Definition of fortitudo
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LNS
fortitūdō, fortitūdinis
fortis
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. strength
  2. Bodily strength
  3. firmness, manliness
  4. fortitude, resolution, bravery, courage, intrepidity
Abbreviations
fortitūdo, inis, f. fortis, strength. Physically (very rare). In gen.: haec feminalia de bysso retorta ob fortitudinem solent contexi, firmness, durability, Hier. Ep. 64, 10: galeae, Jul. Val. Rer. Gest. Al. 2, 25; cf. vini, Macr. S. 7, 6, 17.

— Bodily strength in men and animals: hircorum, Phaedr. 4, 16, 6: corporis, Macr. S. 7, 9, 5: nervorum, id. ib. 7, 11, 8.

—Absol. (opp. imbecillitas), Lact. 2, 2, 28; 2, 2, 67.

—Far more freq. and class., Mentally, firmness, manliness shown in enduring or undertaking hardship; fortitude, resolution, bravery, courage, intrepidity (cf. virtus): fortitudo est considerata periculorum susceptio et laborum perpessio, Cic. Inv. 2, 54, 163: fortitudo est, inquit (Chrysippus), scientia rerum perferendarum vel affectio animi in patiendo ac perferendo summae legi parens sine timore, id. Tusc. 4, 24, 53; cf.: fortitudo est animi affectio, cum in adeundo periculo et in labore ac dolore patiens, tum procul ab omni metu, id. ib. 5, 14, 41: quae (fortitudo) est dolorum laborumque contemptio ... Fortitudinem quoque aliquo modo expediunt, cum tradunt rationem neglegendae mortis, perpetiendi doloris, id. Off. 3, 33, 117: fortitudo est rerum magnarum appetitio et rerum humilium contemptio et laboris cum utilitatis ratione perpessio, Auct. Her. 3, 2, 3; cf. ib. 4, 25, 35: probe definitur a Stoicis fortitudo, cum eam virtutem esse dicunt propugnantem pro aequitate, Cic. Off. 1, 19, 62 sq.: magnitudinis animi et fortitudinis est, nihil extimescere, omnia humana despicere, nihil quod homini accidere possit intolerandum putare, id. ib. 3, 27, 100: unde in laboribus et periculis fortitudo? id. Rep. 1, 2: illae sunt solae virtutes imperatoriae, labor in negotiis, fortitudo in periculis, industria in agendo, etc., id. de Imp. Pomp. 11, 29: hoc sentire prudentiae est: facere fortitudinis, id. Sest. 40, 86: pro multitudine hominum et pro gloria belli atque fortitudinis, angustos se fines habere arbitrabantur (Helvetii), * Caes. B. G. 1, 2 fin.: fortitudinem Gallorum Germanorumque miramur, Quint. 8, 4, 20: malarum rerum audacia fortitudo vocatur, Sall. C. 52, 11.

—In plur.: sunt igitur domesticae fortitudines non inferiores militaribus, proofs of valor, i. e. valiant decds, Cic. Off. 1, 2 fin.; Vitr. 10, 22.
 
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