Definition of unice
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Orthography ID = 2061662
1.
LNS
ūnicē
unicus
adverb
  1. alone, solely, singularly, especially, in an extraordinary degree
Abbreviations
ūnicus, a, um, adj. id., one and no more, only, sole, single (class.). Lit., of number: tuus unicus gnatus, Plaut. As. 1, 1, 1: gnatus, id. Poen. prol. 68; Ter. Heaut. 1, 1, 79; 3, 2, 29: gnata, id. And. 3, 3. 8; 1, 1, 73: filius, Plaut. Poen. prol. 65; id. Cas. 2, 3, 45; Ter. Heaut. 1, 1, 41; Cic. Rosc. Am. 14, 41: quid me patrem par facere'st, quoi ille'st unicus? Plaut. Capt. 1, 2, 38 (44): filia, Ter. Phorm. 4, 3, 41; Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 41, § 104; Verg. Cir. 334; Just. 1, 4, 2: consul, Liv. 7, 25, 11: maritus, Hor. C. 3, 14, 5: vestis, Plaut. Stich. 2, 2, 26: anser erat, Ov. M. 8, 684: orbis, id. ib. 13, 853: ancillula, App. M. 1, p. 112, 6.

—Strengthened by unus: qui me unum atque unicum amicum habuit, Cat. 73, 6: idque unum et prae omnibus unicum effice, App. M. 4, p. 156, 32.

—By solus: quamlubet esto Unica res quaedam nativo corpore sola, Lucr. 2, 542: unica solaque res, id. 2, 1078.

— In partic., of abstract subjects: spes unica imperii populi Romani, L. Quinctius, Liv. 3, 26, 8: unicum doloris levamentum studia, Plin. Ep. 8, 19, 1: satis tutum praesidium, quod unicum est, Cels. 7, 33: unicum afflictae mihi solamen hoc est, Sen. Troad. 703; id. Phoen. 89.

— Trop., of nature, character, or quality, alone of its kind, singular, uncommon, unparalleled, unique (cf.: egregius, eminens): homo unica est natura ac singularia, Turp. ap. Non. 491, 3: quis tam ... ingenio unico? Afran. ap. Fest. s. v. sagaces, p. 321 Mull.: eximius imperator, unicus dux, Liv. 7, 12, 13; so, imperator, id. 6, 6, 17: vir unicus in omni fortunā, id. 7, 1, 9: juvenis, id. 8, 32, 13: dictator, id. 22, 14, 9: spectator caeli siderumque (Archimedes), id. 24, 34, 2: ultor Romanae ignominiae, id. 9, 15, 10: puer, Ov. M. 3, 454: volucris, id. ib. 8, 239; cf. id. ib. 12, 531: liberalitas, Cic. Quint. 12, 41: fides, Liv. 33, 21, 4: spes, Quint. 6, praef. § 2: mors, Luc. 4. 509: concordia, Liv. 3, 33, 8: exemplum, id. 1, 21, 21: nam tu poeta es prorsus ad eam rem unicus, singularly fit, Plaut. As. 4, 1, 3: tibi ille unicu'st, mihi etiam unico magis unicus, more than an orly one, more than a darling, Plaut. Capt. 1, 2, 47; id. Bacch. 3, 3, 3.

— Esp., in a bad sense, singularly bad, detestable (rare): unica malitia atque nequitia, Auct. Her. 3, 6, 11: scelus, Vell. 2, 7, 2: luxuria, Fest. s. v. Sardanapalus, p. 322 Mull.

—Hence, adv.: ūnicē, alone, solely, singularly, especially, in an extraordinary degree: aliquem unice diligere, Cic. Or. 1, 1: eximie et unice delectare, Gell. 11, 13, 4: eo ornamento P.Vergilius unice est usus, Quint. 8, 3, 24: cujus amator unice Vergilius fuit, id. 9, 3, 14: quid Tiridaten terreat, unice Securus, i. e. utterly regardless, Hor. C. 1, 26, 5: mammarum vitiis aizoum unice medetur, Plin. 26, 15, 92, § 163.

—In Plaut. with unus: me unice unum ex omnibus te atque illam amare aiebas mihi, Plaut. As. 1, 3, 56: immo unice unum plurimi pendit, id. Bacch. 2, 2, 29; id. Stich. 1, 1, 12; id. Truc. 1, 2, 91.
 
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