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Lewis : languor

languor, languor, ōris, m. langueo, faintness, feebleness, weariness, sluggishness, languor, lassitude. Lit. In gen. (class.; cf.: torpor, torpedo, veturnus): ubi saepe ad languorem tua duritia dederis octo validos lictores. Plaut. As. 3, 2, 28: haec deambulatio me ad languorem dedit, has fatigued me, Ter. Heaut. 4, 6, 3: (animus) cum languore corporis nec membris uti nec sensibus potest, on account of lassitude of the body, Cic. Div. 2, 62, 128: languore militum et vigiliis periculum augetur, Caes. B. G. 5, 31.

In plur., Cat. 55, 31.—Transf., of things, of the faintness, paleness of colors, Plin. 37, 9, 46, § 130.—Poet., of the sea, stillness, calmness: et maria pigro fixa languore impulit, Sen. Agm. 161.

In partic., faintness, weakness, languor proceeding from disease (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): aquosus, dropsy, Hor. C. 2, 2, 15: languor faucium, Suet. Ner. 41: in languorem incidit, id. Tib. 72: ipsum languorem peperit cibus imperfectus, Juv. 3, 233: vere languores nostros ipse tulit, Vulg. Isa. 53, 4: a languoribus sanari, id. Luc. 6, 18.

Trop., faintness, dulness, sluggishness, apathy, inactivity, listlessness (class.): languori se desidiaeque dedere, Cic. Off. 1, 34, 123: languorem afferre alicui, opp. acuere, id. ib. 3, 1, 1; id. Phil. 7, 1, 1: bonorum, id. Att. 14, 6, 2: in languorem vertere, Tac. H. 2, 42: amantem languor Arguit, Hor. Epod. 11, 9; cf. Val. Fl. 7, 194.