Definition of nefandus
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LNS
nefandus, nefanda, nefandum
nefari, lit. not to be mentioned, unmentionable; hence
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. impious, heinous, execrable, abominable
Abbreviations
nefandus, a, um, adj. ne-fari, lit. not to be mentioned, unmentionable; hence, impious, heinous, execrable, abominable (mostly post-Aug.; syn. infandus): sperate deos memores fandi atque nefandi, i. e. wrong, impiety, Verg. A. 1, 543: nefandum adulterium, Cic. Fragm. ap. Quint. 5, 11, 12 (al. nefarium): nefandum vehiculum, Liv. 1, 59: nefandissima quaeque tyrannicae crudelitatis exercuit, Just. 16, 4, 11: fraus, Juv. 13, 174: sacri, id. 15, 116.

—Of persons: homo nefandus, Plin. 28, 1, 2, ยง 9: nefandi homines, Quint. 1, 3, 17.

—Sup.: aususne es, nefandissimum caput? etc., Just. 18, 7, 10.

—Hence, adv.: nefandē, impiously: multa nefande ausi, Sall. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 993 P. (dub: Dietsch. H. 1, 62, nefanda).

—Sup.: nefandissime, Cassiod. Hist. Eccl. 10, 28.
 
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