Definition of levitas
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1.
LNS
levitās, levitātis
1. levis
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. lightness
  2. movableness, mobility
  3. Light-mindedness, changeableness, fickleness, inconstancy, levity
  4. shallowness, superficialness
Abbreviations
levitas, ātis, f. 1. levis, lightness, as to weight. Lit. (rare): plumarum, Lucr. 3, 387; id. 4, 745: armorum, Caes. B. G. 5, 34: nulli fruticum levitas major, Plin. 13, 22, 42, ยง 123.

—* Transf., poet., movableness, mobility: Termine, post illud levitas tibi libera non est: Qua positus fueris in statione, mane, Ov. F. 2, 673.

— Trop. Light-mindedness, changeableness, fickleness, inconstancy, levity (freq. and class.): quid est inconstantiā, mobilitate, levitate turpius? Cic. Phil. 7, 3, 9: temere assentientium, id. Ac. 2, 38, 120: in populari ratione, id. Brut. 27, 103: mobilitas et levitas animi, Caes. B. G. 2, 1: ut adversas res, sic secundas immoderate ferre, levitatis est, lightness of mind, Cic. Off. 1, 26, 90: amatoriis levitatibus dediti, frivolities, id. Fin. 1, 18, 62: manet in rebus temere congestis levitas, Quint. 10, 3, 17: contemnamus igitur omnis ineptias

—quod enim lenius huic levitati nomen inponam, Cic. Tusc. 1, 40, 95.

— In partic., of speech, shallowness, superficialness (rare): opinionis, Cic. N. D. 2, 17, 45.
 
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