orthography ID = 2003228
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LNS
animōsus, animōsa, animōsum
animus
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. Full of courage, bold, spirited, undaunted
  2. Proud
  3. that fears or avoids no expense or danger in bribery
  4. sparing or fearing no expense
Abbreviations
animōsus, a, um, adj. animus. Full of courage, bold, spirited, undaunted (cf. animus, II. B. 2. a.): mancipia neque formidolosa neque animosa, Varr. R. R. 1, 17, 3: in gladiatoriis pugnis timidos odisse solemus, fortes et animosos servari cupimus, Cic. Mil. 34: ex quo fit, ut animosior etiam senectus sit quam adulescentia et fortior, shows more courage and valor, id. Sen. 20 equus, Ov. M. 2, 84; id. Tr. 4, 6, 3: animosum (equorum) pectus, Verg. G. 3, 81: bella, Ov. F. 5, 59: Parthus, Hor. C. 1, 19, 11: Hector, id. S. 1, 7, 12: rebus angustis animosus atque Fortis appare, id. C. 2, 10, 21: frigus animosum, fear coupled with courage, Stat. Th. 6, 395.

— Proud on account of something: En ego (Latona) vestra parens, vobis animosa creatis, proud to have borne you, Ov. M. 6, 206: spoliis, id. ib. 11, 552.

— Adeo animosus corruptor, that fears or avoids no expense or danger in bribery, * Tac. H. 1, 24.

—So, also, emptor animosus, sparing or fearing no expense, Dig. 17, 1, 36 (cf. Suet. Caes. 47: gemmas semper animosissime comparāsse prodiderunt).

—Adv. animōsē, in a spirited manner, courageously, eagerly: animose et fortiter aliquid facere, Cic. Phil. 4, 2: magnifice, graviter animoseque vivere, independently, id. Off. 1, 26, 92; id. Tusc. 4, 23, 51: animose liceri, to bid eagerly, Dig. 10, 2, 29.

—Comp.: animosius dicere, Sen. Ben. 6, 37: animosius se gerere, Val. Max. 8, 2 fin.

—Sup.: gemmas animosissime comparare, Suet. Caes. 47.
 
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