Definition of vivax
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1.
LNS
vīvax, vīvācis
vivo
adjective (3rd 1-termination)
  1. Tenacious of life, long-lived, vivacious
  2. lasting long, enduring, durable
  3. Lively, vigorous, vivacious
Abbreviations
vīvax, ācis, adj. vivo. Tenacious of life, long-lived, vivacious (poet.). Lit.: phoenix, Ov. Am. 2, 6, 54: anus, id. M. 13, 519: patrem, id. F. 2, 625: mater, Hor. S. 2, 1, 53: cervus, Verg. E. 7, 30 Forbig. ad loc.; Ov. M. 3, 194; 7, 273: Sibylla, ancient, venerable, id. ib. 14, 104 (cf.: lux aeterna, id. ib. 14, 132).

—Comp.: heres, Hor. S. 2, 2, 132.

— Transf., of things, concr. and abstr., lasting long, enduring, durable: apium (opp. breve lilium), Hor. C. 1, 36, 16: oliva, Verg. G. 2, 181: vivaci cespite, Ov. F. 4, 397: gratia, Hor. A. P. 69: virtus expersque sepulcri, Ov. P. 4, 8, 47.

— Lively, vigorous, vivacious: sulfura, burning briskly, inflammable, Ov. M. 3, 374: solum, id. ib. 1, 420: vivacissimus cursus, Gell. 5, 2, 4: discipuli paulo vivaciores, more lively, brisker, quick, eager, = alacriores, Quint. 2, 6, 3 Spald.

—Adv.: vīvāciter, with liveliness or spirit, vigorously: pertractare res mysticas, Fulg. Myth. 1 praef. med.; comp.: vivacius quaerere abdita, Prud. adv. Symm. 2, 332.
 
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