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Lewis : dives

dives, dīves, ĭtis, and dīs, dīte (v. seq. β ), adj. perh. root div-, gleam; Gr. δῖος ; Lat. divus, dies, rich (cf.: pecuniosus, beatus, locuples, opulens, opulentus). dīves (class. and freq.; the nom. and acc. of the neutr. plur. do not occur; cf. Neue Formenl. 2, 51, v. infra; abl. sing. usually divite, e. g. Plaut. Cist. 2, 1, 56; Hor. C. 4, 8, 5; id. Ep. 2, 2, 31; id. A. P. 409; Ov. Am. 1, 10, 53; id. M. 5, 49; Quint. 4, 2, 95; 7, 4, 23 et saep.: diviti, Plin. 3, 1, 3, § 7; 7, 29, 30, § 108): ubi dives blande appellat pauperem, Plaut. Aul. 2, 2, 7; opp. pauper, id. ib. 2, 2, 19; 49; id. Cist. 2, 1, 56; id. Men. 4, 2, 9; id. Poen. 3, 1, 13 et saep.: quem intelligimus divitem? etc., Cic. Par. 6, 1: solos sapientes esse, si mendicissimi, divites, id. Mur. 29 fin.; so opp. mendici, id. Phil. 8, 3, 9 et saep.: Crassus, cum cognomine dives tum copiis, id. Off. 2, 16, 57; cf.: Fufidius Dives agris, dives positis in fenore nummis, Hor. S. 1, 2, 13; id. A. P. 421; so with abl.: pecore et multa tellure, id. Epod. 15, 19: antiquo censu, id. S. 2, 3, 169: Lare, id. ib. 2, 5, 14: amico Hercule, id. ib. 2, 6, 12: auro, Curt. 8, 5, 3; Just. 44, 3, 5; 44, 1, 7; cf. Liv. Praef. § 11: bubus, Ov. M. 15, 12: dote, id. H. 11, 100 et saep.: dives pecoris nivei, Verg. E. 2, 20; so with gen.: opum, id. G. 2, 468; id. A. 1, 14; 2, 22; Ov. F. 3, 570: armenti, id. H. 9, 91: equum pictae vestis et auri, Verg. A. 9, 26: artium, Hor. C. 4, 8, 5 et saep.: dives ab omni armento, Val. Fl. 6, 204.

Transf., of things. Rich, sumptuous, costly, splendid, precious: animus hominis dives, non arca appellari solet, Cic. Par. 6, 1, 44: Capua, Verg. G. 2, 224: Anagnia, id. ib. 7, 684: Achaia, Ov. M. 8, 268: ager, Verg. A. 7, 262: ramus, id. ib. 6, 195: mensae, Hor. S. 2, 4, 87: lingua, id. Ep. 2, 2, 121: vena, id. A. P. 409 et saep.: templum donis dives, Liv. 45, 28: Africa triumphis, Verg. A. 4, 38: Mantua avis, id. id. 10, 201: terra amomo, Ov. M. 10, 307 et saep.: dives opis natura suae, Hor. S. 1, 2, 74.

Abundant, plentiful (poet.): dives copia fiendi, Ov. Trist. 3, 1, 102; cf. stipendia, Liv. 21, 43, 9.