Definition of nitor
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LNS
nitor, nitōris
niteo
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. brightness, splendor, lustre, sheen
  2. Sleekness, plumpness, good looks, beauty
  3. Neatness, elegance, brilliancy
  4. color
  5. splendor, elegance, grace
  6. dignity, excellence
Abbreviations
nitor, ōris, m. niteo, brightness, splendor, lustre, sheen. Lit.: nitor exoriens aurorae, Lucr. 4, 538: diurnus, the daylight, Ov. H. 18, 78: herbarum viridis, Lucr. 5, 783: argenti et auri, Ov. P. 3, 4, 23: eboris, Plin. 7, 15, 13, § 64: materiae, of the wood, id. 16, 40, 79, § 215: speculi, id. 11, 37, 64, § 170: gladii, id. 2, 25, 22, § 89: nigerrimus gemmae, id. 37, 10, 69, § 184: nitorem cutis facit sal, id. 31, 7, 41, § 84.

— Plur.: nitores splendoresque auri, Gell. 2, 6, 4.

— Transf. Sleekness, plumpness, good looks, beauty: nitor corporis, Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 10: urit me Glycerae nitor, Hor. C. 1, 19, 5: Liparei nitor Hebri, id. ib. 3, 12, 6: nullus totā nitor in cute, Juv. 9, 13.

— Neatness, elegance, brilliancy of external appearance: si quem ... aliquid offendit, si purpurae genus, si amicorum catervae, si splendor, si nitor, Cic. Cael. 31, 77: habitus, Juv. 3, 180: oppidum praecipui nitoris, Plin. 4, 12, 26, § 85.

— In gen., color, Lucr. 2, 819: ludis et externo tincta nitore caput, Prop. 2, 14, 26 (3, 11, 2).

— Trop., of speech, splendor, elegance, grace of style.

—With gen.: adhibendus erit in eis explicandis quidam orationis nitor, Cic. Or. 32, 115: domesticus eloquii, Ov. P. 2, 2, 51: nitor et cultus descriptionum, Tac. Or. 20: translationum, Quint. 12, 10, 36.

—Absol.: sublimitas et magnificentia et nitor, Quint. 8, 3, 3: eruditione ac nitore praestare, id. 10, 1, 98: scripsit non sine cultu ac nitore, id. 10, 1, 124.

— Of character, dignity, excellence: generis, Ov. P. 2, 9, 17; splendid liberality, Stat. S. 3, 3, 149.
 
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