Definition of fanaticus
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LNS
fānāticus, fānātica, fānāticum
1. fanum
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. Pertaining to a temple
  2. Inspired, enthusiastic
  3. frantic, furious, mad
Abbreviations
fānāticus, a, um, adj. 1. fanum. Pertaining to a temple: PECVNIA, Inscr. Veron. ap. Bull. Dell' Inst. 1836, p. 141; cf. Borghesi, ib.

— Inspired by a divinity, enthusiastic. Lit.: ut fanaticus, oestro Percussus, Bellona, tuo, Juv. 4, 123; so cf the priests of Bellona, Inscr. Orell. 2316 sq.: jam subeuntibus armatis muros fanatici Galli ... occurrunt, Liv. 37, 9, 9; of the priests of Cybele, Juv. 2, 112; Prud. στεφ. 10, 1061, cf. also: Galli vaticinantes fanatico carmine, Liv. 38, 18, 9: si servus inter fanaticos non semper caput jactaret, etc. (shortly after: circa fana bacchatus), Dig. 21, 1, 1, § 9: fanatica dicitur arbor fulmine icta, Paul. ex Fest. p. 92, 19 Mull.

— Transf., frantic, furious, mad: isti philosophi superstitiosi et paene fanatici, Cic. Div. 2, 57, 118: cursus, Liv. 4, 33, 2: jactatio corporis, id. 39, 13, 12: error, Hor. A. P. 454: furor, Flor. 3, 19, 4 et saep.: jactare id (caput) et comas excutientem rotare, fanaticum est, Quint. 11, 3, 71.

—* Adv.: fānātice, franticly, madly: absonis ululatibus constrepentes fanatice pervolant, App. M. 8, p. 214, 14.
 
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