Definition of lepor, lepos
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LNS
lepor, lepōris
(lepos, -)
λάμπω, λαμπρός, perh. root lamp; Gr. λάμπω, λαμπρός; cf. Lat. limpidus, lanterna
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. pleasantness, agreeableness, attractiveness, charm
  2. pleasantness, grace, politeness, amiability
  3. my delight, charmer
  4. pleasantry, wit, humor
Abbreviations
lepor and lepos, ōris, m. perh. root lamp-; Gr. λάμπω, λαμπρός; cf. Lat. limpidus, lanterna, pleasantness, agreeableness, attractiveness, charm. In gen.: quasi salsa muriatica esse autumantur sine omni lepore et sine suavitate, Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 32: aurea, pavonum ridenti imbuta lepore Saecla, Lucr. 2, 502; 4, 1133: omnis vitae lepos, Plin. 31, 7, 41, § 88.

— In partic. Of behavior, pleasantness, grace, politeness, amiability: affluens omni lepore ac venustate, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 54, § 142: in quo mihi videtur specimen fuisse humanitatis, salis, suavitatis, leporis, id. Tusc. 5, 19, 55.

— As a term of endearment, = blanditiae, my delight, charmer: respice, o mi lepos, Plaut. Cas. 2, 3, 19; id. Curc. 1, 2, 4.

— Of speech, pleasantry, wit, humor (so most freq. in Cic.; cf.: sal, facetiae, festivitas): Inest lepos ludusque in hac comoedia, Plaut. As. prol. 13: ea esset in homine jucunditas et tantus in jocando lepos ut, etc., Cic. de Or. 1, 7, 27: urbanitatis oratorius, non scurrilis, lepos, id. Brut. 38, 143; cf. id. de Or. 1, 34, 159: floruit admirabili quodam lepore dicendi, id. Ac. 2, 6, 16: inusitatus nostris oratoribus lepos, id. de Or. 2, 23, 98: omnes verborum, omnes sententiarum lepores, id. Or. 27, 96.
 
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