Definition of certus
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LEM
certus, certa, certum
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. determined, resolved, fixed, settled, purposed, certain
  2. [people] determined, resolved, bent
  3. determined in thought, sure, proved, true, established, certain
  4. [people] informed, assured, certain
  5. definite, precise, certain, specified, particular
  6. determined only in thought, certain, nameless, not specified
Abbreviations
certus adj. with comp. and sup. P. of cerno, determined, resolved, fixed, settled, purposed, certain: ei consilia, T.: Certa res est, T.: illos ad certam mortem adducere: omnia experiri certumst prius quam pereo, it is determined, T.: ita facere certumst, T.: certum est omnia dicere: cum diceret sibi certum esse discedere, that he had resolved: mihi abiurare certius est quam dependere, I have determined rather, etc.

— Of persons, determined, resolved, bent: certa mori, V.: certi non cedere, O.: certus eundi, V., O.

—Determined in thought, sure, proved, true, established, certain: ut mi haec certa attuleris, T.: cum ad has suspiciones certissimae res accederent, Cs.: crimen: certum esse ratus quod acceperat, S.: nec quicquam certi respondes mihi, T.: id parum certum est, L.: neque certi quid esset explorari poterat, Cs.: neque certum inveniri poterat, Cs.: si quicquam humanorum certi est, L.: certum habere, to regard as certain: pro certo habetote vos decernere, be assured, S.: pro certo polliceor hoc vobis: id ponere pro certo, L.: quot caesa milia sint, quis pro certo adfirmet? L.: pro certo creditur (Catilina) fecisse, etc., S.

— Of persons, informed, assured, certain: certi sumus periisse omnia: Anchisen facio Certum, V.: futurorum certi, O.: Quantum potest me certiorem face, inform me, T.: qui certiorem me sui consili fecit: Caesarem certiorem faciunt, sese non facile prohibere, etc., Cs.: milites certiores facit, paulisper intermitterent proelium, instructs, Cs.: ubi de eius adventu Helvetii certiores facti sunt, Cs.: factus certior, quae res gererentur, Cs.

—Definite, precise, certain, specified, particular: ad certas res conficiendas certos homines delectos habebat, for special purposes special agents: concilium in diem certam indicere, Cs.: certum pretium missionis constituere: imperatorem certum deposcere: signum, agreed, Cs.: domicilium, fixed: sunt certi denique fines, Quos ultra, etc., H.

—Determined only in thought, certain, nameless, not specified: de certā causā nondum facere: certorum hominum avaritia: expositis certis rebus, a few points.

— Of persons, trustworthy, consistent, firm: amicus certus in re incertā cernitur: homo certus et diligens: honestissimus et certissimus: hostis nec spe nec animo certior (i. e. firmior), L.: pectus, V.: illud ex hominibus certis reperiebam: certissimus auctor (Phoebus), V.: certi accusatoris officium.

— Of things, settled, fixed, assured, established, trustworthy, certain: certius argumentum odi: cum illa certissima argumenta atque, iudicia sceleris, tum multo certiora illa, conclusive: certiores nuntii, more trustworthy news, Cs.: vectigalia populi R. certissima: quod salutis certa laetitia est, nascendi incerta condicio: certissima victoria, complete, Cs.: convivia, constant, H.: certiorem capessere fugam, more decided, L.: certam quatit improbus hastam, sure of aim, V.: certo subtemine Parcae, inexorable, H.: si certa pestis adesset, sure destruction, S.
 
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