Definition of tempestivus
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LNS
tempestīvus, tempestīva, tempestīvum
tempestas, I.
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. of or belonging to the right time, done or happening at the proper time, timely, seasonable, opportune, fitting, appropriate, suitable
  2. Timely, seasonable, ripe
  3. ripe, mature
  4. timely, betimes, in good time, in good season, early
Abbreviations
tempestīvus (-vos), a, um, adj. tempestas, I., of or belonging to the right time, done or happening at the proper time, timely, seasonable, opportune, fitting, appropriate, suitable (class.; syn. opportunus). In gen.: venti, Cic. N. D. 2, 53, 131: imbres, Just. 44, 1, 4: nondum tempestivo ad navigandum mari, Siciliam adiit, Cic. Imp. Pomp. 12, 34: aggressus tempestivis temporibus, Liv. 45, 19, 10; cf.: veniet narratibus hora Tempestiva meis, Ov. M. 5, 500; Plin. 11, 17, 17, § 53: et tempestivum pueris concedere ludum, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 142: oratio, Liv. 5, 12, 12: caesura arborum, Plin. 16, 43, 84, § 230: vindemia, Col. 11, 2, 67: sarritio, id. 11, 2, 9; 7, 3, 4: multa mihi ipsi ad mortem tempestiva fuerunt, fitting occasions, Cic. Tusc. 1, 45, 109: num parum tempestivos interveni? Tac. Or. 14: oscula maestis tempestiva genis posuit, Stat. Th. 2, 355.

—Neutr. absol.: si tempestivom erit, Col. 1, 8 fin.; Plin. 16, 39, 74, § 188.

— In partic. Timely, seasonable, ripe (syn. maturus): maturitas, Cic. Sen. 2, 5: ubi ocymum tempestivom erit, dato primum, Cato, R. R. 54, 3; so, fructus, Cic. Off. 2, 4, 14; Col. 3, 21, 10: pullorum examina, Lucr. 5, 1363: pinus, Verg. G. 1, 256.

—Comp.: cassita in sementes forte concesserat tempestiviores, Gell. 2, 29, 5.

— Transf., of persons, ripe, mature (poet. and in postAug. prose): tempestiva viro, Hor. C. 1, 23, 12 (for which: filia Jam matura viro, Verg. A. 7, 53; and: matura virgo, Hor. C. 3, 6, 22); so, Rhode, id. ib. 3, 19, 27: virgo, Fest. s. v. Romam, p. 269 Mull.: tempestivos erat caelo Cythereius heros, Ov. M. 14, 584.

— Pregn., like our timely, betimes, for that which takes place early, in good time, in good season, early; so in the elder Pliny, of early risers: refrigeratum sub dio dari tempestivis antecedente vomitione, Plin. 29, 4, 25, § 80: sani atque tempestivi, id. 7, 53, 54, § 181.

—Esp., of early banquets, beginning while it is yet day: convivia, Cic. Arch. 6, 13; so, convivia (convivium), id. Sen. 14, 46; id. Att. 9, 1, 3; 9, 13, 6; id. Mur. 6, 13: gladiatorum convivium, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 25, § 61: solemni et tempestivo adhibetur convivio, Curt. 8, 1, 22; Sen. Ira, 2, 28, 6; Tac. H. 2, 68; Suet. Calig. 45 fin.; cf.: tempestivis epulis delinitus, ubi vino incaluit, etc., Tac. A. 11, 37.

—Sup. seems not to occur.

—Hence, adv.: tempestīvē, at the right time, in proper season, seasonably, opportunely; fitly, appropriately (class.): arare, Cato, R. R. 61, 1; Cic. N. D. 2, 62, 156; Col. 2, 8, 4; Ov. Tr. 4, 10, 81; Just. 34, 1; Suet. Vesp. 23.

— Comp., Hor. C. 4, 1, 9.

— Sup seems not to occur.
 
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