Definition of nimis
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LNS
nimis
ni, ne, and root ma, to measure; cf.: metior, mensa, metare, etc.; hence
adverb
  1. too much, overmuch, excessively, beyond measure
  2. not too much, not very much, not altogether, not very
  3. beyond measure, exceedingly
  4. tandem, very much, in the highest degree
Abbreviations
nimis, adv. ni-, ne-, and root ma-, to measure; cf.: metior, mensa, metare, etc.; hence, too much, overmuch, excessively, beyond measure. Lit.: Chremes nimis graviter cruciat adulescentulum nimisque inhumane, too severely ... too inhumanly, Ter. Heaut. 5, 5, 1: nec nimis valde nec nimis saepe, Cic. Leg. 3, 1, 1: heu nimis longo satiate ludo, Hor. C. 1, 2, 37: nimis castus Bellerophon, id. ib. 3, 7, 14: felix heu nimis, Stat. S. 2, 7, 24: nimis dixi, Plin. Pan. 45.

— With gen.: nimis insidiarum, Cic. Or. 51, 170: haec loca lucis habent nimis, Ov. F. 6, 115.

— With a preceding negative, not too much, not very much, not altogether, not very: Philotimi litterae me quidem non nimis, sed eos admodum delectārunt, Cic. Att. 7, 24, 1: ea dicis non nimis deesse nobis, id. de Or. 1, 29, 133: Caecilium non nimis hanc causam severe, non nimis accurate, non nimis diligenter acturum, id. Div. in Caecil. 22, 71: illud non nimis probo, quod scribis, id. Fam. 12, 30, 15: praesidium non nimis firmum, Caes. B. G. 7, 36: haud nimis amplum, Liv. 8, 4.

— Transf., beyond measure, exceedingly (ante-class.): nimis velim lapidem, etc., Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 119: nimis id genus ego odi male, id. Rud. 4, 2, 15; id. Am. 1, 1, 63; Ter. Eun. 4, 7, 16.

—Also strengthened by quam or tandem, very much, in the highest degree: nimis quam formido, ne, etc., Plaut. Most. 2, 2, 79; id. Truc. 2, 5, 15: nimis tandem contemnor, id. Ps. 4, 1, 11; id. Pers. 2, 1, 2.

—Prov.: ne quid nimis, Ter. And. 1, 1, 34.
 
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