Definition of nimius
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LNS
nimius, nimia, nimium
nimis
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. beyond measure, excessive, too great, too much
  2. excessive, immoderate, intemperate
  3. great beyond measure, very great, very much
Abbreviations
nimius, a, um, adj. nimis, beyond measure, excessive, too great, too much. Lit.: quod autem satis est, eo quidquid accesserit nimium est, Cic. Fin. 5, 27, 81: vitem coercet, ne in omnes partes nimia fundatur, id. Sen. 15, 52: nimiae celeritates, id. Off. 1, 36, 131: nimiā pertinaciā atque arrogantiā, Caes. B. C. 1, 85: Prometheus Assiduam nimio pectore pavit avem, that grew again too fast, Mart. Spect. 7, 2.

— With abl. of thing, excessive, immoderate, intemperate in any thing: fiduciā nimius, Sall. Fragm. ap. Arus. Mess.: rebus secundis nimii, too much elated, Tac. H. 4, 23: nimius mero, Hor. C. 2, 12, 5.

— With gen.: impotens et nimius animi est, Liv. 6, 11, 3: imperii, id. 3, 26: sermonis, Tac. H. 3, 75: pugnae, Sil. 5, 232.

— Subst.: nimium, ii, n., too much, superabundance, excess: mediocritatem illam tenebit, quae est inter nimium et parum, Cic. Off. 1, 25, 89: juris, Sil. 14, 670: auri argentique nimium fuit, Plin. 33 prooem. § 5.

— In partic., too mighty, too powerful (post-Aug.): Cn. Pompeium esse nimium jam liberae reipublicae, Vell. 2, 32, 1: legio legatis nimia ac formidolosa erat, Tac. Agr. 7; Flor. 3, 15, 3.

— Transf., great beyond measure, i. e. very great, very much: homo nimiā pulchritudine, Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 8: nimia memoras mira, id. Am. 2, 1, 69; 5, 1, 52; Mart. 5, 64, 3.

— Subst.: nimium, ii, n.: nimium boni est, cui nil est [in diem] mali, it is great good fortune (a transl. of Eurip. Hec. 2: κεῖνος ὀλβιώτατος), Enn. ap. Cic. Fin. 2, 13, 41 (Trag. v. 237 Vahl.).

—Hence, In the abl., nimio, adverb., exceedingly, by far, much, very, Plaut. Truc. 4, 1, 6: nimio mavolo, id. Poen. 1, 2, 90.

—Esp., with comparatives, = multo: scito, nimio celerius venire quod molestum'st, Plaut. Most. 1, 1, 69 Lorenz ad loc.: nimio nequior, id. ib. 1, 2, 65: quia te nimio plus diligo, Anton. ap. Cic. Att. 10, 8 A, 1: ne doleas plus nimio, Hor. C. 1, 33, 1: nimio minus, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 4, 21: nimio melius, id. Pers. 1, 3, 31: nimio plus quam satis tutum esset, etc., Liv. 1, 2, 3: nimio plus quam velim, id. 2, 37, 4; 29, 33, 4: nimio amplior, Gell. 1, 3, 25.

—Hence, adv., in two forms. nimium, too much, too ( = nimis, in all uses, v. infra): nimium parce facere sumptum, Ter. And. 2, 6, 19: nimium dicere, opp. parum, Cic. Clu. 58, 160: nimium ne crede colori, Verg. E. 2, 17: diu, Cic. Cat. 1, 5, 10: longum tempus, id. Att. 12, 18, 1: nimium multi, id. Clu. 46, 126: nimium gratum ... gratum praeter modum, id. Planc. 33, 82: amantes mei, Quint. 1 prooem. 7 et saep.

— Non nimium, not very much, not particularly: illud non nimium probo, Cic. Fam. 12, 30, 7.

— Transf., very much, greatly, exceedingly: homo nimium lepidus, Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 8: nimium lepida nimisque nitida femina, id. ib. 4, 2, 12; id. Ps. 1, 2, 71: loci nimium mirabiles, id. Trin. 4, 2, 86: nimium vellem, Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 49: o fortunatos nimium, sua si bona norint, Agricolas! Verg. G. 2, 458: felix, heu nimium felix! id. A. 4, 657; Stat. S. 3, 3, 25.

—In class. prose esp.

— Nimium quantum, as much as can be, very much indeed, exceedingly, very: differt inter honestum et turpe nimium quantum, Cic. Fin. 4, 25, 70: sales in dicendo nimium quantum valent, id. Or. 26, 87: ille nimium quantum audacter, Oves, inquit, etc., Gell. 16, 6, 9 (nimium quam, false reading for quae nimium, Quint. 4, 2, 70. In Plaut. Bacch. 1, 2, 13, the better reading is hem quam, v. Ritschl ad h. l.).

— nimiē (post-class.). Too much, excessively: nimie aliquid facere, Capitol. Gord. 6: arat (frontem rugis) non nimie sed pulchre dictum, Macr. S. 6, 6.

— Transf., very much, very: in locis nimie frigidis, Pall. 4, 10.
 
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