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sollicitus sollĭcĭtus (sōlĭcĭtus), a, um, adj. sollus-cieo; cf. sollicito, thoroughly moved, agitated, disturbed. Of physical motion (poet. and rare). As attrib. of motus, restless, unceasing: quae sollicito motu carerent, referring to the elements in constant motion, as air, water, etc., Lucr. 1, 343: sic igitur penitus qui in ferro'st abditus aër Sollicito motu semper jactatur, i. e. an unceasing air-current within the iron, to explain its attraction by the magnet, id. 6, 1038.

Of the sea agitated by storms: ut mare sollicitum stridet, Verg. G. 4, 262.

Pregn., with the idea of distress (v. II. B.): utile sollicitae sidus utrumque rati, to a ship in distress, Ov. F. 5, 720: sollicitae porro plenaeque sonoribus aures, agitated, vibrating (by disease), Lucr. 6, 1185: corpus, Sen. Herc. Fur. 1299.

Sollicitum habere (cf. II. A. and B. infra), = sollicitare: omnes sollicitos habui, kept them busy, on the move, Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 52 Donat. ad loc. Of mental affections, full of anxiety, excitement, distracted by cares, engaged, troubled, disturbed (opp. quietus). Of cares of business; esp. sollicitum habere, to keep busy, engaged (Plaut. and Ter.): (clientes) qui neque leges colunt, neque, etc., sollicitos patronos habent, Plaut. Men. 4, 2, 12 Brix ad loc.; 4, 2, 21: quorum negotiis nos absentum sollicitae noctes et dies sumus semper, id. Stich. 1, 1, 6: hem, tot mea Solius solliciti sunt curā, of servants busy in attending their master, Ter. Heaut. 1, 1, 77: numquid vis? Py. Ne magis sim pulcer quam sum: ita me mea forma habet sollicitum, Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 95; cf.: Hispaniae armis sollicitae, Sall. H. 1, 48 Dietsch.

Of restlessness from fear, suspense, etc., full of anxiety, agitated, alarmed, solicitous, anxious (opp. securus; freq. and class.): sollicitum habere, to fill with apprehension and fear, keep in anxiety; constr., Absol.: in quibus si non erunt insidiae ... animus tamen erit sollicitus, Cic. Phil. 12, 11, 36: diutius videtur velle eos habere sollicitos a quibus se putat diuturnioribus esse molestiis conflictatum, id. Fam. 6, 13, 3: quae maxime angere atque sollicitam habere vestram aetatem videtur, id. Sen. 19, 66: sollicitum te habebat cogitatio periculi mei, id. Fam. 7, 3, 1; so id. Att. 2, 18, 1; id. Sest. 11, 25: initia rerum quae ... sollicitam Italiam habebant, Caes. B. C. 3, 22: cum satis per se ipsum Samnitium bellum et, ... sollicitos haberet patres, Liv. 8, 29, 1: solliciti et incerti rerum suarum Megaram referre signa jubent, id. 24, 23, 5: sollicitae ac suspensae civitati, id. 27, 50 med.: quid illis nos sollicitis ac pendentibus animi renuntiare jubetis, id. 7, 30, 22: sollicitae mentes, Ov. F 3, 362: pectus, id. M. 2, 125: mens, Curt. 4, 13, 2: animi, Hor. Ep. 1, 5, 18: ego percussorem meum securum ambulare patiar, me sollicito? Sen. Clem. 1, 9, 4: sollicitus est et incertus sui quem spes aliqua proritat, id. Ep. 23, 2: ut sollicitus sim cum Saturnus et Mars ex contrario stabunt, alarmed, id. ib. 88, 14: fertur sollicitas tenuisse deas, kept them in anxious suspense, Stat. Achill. 2, 338: nunc sollicitam timor anxius angit, Verg. A. 9, 89.—And opposed to securus and securitas: quid est turpius quam in ipso limine securitatis esse sollicitum? Sen. Ep. 22, 5: securo nihil est te pejus, eodem Sollicito nihil est te melius, Mart. 4, 83, 1; so id. 5, 31, 8; Sen. Ep. 124, 19; Quint. 11, 3, 151; Tac. H. 4, 58.

With abl.: sollicitam mihi civitatem suspitione, suspensam metu ... tradidistis, Cic. Agr. 1, 8, 23: Sophocles, ancipiti sententiarum eventu diu sollicitus, Val. Max. 9, 12, 5 ext. — With de: sollicitus eram de rebus urbanis, Cic. Fam. 2, 12, 1: de tuā valetudine, id. ib. 16, 7, 1: sollicita civitas de Etruriae defectione fuit, Liv. 27, 21 med.: sollicitum te esse scribis de judicii eventu, Sen. Ep. 24, 1: desii jam de te esse sollicitus, id. ib. 82, 1.

With pro: ne necesse sit unum sollicitum esse pro pluribus, Cic. Lael. 13, 45.

With propter: sollicitus propter iniquitatem locorum, Liv. 38, 40, 9; 44, 3, 5 infra.

With adverb. acc. vicem, for the fate of: sollicito consuli et propter itineris difficultatem et eorum vicem, ... nuntius occurrit, Liv. 44, 3, 5: ut meam quoque, non solum reipublicae vicem videretur sollicitus, id. 28, 43, 9: clamor undique ab sollicitis vicem imperatoris militibus sublatus, id. 28, 19, 17.

With gen.: non sollicitus futuri, pendet (filius tuus mortuus), Sen. Cons. Marc. 19, 6.

With dat. (late Lat.): ne solliciti sitis animae vestrae, neque corpori vestro, Vulg. Matt. 6, 25.

With ex: ex hoc misera sollicita'st, diem Quia olim in hunc, etc., Ter. And. 1, 5, 33: haec turba sollicita ex temerariā regis fiduciā, Curt. 3, 1, 17.

With ne, like verbs of fearing: (mater) sollicita est ne eundem conspiciat, etc., Cic. Mur. 41, 88: legati Romanorum circuire urbes, solliciti ne Aetoli partis alicujus animos ad Antiochum avertissent, apprehensive, Liv. 35, 31, 1: sollicitis populis ne suas operiant terras, Plin. 11, 29, 35, § 104: sollicitus Solon, ne tacendo parum reipublicae consuleret, Just. 2, 7, 9; Front. Strat. 1, 1, 6.

With interrog.-clause: solliciti erant quo evasura esset res, Liv. 30, 21 init.: quam sim sollicitus, quidnam futurum sit, Cic. Att. 8, 6, 3.

In gen., troubled, disturbed, afflicted, grieved; constr. absol., with abl. alone, or with de: sollicitus mihi nescio quā re videtur, Plaut. Merc. 2, 3, 30: neque est consentaneum ullam honestam rem, ne sollicitus sis ... deponere, lest you be troubled by cares, Cic. Lael. 13, 47: vehementer te esse sollicitum et praecipuo quodam dolore angi, id. Fam. 4, 3, 1: vehementer populum sollicitum fuisse de P. Sullae morte, id. ib. 9, 10, 3: num eum postea censes anxio animo aut sollicito fuisse, afflicted by remorse, id. Fin. 2, 17, 55: hoc genus omne Maestum ac sollicitum est cantoris morte Tigelli, Hor. S. 1, 2, 3.

Excited, passionate (rare): qui, ut sint pudici, solliciti tamen et anxii sunt, Cic. Tusc. 4, 33, 70: atqui sollicitae nuntius hospitae, Suspirare Chloen .. Dicens, etc., Hor. C. 3, 7, 9; so, = avidus, with gen. or de (poet. and post-class.): hominem cuppedinis sollicitum, Lucr. 5, 46: de regno sollicitus ( = avidus regni potiundi), Just. 1, 10, 6.

Very careful for, concerned in, punctilious, particular about (post-Aug.; freq.); constr. absol., with de, circa, in, or obj.-inf.: ne decet quidem, ubi maxima rerum monumenta versantur, de verbis esse sollicitum, Quint. 8, 3, 13: de quorum sumus judicio solliciti, for whose judgment we care, id. 10, 7, 24: dixit Cicero, non se de ingenii famā, sed de fide esse sollicitum, id. 11, 1, 74: nec sum in hoc sollicitus, dum res ipsa appareat, id. 8, 4, 15: eloquentia non in verba sollicita, Sen. Ben. 7, 8, 2: si tamen contingere eloquentia non sollicito potest, id. Ep. 75, 5: cur abis, non sollicitus prodesse bonis, nocere malis? id. Hippol. 976; cf. in double sense, Mart. 4, 83, 2 and 5.

= sollicitatus (v. sollicito; poet.): solliciti jaceant terrāque premantur iniquā qui, etc., without repose, Ov. Am. 2, 16, 15. Of abstr. and inanim. things. In gen., solicitous, mournful, full of or connected with cares and anxiety, anxious, disturbed (class.; often approaching the signif. II.): scio quam timida sit ambitio, et quam sollicita sit cupiditas consulatūs, how full of cares is the desire for the consulship, Cic. Mil. 16, 42: id est proprium civitatis ut sit libera et non sollicita rei cujusque custodia, i. e. that nobody be disturbed in the quiet