Definition of fertilis
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LNS
fertilis, fertile
fero, I. B. 3.
adjective (3rd 2-termination)
  1. Fruitful, fertile
  2. fertile, productive
  3. That makes fruitful or fertile, fertilizing
Abbreviations
fertilis, e, adj. fero, I. B. 3.. Fruitful, fertile (class.; syn.: ferax, fecundus, uber). Lit. Absol.: ager, quamvis fertilis, sine cultura fructuosus esse non potest, Cic. Tusc. 2, 5, 13: Asia tam opima est ac fertilis. ut, etc., id. de Imp. Pomp. 6, 14: agri opimi et fertiles, id. Agr. 2, 19, 51; cf.: agri uberrimi maximeque fertiles, id. Div. 1, 42, 94: agri lati et fertiles, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 51, § 120; id. N. D. 2, 53: ager fertilis et praeda onustus, Sall. J. 87, 1; Ov. F. 5, 12, 23: terra, Liv. 45, 30, 4: Africa, Hor. C. 3, 16, 31: Tibur, id. ib. 4, 3, 10: oliveta, id. ib. 2, 15, 8: Bacchus (i. e. vinum), id. ib. 2, 6, 19: herba, Ov. F. 3, 240: annus, Prop. 4 (5), 8, 14: cornu nutricis (i. e. Copiae), Ov. F. 5, 127.

—Poet.: serpens, i. e. the Hydra, continually producing new heads, Ov. H. 9, 95.

—Comp.: uberius solum fertilioremve segetem, Quint. 12, 10, 25.

— Prov.: fertilior seges est alienis semper in agris, Ov. A. A. 1, 349.

—Sup.: quae fertilissima sunt Germaniae loca circum Hercyniam silvam, Caes. B. G. 6, 24, 2: regio agri, id. ib. 7, 13 fin.: ager, Liv. 29, 25, 12: quaestus, Plin. H. N. 14 praef. § 5.

— With gen.: proferre possum multos fertiles agros alios aliorum fructuum, fertile, some in one kind of produce, some in another, Cic. N. D. 2, 52, 131; cf.: ager frugum fertilis, Sall. J. 17, 5: fertilis hominum frugumque Gallia, Liv. 5, 34, 2: tellus frugum pecorisque, Hor. C. S. 29: mare testae, id. S. 2, 4, 31: insulae pabuli tantum, Plin. 6, 22, 24, § 86: arenae vitri, id. 5, 19, 17, § 75.

—Comp.: incolae (Taprobanes) auri margaritarumque grandium fertiliores quam Indi, richer in, Plin. 6, 22, 24, § 81.

— With abl.: ager a litore arboribus fertilis, intus frugibus tantum, Plin. 5, 5, 5, § 33: flumen auro, id. 6, 23, 26, § 98.

— With ad: tractus fertilis ad omnia, Plin. 2, 78, 80, § 190.

—(ε) With a and abl.: Aetna a sacro numquam non fertilis igni, Lucil. Aetna, 556.

— Trop., fertile, productive (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): fertile pectus habes, Ov. Pont. 4, 2, 11: Bacche, soles Phoebo fertilis esse tuo, Prop. 4 (5), 6, 76: tanto priscorum cura fertilior fuit, Plin. H. N. 14 praef. § 3.

— That makes fruitful or fertile, fertilizing (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): dea (i. e. Ceres), Ov. M. 5, 642: Nilus, Tib. 1, 7, 22; Val. Fl. 7, 608: majores fertilissimum in agro oculum domini esse dixerunt, Plin. 18, 6, 8, § 43.

—Hence, * adv.: fertiliter, fruitfully, abundantly: derelicta (metalla) fertilius revivescunt, Plin. 34, 17, 49, § 164.
 
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