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Lewis : munditia

munditia, mundĭtĭa, ae, and mundĭtĭes, ēi, f. 1. mundus, cleanness, cleanliness (class.; cf.: ornatus, cultus). Lit.: munditia illecebra animo est amantium, Plaut. Men. 2, 3, 4: munditias facere, to clean the house, Cato, R. R. 39, 2: munditias volo fieri; ecferte huc scopas, etc., Plaut. Stich. 2, 2, 22: alia jam munditiarum facies est, Front. Aq. 88.

Transf., in gen., cleanliness, neatness, elegance, fineness, niceness, in furniture, dress, etc.: in munditiis aetatulam agere, Plaut. Ps. 1, 2, 40: munditiis munditiam antideo, id. Cas. 2, 3, 9: munditia non odiosa neque exquisita nimis, Cic. Off. 1, 36, 130: hominis, id. Fam. 10, 20, 2: cui flavam religas comam, Simplex munditiis, Hor. C. 1, 5, 5: munditiis capimur, Ov. A. A. 3, 133: urbanae, Sall. J. 63, 3: per cultum et munditias, Tac. A. 3, 30: multa munditia indutus et amictus, Gell. 2, 5, 2.

Trop., of speech, neatness, terseness, elegance, Cic. Or. 23, 79: verborum, Gell. 1, 23, 1: venustas et mundities orationis, id. 10, 3, 4; Quint. 8, 3, 87.