Definition of argenteus
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LNS
argenteus, argentea, argenteum
argentum
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. Of or from silver, made of silver
  2. Adorned with silver
  3. Of a white, silver color, silvery
  4. Of the silver age
  5. of or from money
Abbreviations
argenteus, a, um, adj. argentum. Of or from silver, made of silver (cf. argentum, I. A.): polubrum, Liv. And. ap. Non. p. 544, 23: aquila, Cic. Cat. 1, 9, 24: brattea, Plin. 37, 7, 31, § 105: phalerae, id. 8, 5, 5, § 12: vasa, Hor. S. 2, 7, 73; so Vulg. Gen. 24, 53; ib. 2 Tim. 2, 20; Tac. G. 5: Triton, Suet. Claud. 21 fin.: dei, Vulg. Dan. 5, 4: leones, ib. 1 Par. 28, 17: simulacra, ib. Apoc. 9, 20: nummus, Plin. 33, 3, 13, § 47; so Vulg. 1 Reg. 2, 36: denarius, Plin. 19, 3, 15, § 38; also absol. argenteus, Tac. G. 5; so Vulg. Gen. 20, 16; ib. Matt. 26, 15 al.

— Metaph. Adorned with silver, = argentatus: scaena, Cic. Mur. 19 fin.: acies, Liv. 10, 39 (cf. a little before: per picta atque aurata scuta; and v. argentatus, I.).

— Of a white, silver color, silvery: niveis argentea pennis Ales, Ov. M. 2, 536: color, id. ib. 10, 213; so, fons, id. ib. 3, 407: undae, Plin. 4, 8, 15, § 31: lilia, Prop. 5, 4, 25: anser, Verg. A. 8, 655: crinis, Plin. 2, 25, 22, § 90 al.

— Of the silver age: subiit argentea proles, Auro deterior, fulvo pretiosior aere, Ov. M. 1, 114.

— In comic style, of or from money (cf. argentum, I. B. 2.): salus, a silver salutation, Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 44 sq.: amica tua facta est argentea, is turned into money, i. e. has been sold, id. ib. 1, 3, 113.
 
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