Definition of nervosus
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LNS
nervōsus, nervōsa, nervōsum
nervus
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. full of sinews, sinewy, nervous
  2. full of fibres, fibrous
  3. Nervous, vigorous, energetic
  4. Vigorous, bold
Abbreviations
nervōsus, a, um, adj. nervus, full of sinews, sinewy, nervous. Lit.: nervosa et lignea dorcas, Lucr. 4, 1161: poples, Ov. M. 6, 256: exilitas, Plin. 11, 37, 86, § 214: partes, id. 23, 3, 34, § 69: nervosius illud, i. e. membrum virile, Cat. 67, 27.

— Transf., of plants, full of fibres, fibrous: cauliculi, Plin. 21, 9, 30, § 54; 27, 12, 97, § 123.

— Trop. Nervous, vigorous, energetic in expression: quis Aristotele nervosior, Cic. Brut. 31, 121.

— Vigorous, bold: vivacitas, Val. Max. 8, 13, 4: juventus, Prud. c. Sym. 2, 320.

—Hence, adv.: nervō-sē, strongly, boldly, vigorously, energetically: vigilanter nervoseque aliquem subornare, Planc. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 23, 6.

—Comp.: nervosius dicere, Cic. Or. 36, 127: nervosius aliquid disserere, id. Off. 3, 29, 106.
 
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