Definition of laetitia
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LNS
laetitia, laetitiae
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. joy, unrestrained joyfulness, gladness, pleasure, delight
  2. pleasing appearance, beauty, grace
  3. Luxuriance, fertility
  4. sweetness, grace
Abbreviations
laetitia, ae, f. id., joy, esp. unrestrained joyfulness, gladness, pleasure, delight (cf.: gaudium, hilaritas). Lit.: laetitia opinio recens boni praesentis, in quo efferri rectum esse videatur, Cic. Tusc. 4, 7, 14: laetitia dicitur exsultatio quaedam animi gaudio efferventior eventu rerum expetitarum, Gell. 2, 27, 3: judicium plenum laetitiae, Cic. de Or. 1, 57, 243: percipere laetitiam ex re, id. ib. 1, 44, 197: prae laetitia lacrumae prosuliunt mihi, Plaut. Stich. 3, 2, 13: ut mea laetitia laetus promiscam siet, id. Ps. 4, 5, 11: totus in laetitiam effusus, wholly dissolved in pleasure, Just. 12, 13, 7: diem perpetuum in laetitia degere, to spend joyfully, Ter. Ad. 4, 1, 6: ne me in laetitiam frustra conicias, id. Heaut. 2, 3, 51: laetitiae dator, i. e. Bacchus, Verg. A. 1, 734: efferri laetitiā, to be transported with joy, Cic. Tusc. 4, 32, 68: exsultare, id. Att. 14, 6, 2: perfrui, id. Cat. 1, 10, 26: afficere aliquem, id. Mil. 28, 77: comitia me laetitiā extulerunt, have rejoiced me exceedingly, id. Fam. 2, 10, 1: laetitiam capere oculis, to enjoy, id. Att. 14, 14, 1: dare alicui, to give delight to, id. Planc. 42, 103: et altera traditur circensis turbae non minus similis veri laetitia, another outbreak of joy, Liv. 45, 1, 6: ut hanc laetitiam nec opinanti primus ei obicerem domi, this cause of joy, Ter. Heaut. 1, 2, 12; cf.: offerre laetitiam alicui, id. Hec. 5, 3, 18.

—Esp. of success in love, Prop. 1, 10, 12; 2, 6, 32.

—Plur.: quaero quoi ter trinas triplicis tribus demeritas artibus Dem laetitias, Plaut. Ps. 2, 4, 14: incessi omnibus laetitiis laetus, Poet. ap. Cic. Fam. 2, 9, 2.

— Transf., pleasing appearance, beauty, grace: membrorum, Stat. Th. 6, 571.

—Luxuriance, fertility, of plants: trunci, Col. 4, 24, 12: pabuli, plenty, abundance, Just. 44, 4, 14.

—Of a fruitful soil: loci, Col. 4, 21, 2.

—Of speech, sweetness, grace: laetitia et pulcritudo orationis, Tac. Or. 20.
 
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