Definition of tenuitas
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LNS
tenuitas, tenuitas
tenuis
noun (f., indeclinable declension)
  1. thinness, slenderness, fineness, smallness, tenuity
  2. smallness, insignificance, poverty, indigence, scarcity
  3. fineness, acuteness, minuteness
Abbreviations
tenuitas, ātis. f. tenuis, thinness, slenderness, fineness, smallness, tenuity (class.). Lit.: casurusne in conspectum videatur animus, an tanta sit ejus tenuitas, ut fugiat aciem, Cic. Tusc. 1, 22, 50: valetudo modo bona sit, tenuitas ipsa delectat, slimness, id. Brut. 16, 64: crurum, Phaedr. 1, 12, 6: aeris, rarity (with siccitas), Sen. Q. N. 2, 10, 1: lini, Plin. 19, 1, 2, § 9: chartae, id. 13, 12, 24, § 79: capillamenti, id. 11, 37, 65, § 171: liniam duxit summae tenuitatis per tabulam, id. 35, 10, 36, § 81: caudae, id. 8, 33, 51, § 121: cribri, id. 18, 11, 27, § 105: aquae, thinness, clearness, purity, id. 31, 3, 23, § 38; cf. sanguinis, id. 11, 39, 92, § 226 et saep.

— Transf. (acc. to tenuis, I. B.), smallness, insignificance, poverty, indigence, scarcity: Magii, Cic. de Or. 2, 66, 265: alicujus, Cic. Fil. Fam. 16, 21, 4; Caes. B. G. 7, 17: aerarii, Cic. Off. 2, 21, 74: earum rerum, quas terra procreet, vel ubertatem vel tenuitatem, id. Div. 2, 13, 30.

— Trop., fineness, acuteness, minuteness in language: limata tenuitas et rerum et verborum, Cic. Fin. 3, 12, 40; id. Opt. Gen. Or. 3, 9: (dialectica) sectas ad tenuitatem suam vires ipsā subtilitate consumet, Quint. 12, 2, 13; 12, 10, 35; 10, 2, 23: discriminum ac differentiarum tenuitates, fine shades, Gell. 1, 3, 29.
 
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