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Lewis : infinitus

infinitus, infīnītus, a, um, adj., not enclosed within boundaries, boundless, unlimited. Lit.: quod finitum est habet extremum ... nihil igitur cum habeat extremum, infinitum sit necesse est, Cic. Div. 2, 50, 103: aër, materia, id. Ac. 2, 37, 118: imperium, id. Verr. 2, 3, 91: potestas, id: Agr. 2, 13, 33; Liv. 3, 9: magnitudines infinitissimae, Boëth. Inst. Arithm. 1, 4.

Subst.: infī-nītum, i, n., boundless space, the infinite: ex infinito coorta, Lucr. 5, 367.

Transf. Without end, endless, infinite: altitudo, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 48: spes, id. Deiot. 5, 13: odium, id. Balb. 27, 62: labor, id. de Or. 1, 1: licentia, id. Verr. 2, 3, 94, § 220: imperium, id. ib. 2, 3, 91, § 213: potestas, id. Agr. 2, 13, 33: occupationes, Nep. Att. 20, 2: pretium, immoderate, Dig. 35, 2, 61: sin cuipiam nimis infinitum videtur, too prolix, Cic. de Or. 1, 15, 65.

Subst.: infīnītum, i, n., an infinitude, an endless amount or number: infinitum auri, Eutr. 9, 9: ad or in infinitum, to infinity, without end: haec (ars statuaria) ad infinitum effloruit, Plin. 34, 7, 16, § 35: crescere, id. 34, 2, 3, § 5: durescere, id. 13, 9, 18, § 62: sectio in infinitum, Quint. 1, 10 fin.: ne in infinitum abeamus, Plin. 17, 25, 38, § 243: infinitum quantum, beyond all measure, exceedingly, extraordinarily, Plin. 18, 28, 68, n. 3, § 277: infinito plus or magis, infinitely more, far more, Quint. 3, 4, 25; 11, 3, 172.

Innumerable, countless: multitudo librorum, Cic. Tusc. 2, 2, 6: multitudo, id. Off. 1, 16, 52: causarum varietas, id. de Or. 1, 5, 16; Caes. B. G. 5, 12, 3: legum infinita multitudo, Tac. A. 3, 25: numerus annorum, Gell. 14, 1, 18: pietatis exempla, Plin. 7, 36, 36, § 121: pecunia ex infinitis rapinis, Auct. B. Alex. 64, 4; Spart. Hadr. 20, 5; Eutr. 1, 3; 3, 20 al.

Indefinite. In gen.: infinitior distributio, where no person or time is mentioned or implied, Cic. Top. 8: quaestio, id. Part. Or. 18: res, id. de Or. 1, 31: conexa, indefinite conclusions, id. Fat. 8.—Adv.: in infinito, to infinity, everywhere, at pleasure, Dig. 8, 2, 24; 8, 1, 9.

In gram.: verbum, i. e. the infinitive, Quint. 9, 3, 9; also absol., id. 1, 6, 7 and 8: articulus, an indefinite pronoun, Varr. L. L. 8, § 45; 50 Müll.: vocabula, appellative nouns (as vir, mulier), ib. § 80.

Adv. infīnītē. Without bounds, without end, infinitely: ne infinite feratur ut flumen oratio, Cic. Or. 68, 228: concupiscere, excessively, id. Par. 6, 3: dividere, id. Ac. 1, 7: perorare, without cessation, constantly, id. Or. 36 fin.Indefinitely, in general: referre de re publica, Gell. 14, 7, 9.

in-fīnītō (rare), immensely, vastly: magis delectare, Quint. 11. 3, 4: magis flexa sunt, id. 8, 4, 25: plus cogitare, id. ib.: infinito praestare, Plin. 25, 8, 53, § 94.