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Lewis : securus

securus, sēcūrus, a, um, adj. se = sine and cura, i. q. non or nibil curans, free from care, careless, unconcerned, untroubled, fearless, quiet, easy, composed. Lit. In a good sense (class.; cf. tutus); constr. absol., with de, ab, gen., or a rel.-clause: ut, meis ab tergo tutis, securus bellum Nabidi inferam, Liv. 31, 25: securus solutusque, id. 25, 39; (with otiosus), Quint. 5, 13, 59: securus Hermippus Temnum proficiscitur, Cic. Fl. 20, 46: sine militis usu Mollia securae peragebant otia gentes, Ov. M. 1, 100; 11, 423; 12, 129: non secura quidem, fausto tamen omine laeta Mater abit templo, id. ib. 9, 784; cf.: a non securo Eumene, Liv. 45, 19: Ceres natā secura receptā, easy now that she had found, Ov. M. 5, 572; cf. Tib. 1, 1, 77 (v. infra, b.): de linguā Latinā securi es animi, Cic. Att. 12, 52 fin.: de bello Romano, Liv. 36, 41: de facilitate credentis, Tac. A. 16, 2: securos vos ab hac parte reddemus, Planc. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 24, 8; Curt. 9, 6, 24; so, ab hac parte, Suet. Tib. 11.—Comp.: securior ab Samnitibus, Liv. 9, 22: Romani securi pro salute de gloriā certabant, Tac. Agr. 26: aut pro vobis sollicitior, aut pro me securior, id. H. 4, 58.

With gen. (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): ne sis secura futuri, Ov. M. 6, 137; so, suis (gen. of sus), id. ib. 7, 435: extremi sepulcri, Stat. Th. 12, 781: pelagi atque mei, unconcerned about, Verg. A. 7, 304: amorum germanae, id. ib. 1, 350; 10, 326: poenae, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 17: tam parvae observationis (Cicero), Quint. 8, 3, 51: odii, Tac. Agr. 43: potentiae, id. A. 3, 28: nec securam incrementi sui patiebatur esse Italiam, Vell. 2, 109, 4: qui (motus) Campaniam numquam securam hujus mali...vastavit, Sen. Q. N. 6, 1, 2: quem (rogum) uxoria pietas mortis secura conscendit, Val. Max. 2, 6, ext. 14: his persuadet, ut securo fugae suae Eumeni superveniant, Just. 13, 8, 5: periculi, Curt. 5, 10, 15: discurrunt securi casus ejus, qui supervenit ignaris, id. 9, 9, 8 (v. infra, b.). —With rel.-clause: gestit nummum in loculos demittere, post hoc Securus, cadat an recto stet fabula talo, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 176; id. S. 2, 4, 50 (opp. laboret); id. C. 1, 26, 6.

With ne and subj.: ne quis etiam errore labatur vestrum quoque, non sum securus, Liv. 39, 16, 6.

Of inanim. things. Free from care, untroubled, tranquil, serene, cheerful, bright (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): deos securum agere aevum, Lucr. 5, 82; 6, 58; Hor. S. 1, 5, 101: quies (leti), Lucr. 3, 211; 3, 939: otia, Verg. G. 3, 376: dies, Tib. 3, 4, 54: merum, id. 2, 1, 46: mensa, id. 3, 6, 30: convivia, Sen. Clem. 1, 26: artus (Herculis), Ov. M. 9, 240: gaudia nato recepto, id. ib. 7, 455: summa malorum, careless, id. ib. 14, 490: olus, i.e. of the careless idler, Hor. S. 2, 7, 30 et saep.; Quint. 10, 5, 8: causae, id. 11, 3, 151: vox securae claritatis, id. 11, 3, 64: tempus securius, more free from care, id. 12, 1, 20; cf.: securior materia, Tac. H. 1, 1 et saep.: securos ab eo metu somnos, Plin. 28, 9, 42, § 149. —With gen.: vota secura repulsae, safe against, Ov. M. 12, 199.

Poet., that frees from care or anxiety: latices, Verg. A. 6, 715 (securos ab effectu, Serv. ad l. l.).

In a bad sense, careless, reckless, heedless, negligent (post-Aug. and very rare): reus, Quint. 6, 1, 14; cf. id. 4, 2, 55; 11, 3, 3.—Of abstract things: castrensis jurisdictio, easy, off-hand (shortly after, opp. gravis, intentus), Tac. Agr. 9: luxus, id. A. 3, 54.

Transf., object., of a thing or place, free from danger, safe, secure (not till after the Aug. period, and rare for the class. tutus): hostis levis et velox et repentinus, qui nullum usquam tempus, nullum locum quietum aut securum esse sineret, Liv. 39, 1: domus, Plin. Pan. 62, 7: Tripolim securissimam reddidit, Spart. Sev. 18: securiorem, Tac. Or. 3: quorum (hominum) ea natura est, ut secura velint, safety, security, id. ib. 37 fin.—With gen.: subitā inundatione Tiberis non modo jacentia et plana urbis loca sed secura ejusmodi casuum implevit, secure from such accidents, Tac. H. 1, 86.—Adv., in two forms, sē-cūrē. (Acc. to I.) Carelessly, heedlessly, fearlessly, unconcernedly, quietly (not ante-Aug.): lente ac secure aliquid ferre, Suet. Ner. 40; Plin. Ep. 1, 4, 3 (with neglegenter); Vell. 2, 129, 3; Val. Max. 4, 7, 1 ext. al.—Comp., Sen. Ep. 18, 8.

(Acc. to II.) Safely, securely, Plin. Ep. 2, 17, 6.

sēcūrĭter (late Lat.), Aug. in Joan. Ep. ad Parth. Tr. 10, 8.