Definition of lente
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LNS
lentē
lentus
adverb
  1. slowly, without haste, leisurely
  2. pliantly, readily
  3. Calmly, dispassionately, indifferently
  4. calmly, considerately, attentively
Abbreviations
lentus, a, um, adj. cf. lenis, pliant, flexible, tough, tenacious, sticky, viscous (syn.: flexilis, tardus, serus). Lit.: viburna, Verg. E. 1, 26: vitis, id. ib. 3, 38: genistae, id. G. 2, 12: rami, id. ib. 4, 558: flagellum, Phaedr. 3, 6, 6: verbera, i. e. produced with the limber whip, Verg. G. 3, 208: argentum, id. A. 7, 634; Cat. 61, 106; Tib. 4, 1, 171: lentior salicis virgis, Ov. M. 13, 800: gluten visco et pice lentius, tougher, more tenacious, Verg. G. 4, 41: ita istaec nimis lenta vincla sunt escaria, adhesive, tenacious, Plaut. Men. 1, 1, 18; cf.: lentis adhaerens brachiis, Her. Epod. 15, 6: quoniam mas (aron) esset in coquendo lentior, Plin. 24, 16, 92, § 143.

— Transf., slow, sluggish, immovable: tellus lenta gelu, Prop. 4 (5), 3, 39: amnis, Plin. 36, 26, 65, § 190: in lento luctantur marmore tonsae, sluggish, motionless, Verg. A. 7, 28: lento pilo, Tib. 4, 1, 90: asinus, Phaedr. 1, 15, 7: uteri pondera lenta, immovable, heavy, Prop. 4 (5), 1, 96 (100): herba durior et in coquendo lentior, slower, longer, Plin. 24, 16, 92, § 143: venenum, Tac. A. 6, 32: remedia, Curt. 3, 5, 13; Suet. Tib. 73: miserum populum Romanum, qui sub tam lentis maxillis erit, id. ib. 21: lentaque fori pugnamus harena, Juv. 7, 47: funus matris, slow in coming, id. 6, 565.

— Trop. Lasting or continuing long: militiae, Tib. 1, 3, 82: amor, id. 1, 4, 81: spes, Ov. H. 2, 9: tranquillitatis lentissimae taedium, Sen. Ep. 70: lentus abesto, remain long away, Ov. R. Am. 243: vivacitas adeo lenta, persistent, Plin. 8, 27, 41, § 100.

— Slow, lingering, lazy: lentus in dicendo, drawling, Cic. Brut. 48: mortis genus, Suet. Caes. 87: si lentus pigrā muniret castra dolabra, Juv. 8, 248: ira deorum, id. 13, 100.

— With gen.: lentus coepti, Sil. 3, 176.

— With inf.: nec Idalia lenta incaluisse sagitta, Sil. 5, 19.

— Of bad payers, slow, backward: infitiatores, Cic. Cat. 2, 10: negotium, tedious, id. Att. 1, 12; 1, 13 fin.

— Of character, easy, calm, indifferent, unconcerned, phlegmatic, sluggish, obstinate: ut multa verba feci, ut lenta materies fuit, Plaut. Mil. 4, 5, 4: genus ridiculi patientis ac lenti, Cic. de Or. 2, 69: nimium patiens et lentus existimor, id. ib. 2, 75: Hannibalem lenti spectamus, Liv. 22, 14: lentus in suo dolore, Tac. A. 3, 70: tu, Tityre, lentus in umbra, at ease, Verg. E. 1, 4: lentissima pectora, insensible, cold (to love), Ov. H. 15, 169.

—* (Pliant, hence) Ready, willing, Lucil. ap. Non. 22, 32, and 338, 13.

—Hence, adv.: lentē, slowly, without haste, leisurely. Lit.: lente ac paulatim proceditur, Caes. B. C. 1, 80: currere, Ov. Am. 1, 13, 40: corpora lente augescunt, cito exstinguuntur, Tac. Agr. 3: Nilus evagari incipit, lente primo, deinde vehementius, Plin. 18, 18, 47, § 167.

—Comp.: ipse cum reliquis copiis lentius subsequitur, Caes. B. C. 2, 40.

—Sup.: asinus lentissime mandit, Col. 2, 15.

—* Transf., pliantly, readily: arida ligna lentius serrae cedunt, Plin. 16, 43, 83, § 227.

— Trop. Calmly, dispassionately, indifferently: aliquid lente ferre, Cic. de Or. 2, 45, 190; cf. id. Fragm. ap. Non. 338, 9: agere, Liv. 1, 10: respondere, to answer cooly, phlegmatically, Cic. de Or. 2, 71, 287.

—Comp.: sed haec videri possunt odiosiora, cum lentius disputantur, Cic. Par. 1, 2, 10: quid lentius, celerius dicendum, Quint. 1, 8, 1.

— In a good sense, calmly, considerately, attentively: nisi eum (librum) lente ac fastidiose probavissem, Cic. Att. 2, 1, 1.
 
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