Definition of frugalitas
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LNS
frūgālitas, frūgālitātis
frugalis, II.
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. economy, temperance, thriftiness, frugality
  2. worth, virtue
  3. fruits
  4. worth, virtue
Abbreviations
frūgālitas, tātis, f. frugalis, II., economy, temperance, thriftiness, frugality; and in gen., worth, virtue (the Gr. σωφροσύνη; class.). Prop.: omnes in illo sunt rege virtutes, sed praecipue singularis et admiranda frugalitas ... ego frugalitatem, id est modestiam et temperantiam, virtutem maximam judico, Cic. Deiot. 9, 26: vitae genus cum luxu aut cum frugalitate, Cels. praef. med.; cf.: ex contrariis: frugalitas bonum, luxuria enim malum, Quint. 5, 10, 73: quod cessat ex reditu, frugalitate suppletur, Plin. Ep. 2, 4, 3: bona valetudo, quaeque eam maxime praestat frugalitas, Quint. 10, 3, 26; 11, 3, 19; 12, 1, 8; Petr. 115: frugalitas autem paupertas voluntaria est, Sen. Ep. 17, 5: luxurioso frugalitas poena est, id. ib. 71, 23; id. Tranq. An. 1, 9.

—Of speech: quadam eloquentiae frugalitate contentos, measure, Quint. 12, 10, 21.

—* Transf., in concr. for fruges, fruits of the earth, App. M. 9, p. 233, 29.

— In a gen. sense, worth, virtue: temperans, quem Graeci σώφρονα appellant, eamque virtutem σωφροσύνην vocant, quam soleo equidem tum temperantiam, tum moderationem appellare, nonnumquam etiam modestiam: sed haud scio an recte ea virtus frugalitas appellari possit, etc. ... reliquas etiam virtutes frugalitas continet, etc., Cic. Tusc. 3, 8, 16 sq.; cf. id. ib. 4, 16, 36; Quint. 1, 6, 17; 29.
 
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