Definition of nuptus
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LNS
nuptus, -, -, -
root in Sanscr. nabhas; Germ. Nebei; Gr., νέφος, νεφέλη, ; Lat.: nubes, nebula, nimbus; cf., νύμφη
verb (unknown conjugation)
  1. to cover, veil
  2. to marry, wed
  3. to marry, be married
  4. to be wedded, tied to
Abbreviations
nūbo, psi, ptum, 3, v. a. and n. (acc. to Prisc. p. 789 P., the ancients used the construction nubere aliquem; hence part. pass.: nuptus, a, um; v. fin.) [root in Sanscr. nabhas; Germ. Nebei; Gr. νέφος, νεφέλη; Lat.: nubes, nebula, nimbus; cf. νύμφη], to cover, veil. In gen. (very rare): jubet ut udae virgines nubant rosae. Auct. Pervig. Ven. 22: quod aqua nubat terram, Arn. 3, 118.

— In partic., of a bride: alicui, to cover, veil herself for the bridegroom, i. e. to be married to him; to marry, wed (class. and freq.); constr. with dat. or absol.: nuptam esse; also with cum; post-class. also with apud: quo illae nubent divites Dotatae? Plaut. Aul. 3, 5, 15: virgo nupsit ei, cui Caecilia nupta fuerat, Cic. Div. 1, 46, 104: deam homini nubere, Aug. Civ. Dei, 4, 27: locuples quae nupsit avaro, Juv. 6, 141; 591: regis Parthorum filius, quocum esset nupta regis Armeniorum soror, Cic. Fam. 15, 3, 1: Amphitruo ... Quicum Alcumenast nupta, Plaut. Am. prol. 99: dum cum illo nupta eris, id. As. 5, 2, 20: cum in familiam clarissimam nupsisses, Cic. Cael. 14, 34: in familiae luctum, id. Clu. 66, 188: ut una apud duos nupta esset, Gell. 1, 23, 8: si qua voles apte nubere, nube pari, Ov. H. 9, 32: posse ipsam Liviam statuere nubendum post Drusum, Tac. A. 4, 40: tu nube atque tace, Juv. 2, 61.

—In the sup.: nam quo dedisti nuptum, abire nolumus, Plaut. Stich. 1, 2, 83; cf.: uxor, invita quae ad virum nuptum datur, id. ib. 1, 2, 85: Mamilio filiam nuptum dat, Liv. 1, 49: ultro nuptum ire, Plaut. Cas. prol. 86: nuptum locare virginem, Ter. Phorm. 5, 1, 25: propinquas suas nuptum in alias civitates collocāsse, Caes. B. G. 1, 18: nuptum mitti, Sall. Fragm. ap. Arus. Mess.

—Impers. pass.: cujusmodi hic cum famā facile nubitur, Plaut. Pers. 3, 1, 58: praestruxit, hic quidem nubi, ubi sit et mori, Tert. c. Marc. 4, 38.

—Pers.: neque nubent neque nubentur, Vulg. Matt. 22, 30.

— Transf. Of a man, to marry, be married (poet. and in post-class. prose): pontificem maximum rursus nubere nefas est, Tert. ad Uxor. 1, 7: nec filii sine consensu patrum rite et jure nubent, id. ib. 2, 11; Hier. Ep. 22, n. 19; Vulg. Luc. 20, 34: viri nupti, Varr. ap. Non. 480. 3.

—So, comically, of a man who is ruled by his wife, Non. 143, 24 sq.: uxorem quare locupletem ducere nolim, Quaeritis? uxori nubere nolo meae, will not be my wife's wife, Mart. 8, 12, 2.

—Also of unnatural vice: nubit amicus, Nec multos adhibet, Juv. 2, 134; Mart. 12, 42; Lampr. Heliog. 10; Cod. Just. 9, 9, 31.

— In mal. part.: haec cotidie viro nubit, Plaut. Cist. 1, 1, 45; cf. id. Cas. 2, 8, 45 sqq.; Mart. 1, 24, 4.

— Of plants, to be wedded, i. e. tied to others: vites in Campano agro populis nubunt, Plin. 14, 1, 3, § 10: et te, Bacche, tuos nubentem junget ad ulmos, Manil. 5, 238: populus alba vitibus nupta, Plin. 18, 28, 68, § 266.

—Hence, nuptus, a, um, P. a., married, wedded: ex quā hic est puer et nupta jam filia, Cic. Sest. 3, 6.

—Subst.: nūpta, ae, f., a married woman, bride, wife: nova nupta, Ter. Ad. 4, 7, 33; Juv. 2, 120: pudica, Liv. 3, 45, 6; Ov. F. 2, 794: nupta virum timeat, id. A. A. 3, 613; Tac. G. 18; Sen. Contr. 3, 21, 9; Juv. 6, 269; 3, 45.

—Comically, in the masc.: novus nuptus, of a man married in jest as a woman to another man, Plaut. Cas. 5, 1, 6 (cited in Prisc. p. 789 P.).

— Transf.: nupta verba, which should not be spoken by the unmarried, Paul. ex Fest. p. 170 Mull.
 
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