Definition of Epicureus
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Orthography ID = 2019676
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LNS
Epicūrēus, Epicūrēa, Epicūrēum
Epicurus
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. of Epicurus
  2. Epicurean
Abbreviations
Epicūrus, i, m., = Ἐπίκουρος, the famous Greek philosopher of Gargettus, in Attica, the author of the Epicurean philosophy, so called after him, which assumed pleasure to be the highest good, Cic. Fin. 1, 9, 29; 2, 2 sq.; id. Ac. 2, 42; id. Tusc. 1, 34; 2, 3, 8 et saep.

—Deriv., Epicūrēus, a, um, adj., of Epicurus, Epicurean: medicamenta doloris, i. e. pleasure, Cic. Fin. 2, 7 fin.: secta, Suet. Gram. 8.

—More freq. subst.: Epicūrēi, ōrum, m., the adherents of the Epicurean philosophy, Epicureans, Cic. Fin. 1, 7, 25; 2, 25, 81; id. Tusc. 1, 31, 77; Vulg. Act. 17, 18 et saep.

—In sing., Quint. 6, 3, 78; Suet. Gram. 6.
 
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