Definition of dubius
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Orthography ID = 1005015
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LEM
dubius, dubia, dubium
DVA-
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. moving two ways, fluctuating
  2. [figuratively] wavering in opinion, doubting, doubtful, dubious, uncertain
  3. wavering in resolution, irresolute, undecided, hesitating
  4. doubted of, uncertain, doubtful, dubious, undetermined
  5. doubtful, dubious, precarious, dangerous, critical, difficult, adverse
Abbreviations
dubius adj. DVA-, moving two ways, fluctuating: fluctibus dubiis volvi coeptum est mare, L.

—Fig., wavering in opinion, doubting, doubtful, dubious, uncertain: animum in causā dubium facere: visi ab dubiis, quinam essent, L.: spemque metumque inter dubii, V.: dubius, verbis ea vincere magnum Quam sit, well aware how hard it is, V.: dictator minime dubius, bellum patres iussuros, L.: mentis, O.: sententiae, L.

—Wavering in resolution, irresolute, undecided, hesitating: dubii confirmantur, Cs.: dubio atque haesitante Iugurthā incolumes transeunt, S.: hostibus dubiis instare, S.: spem dedit dubiae menti, V.: consilia, Ta.: quid faciat, O.: Mars errat in armis, V.

— Doubted of, uncertain, doubtful, dubious, undetermined: fortuna scaenica, T.: quae dubia sint, ea sumi pro certis: haec habere dubia, to leave in question: salus: victoria, Cs.: proelia, Ta.: haud dubius rex, seu ... seu ..., by a clear title, L.: auctor, unknown, O.: gens dubiae ad id voluntatis, L.: lux, i. e. twilight, O.: sidera, Iu.: caelum, i. e. overcast, V.: lanugo, hardly visible, O.: sequitur annus haud dubiis consulibus, certainly known, L.: fortunam inter dubia numerare, Ta.: hora, i. e. the uncertain future, H.: dubia cena, i. e. perplexing with variety, H.: an dubium id tibi est? is it not certain? T.: ut de ipsius facto dubium esse nemini possit: hoc nemini dubium est, quid iudicarit: Iustitiā dubium validisne potentior armis, O.: haud dubiumst mihi, quin possim, etc., T.: non esse dubium, quin possent, etc., Cs.: periisse me unā haud dubiumst, T.: in dubium vocare, to call in question: non quo mihi veniat in dubium tua fides, is questioned: Dum in dubio est animus, in doubt, T.: ut in dubio poneret, utrum ... an, etc., L.: sine dubio, certainly: cum te togatis omnibus sine dubio anteferret ... sed, etc., doubtless ... but: procul dubio, L.

— Doubtful, dubious, precarious, dangerous, critical, difficult, adverse: fortuna (opp. secunda): res, S.: mons ascensu, Pr.: scire hunc lumen rebus nostris dubiis futurum, L.: dubiis ne defice rebus, our need, V.: tempora, H.: aeger, the man in danger of death, O.: Mea in dubio vitast, is in danger, T.: libertas et anima nostra in dubio est, S.: suas fortunas in dubium non devocaturum, Cs.
 
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