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Lewis : exilis

exilis, exīlis, e, adj. ex and ile, ilia; hence, without entrails, i. e. thin, lank, Corss. Ausspr. 2, 1003, small, thin, slender, lank, meagre, poor, feeble (class.; syn.: tenuis, gracilis, macer): exile et exiguum et vietum cor, Cic. Div. 2, 16, 37; cf.: jecur horridum et exile, id. ib. 2, 13, 30: femur (opp. tumentes surae), Hor. Epod. 8, 10: artus, Ov. Pont. 1, 10, 27: folia, Plin. 24, 6, 20, § 29: quod solum tam exile et macrum est, quod, etc., thin, poor, Cic. Agr. 2, 25, 67: ager, Col. 1, 4, 3; cf.: Arisbe glebis, Luc. 3, 204: exilis domus est, ubi non et multa supersunt, etc., poor, wretched, Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 45: domus Plutonia, i. e. cheerless, id. C. 1, 4, 17 (cf.: domus plena, id. ib. 2, 12, 24): hereditas (with parva), Plin. Pan. 40, 1: via, short, Ov. Tr. 1, 2, 86.

Transf. In gen., meagre, dry, inadequate, etc.: genus sermonis exile, aridum, concisum ac minutum, meagre, dry, Cic. de Or. 2, 38, 159; so of speech, id. Fin. 4, 3, 7; id. de Or. 2, 77, 315; 1, 18, 83; Quint. 8, 3, 56 (opp. tumida); cf. of speech: pro pressis exiles, id. 10, 2, 16: vox (opp. plena), id. 11, 3, 15; ib. 13: argumentis admodum exilibus niti, Gell. 14, 2, 4.

Void, free.—With gen.: exilis atque inanis aegritudinum, Plaut. Stich. 4, 1, 21.—Comp.: caro prunorum, Plin. 15, 13, 12, § 43: vox feminis quam maribus (opp. gravior), id. 11, 51, 112, § 269: vox in senecta, ib. § 270.—Sup. seems not to occur.—Hence, adv.: exīlĭter, thinly, meagrely, feebly, dryly: nolo verba exiliter exanimata exire, feebly, Cic. de Or. 3, 11, 41: annales sane exiliter scripti, id. Brut. 27, 106: disputare (with jejune), id. de Or. 1, 11, 50.—Comp.: exilius dicere de aliqua re, more sparingly, briefly, Varr. L. L. 5, § 2 Müll.—Sup. seems not to occur.