Definition of emineo
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LNS
ēmineō, ēminēre, ēminuī, -
emineo
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to stand out, project
  2. to stand out in relief, be prominent
  3. to be prominent, stand out, become conspicuous
  4. N. cr.
  5. to be prominent, conspicuous, to distinguish one's self, be eminent
  6. super
Abbreviations
ē-mineo, ui, 2, v. n., to stand out, project (freq. and class.). Lit. In gen. (syn.: exstare, excedere): cum ex terra nihil emineret, quod contemplationi caeli officere posset, Cic. Div. 1, 42: globus terrae e mari, id. Tusc. 1, 28: stipites ex terra, Caes. B. G. 7, 73, 6; cf.: stipites ab ramis, id. ib. § 3: belua ponto, Ov. M. 4, 690: rupes aequore, Luc. 2, 667: moles aquā, Curt. 4, 2, 21: oculi extra terram, Plin. 17, 21, 35, § 154: balaena dorso multum super aquas, id. 9, 6, 5, § 14: super corpus quasi verrucula, Cels. 5, 28, 14: ferrum per costas, Liv. 8, 7 et saep.

—Absol., Caes. B. C. 1, 41, 4; 2, 9, 1; Sall. J. 94, 2; Lucr. 1, 780 et saep.; cf. alte, Ov. M. 15, 697: hasta in partes ambas, id. ib. 5, 139: jugum in mare, Caes. B. C. 2, 24, 3; cf.: lingua in altum (i. e. mare), Liv. 44, 11.

— In partic., in painting, to stand out in relief, be prominent, as the lights in a picture, Cic. de Or. 3, 26, 101; Quint. 2, 17, 21; 8, 5, 26; Plin. 35, 11, 40, § 131 al.; cf. eminentia, I.

— Trop., to be prominent, stand out, become conspicuous (syn.: eluceo, praecello, excello, appareo, praesto, antecedo). In gen.: animus, cum erit inclusus in corpore, eminebit foras, will extend beyond, Cic. Rep. 6, 26 Mos.: ii quorum eminet audacia atque projecta est, id. Clu. 65, 183: quod quo studiosius ab ipsis opprimitur et absconditur, eo magis eminet et apparet, comes out, becomes visible, id. Rosc. Am. 41 fin.; cf. Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 62 Zumpt N. cr.; id. Tusc. 2, 26 fin.; Quint. 2, 12, 7; 11, 1, 56; 11, 3, 73 Spald.; Liv. 2, 5 fin.; 2, 10 al.; Curt. 4, 1, 24; 8, 1, 50; Ov. F. 3, 250: vix ex gratulando miser jam eminebam, was but now emerging from the flood of congratulations, Plaut. Capt. 3, 2, 5: vox eminet una, makes itself distinctly audible, Ov. M. 15, 607.

— In partic., to be prominent, conspicuous through one's (good) qualities, to distinguish one's self, be eminent: Demosthenes unus eminet inter omnes in omni genere dicendi, Cic. Or. 29 fin.; so with inter, Quint. 8, 5, 9; 12, 5, 5; cf. with super, Flor. 4, 2, 10: in aliqua re, Quint. 1, 12, 15; 2, 3, 6; 8, 3, 64 al.: aliqua re, Vell. 2, 127, 2; 2, 130, 1; Quint. 2, 8, 4; 3, 8, 65.

—Absol.: excellit atque eminet vis, potestas, etc., Cic. Rep. 2, 28; so with excellit, Tac. Or. 32: quae (sententiarum ornamenta) emineant pauciora, Cic. Or. 24, 81; so Liv. 5, 36; Vell. 2, 49 al.: altius, Nep. Chabr. 3, 3.

—Hence, ēminens, entis, P. a., standing out, projecting, prominent, high, lofty. Lit. (syn. editus): promontoria, Caes. B. C. 2, 23, 2: trabes, id. ib. 2, 9, 5: saxa, Sall. J. 93, 4: oculi, Cic. Vatin. 2: genae leviter, id. N. D. 2, 57, 143: statura, Suet. Calig. 50: capita papaverum, Front. Strat. 1, 1, 4; Flor. 1, 7, 7: aedes, standing on high ground (opp. plana), id. 1, 9, 4: nihil (in globo), Cic. N. D. 2, 18; cf. ib. 1, 27; cf. also the art. eminentia: patibulo eminens affigebatur, Sall. H. Fragm. ap. Non. 366, 14 (4, 40 Dietsch).

—Comp.: trabes, Caes. B. C. 2, 9, 3: nasus a summo, Suet. Aug. 79; of perspective in painting: alia eminentiora, alia reductiora fecerunt, Quint. 11, 3, 46.

—Sup.: aliquod in montibus (i. e. vertex), Quint. 8, 2, 7; cf. mons, Flor. 4, 12, 49.

— Trop., lofty, distinguished, eminent (esp. freq. in the postAug. per., and mostly in the sup.; syn.: praeclarus, praestans, excellens, etc.): species deorum quae nihil solidi habeat, nihil eminentis, Cic. N. D. 1, 27, 75: ingenium, Quint. 6 prooem. § 1: res dictu, Vell. 2, 114, 1.

—Prov.: eminentis fortunae comes invidia, Vell. Pat. 1, 9, 6.

—Plur. as subst.: ēminentes, ium, m., distinguished men, Tac. Agr. 5.

—ēminentia, ium, n. Admirable passages in an oration, Quint. 10, 1, 86.

— Greatness, distinction: nun. quam eminentia invidia carent, Vell. 2, 40, 6.

—Comp.: eloquentia, Tac. Or. 25.

—Sup.: auctores, Quint. 1, 2, 2; 1, 10, 10; 2, 3, 1; 9, 4, 79 et saep.; cf. Ruhnk. Vell. 2, 83 fin.

— In the later empire, Eminentissimus was a title of the Praefectus praetorio, and of the Magister militum, Cod. Just. 12, 47, 1; 9, 41, 11 et saep.

—Adv.: ēminenter, highly, eminently, August. in Psa. 95, 1.

— Comp.: projectae cautes eminentius, Amm. 24, 2, 12: non eminentius quam municipaliter natus, i. e. of higher, nobler birth, Sid. Ep. 1, 11.
 
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